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Brooklyn 5G Summit: Suppliers tout large-scale network automation in support of 5g

Equipment vendors envisage automated networks of a million slices The conference portion of the Brooklyn 5G Summit began with a bit of nostalgia befitting the show’s modest, but pertinent milestone of its fifth annual gathering. The show began with Marcus Weldon, Nokia's CTO and president...

Nokia reorgs Mobile Networks biz, shuffles executives post-Alcatel-Lucent integration

Nokia set to split Global Services business from its Mobile Networks division and redraw executive responsibilities beginning April 1. Nokia is set for a major reshuffling of business operations, announcing plans to break its Mobile Networks business into a pair of separate operating...

China Mobile picks Nuage Networks for SDN public cloud project

Nokia’s Nuage Networks division to see its SDN Virtualized Services Platform used to support 2,000 public cloud servers for China Mobile. Nokia’s Nuage Networks division snagged a deal with China Mobile to deploy the vendor’s Virtualized Services Platform as part of the...

Looking to 5G, Nokia launches software-only management system

NICE, France – Continuing its commercialization of "5G"-oriented products, Nokia released its NetAct Cloud management system, which it said can be deployed in variable data center configurations to help cut cost and speed deployment time. Peter Patomella, VP of network management and self organizing networks for...

Nokia Q1 sales down 9% year-over-year, hints at job cuts

Nokia said lower mobile network sales hit business, but highlighted the positive integration with Alcatel-Lucent Nokia recorded 5.6 billion euros ($6.38 billion) in net sales for the first quarter of 2016, down from 6.1 billion euros in the same quarter last year. In the first quarter, Nokia’s...

LTE and smartphones power SK Telecom Q1 growth

SK Telecom posted Q1 growth highlighting continued growth among LTE and smartphone users, with planned focus on IoT expansion SK Telecom said it added 295,000 mobile customers during the first quarter, pushing its total customer base to 28.92 million subscribers. LTE customers numbered 19.52 million...

Nokia could cut 14% of workforce following Alcatel-Lucent merger

Up to 15,000 Nokia employees could lose their jobs by 2018 A year after announcing plans to acquire Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks is looking to save $1 billion in costs in part by cutting up to 14% of its approximately 104,000-strong global workforce, according to reports. Nokia and...

Nokia to deploy smart city solution in Dubai

Network resources set to be shared by several government agencies The Dubai government's security network provider, Nedaa Professional Communication, selected Nokia Networks to deploy a smart city solution based on next-generation network technology. The solution is being designed to support high-bandwidth voice, video and other...

KPN unveils strategy to save $329M per year

Dutch telco KPN looks to launch VoLTE services this year Dutch telecom operator KPN announced plans to save 300 million euro ($329 million) per year by 2019, under a new strategic plan covering the next three-to-five years. KPN said its existing strategic program is on...

How the industry is addressing small cell deployment challenges

Issues of site acquisition, backhaul and power have been significant small cell deployment challenges, but the industry is starting to get a better handle on how to address them – and as a result, small cell deployments began to ramp up in 2015, with...

Nokia, EE demo MEC technology supporting live video

Firms explain the MEC demo taps edge video orchestration to support streaming content Nokia Networks and U.K.-based operator EE demonstrated a pair of mobile edge computing-enabled services run over a MEC-enabled network at the recent Mobile World Congress event. The demonstrations included the use of edge...

Verizon, Nokia push 5G toward reality

Verizon Communications has started "5G" field tests with Nokia Networks, testing pre-standards technology in Verizon's live network in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Verizon and Nokia said they tested an "extreme broadband" use case to look at the viability of replacing high-speed, indoor wireline connections with...

T-Mobile 5G plans begin to take shape, not as bullish on timing as Verizon and AT&T

T-Mobile 5G plans include trials work this year with Nokia and Ericsson with expected post-2020 commercial launch T-Mobile US is the latest domestic operator to get in on the “5G” craze, announcing plans with Ericsson and Nokia Networks to begin trialling technology later this year. The...

Nokia says initial 5G deployments may happen before 2020

Nokia unveiled new ‘5G’-ready radio access solution BARCELONA, Spain – Finnish vendor Nokia Networks expects to see initial deployments of “5G” networks before 2020, according to company CEO Rajeev Suri. “2020 is probably where we see global volume deployments but we will start to see a...

Nokia Q4 sales reach $4.05 billion

In final results before combination with Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks sees solid growth in Greater China, EMEA regions Finnish vendor Nokia recorded net sales of 3.6 billion euro ($4.05 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2015, up from 3.5 billion euro in the same quarter last...

Verizon and AT&T among telcos joining Open Compute Project

Open Compute Project launches telco focus with support from DT, EE, SK, Verizon and AT&T The Open Compute Project, which was formed five years ago under the umbrella of reimagining the design of servers and other hardware used in data centers, unveiled a Telco Project...

Nokia, KT carry out EMTC field trial for IoT applications

KT uses Nokia Flexi Multiradio 10 in its LTE network South Korean operator KT and equipment provider Nokia recently conducted what the companies say is the industry's first enhanced machine type communications field trial. The trial was conducted on KT's LTE network using Nokia's Flexi Multiradio...

Report: Nokia Networks wins India LTE contract

Nokia Networks set to deploy LTE infrastructure for Vodafone in three circles Finnish telecom equipment provider Nokia Networks reportedly was awarded a three-year contract to provide LTE network infrastructure for Indian mobile operator Vodafone in three telecoms circles, The Times of India reports. Under terms of...

China Mobile targets 500 million LTE subs in 2016

China Mobile plans to deploy 300,000 base stations next year, expand VoLTE, carrier aggregation The world’s largest mobile operator China Mobile aims to reach 500 million LTE subscribers by the end of 2016, according to Chinese press reports. China Mobile initially launched LTE services in December...

Nokia, ARM and Enea launch SDN-focused OpenFastPath program

Organization looks to tap open source to boost SDN applications Nokia Networks, ARM and Enea announced the launch of the OpenFastPath Foundation, which the companies claim will tap an open source approach in boosting performance of software-defined networking applications. The OFP Foundation is said to...

Nokia closes $3 billion sale of Here mapping unit

Telecom solutions powerhouse Nokia completed the sale of its Here mapping and services unit to a group of German automakers comprised of Audi, BMW and Daimler-Benz for more than $3 billion. According to the company, "Nokia received net proceeds from the transaction of approximately ,...

Nokia shareholders OK $16.5B acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

The transaction is expected to be completed in Q1 2016 Shareholders of Finnish telecom equipment manufacturer Nokia approved the proposed $16.5 billion acquisition of French-based supplier Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia has obtained all the regulatory approvals required to proceed with the proposed transaction. In April 2015, the two vendors...

Bharti Airtel to invest $9 billion in India

The telco aims to deploy 160,000 base stations in three years Indian telecommunications provider Bharti Airtel plans to invest 600 billion rupees ($9 billion) over the next three years to expand its mobile and fixed network infrastructure across the country. The telco said the investment is part...

LatAm: Ericsson predicts smartphone, mobile video growth; Oi, Nokia partner on IoT

In its latest Mobility Report, Ericsson predicts mobile subscriptions across Latin America and the Caribbean will surge from 740 million this year to 850 million in 2021, at which point W-CDMA/HSPA technologies are expected to be the dominant technology accounting for 50% of total...

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