Category: Infrastructure

Alcatel-Lucent scores SDN win in Europe

Alcatel-Lucent scores SDN win in Europe

Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks has won a data center contract with Numergy, a French cloud services firm created by SFR, Bull and the French government. Numergy plans to open two data centers this year and ten more over the next three years. The company will use Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 service routers in combination with the firm’s Nuage […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Software0 Comments

CCA Spring 2014: Ericsson talks LTE, OSS/BSS, virtualization

CCA Spring 2014: Ericsson talks LTE, OSS/BSS, virtualization

SAN ANTONIO – If wireless carriers are involved, there is a good chance network infrastructure giant Ericsson is somewhere nearby, as was the case at this week’s Competitive Carriers Association event in San Antonio, where the Swedish company looked to expand its presence in the small- and mid-tier carrier space. Not that Ericsson is not […]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Infrastructure, LTE, Software0 Comments

Video: CommScope on in-building wireless trends

CommScope Inc. recently posted on its blog an infographic capturing some of the on-going trends in in-building wireless. Among the findings: – Close to 80% of mobile data use occurs indoors, with usage dominated by smartphones. – About 30 billion square meters of indoor commercial real estate exist, but only about 2% of that is […]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

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Alcatel-Lucent wins $1 billion contract with China Mobile

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and China Mobile have announced a one-year agreement valued at up to $1.03 billion (750 million Euros) to move the world’s largest mobile operator to an all-IP, “ultra-broadband” network with an eye towards cloud services and network functions virtualization (NFV). China Mobile had already selected ALU in 2013 as one of the vendors […]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

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Axell Wireless installs DAS at One World Trade Center

Axell Wireless has installed its largest-ever public safety wireless system at One World Trade Center. The distributed antenna system, or DAS, was implemented by Axell and systems integrator TechMer Inc., and covers One WTC, the tallest building in the U.S. and fourth-tallest in the world (TechMer’s original . A surrounding system installed by Axell and Pinnacle Wireless covers nearby […]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

Juniper ‘right-sizing’ may mean deep job cuts

Juniper ‘right-sizing’ may mean deep job cuts

Juniper Networks (JNPR) said during its fourth quarter earnings call that it wants to “right-size,” and now it looks as if that may mean significant layoffs. The Silicon Valley network equipment maker is preparing to cut as many as 800 jobs, or about 8% of its workforce, according to SDN Central. These layoffs would follow […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Capital Markets, Infrastructure, jobs, Networks0 Comments

Infrastructure News: Russian market seen strengthening, vendors focus on video

Analyst: Russia’s LTE market set to boom A new report from Maravedis-Rethink forecasts a major opportunity for equipment vendors in Russia. But the nation’s efforts to promote a homegrown wireless equipment vendor have faltered, and Ericsson, NSN, and Huawei have all won major LTE contracts in Russia. This may represent a failure of central government […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

FCC asked to expedite DAS, small cell deployments

FCC asked to expedite DAS, small cell deployments

With AT&T’s new ad campaign set to make DAS and small cells household words, wireless infrastructure trade organization PCIA and the HetNet Forum are asking the Federal Communications Commission to remove barriers to deployment. The trade associations are asking the FCC to streamline the environmental and historic preservation review process for distributed antenna systems and […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Ericsson CTO on carrier opportunities, NFV and developments in the lab

Ericsson CTO on carrier opportunities, NFV and developments in the lab

Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson joined Limor Schafman of RCR-TV at Mobile World Congress 2014 to discuss emerging opportunities for wireless network operators. He said that in his conversations with carriers he sees a variation of business models. “Some are just choosing the model of connecting,” he said, “but there are also others that are choosing […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Networks0 Comments

Wireless Infrastructure: CCI sees more carrier investment, Alcatel-Lucent scores hetnet win

Crown Castle on U.S. carrier investment Speaking at the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference, Crown Castle CEO Ben Moreland was optimistic about the prospects for continued carrier investment in wireless networks. “What’s important in our business, and one of the first things I look at, notwithstanding the competitive nature of the big four […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

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