Globe CEO accepts ice bucket challenge
Posted at 08/27/2014 1:46 PM | Updated as of 08/27/2014 1:46 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Another top CEO has joined the ice bucket challenge craze. This time, it's Globe chief executive Ernest Cu.
On his Facebook page, Cu posted the video of himself doing the ALS ice bucket challenge at Globe Tower.
Cu held a purple umbrella to protect him from the rain, but he got wet anyway as buckets of ice water were splashed on him.
"I'm doing this for the ALS organization to bring awareness to that particular disease," he said. "I'm a bit late on this, so I will be donating as well as doing the challenge this time.
Cu nominated several of Globe's partners, Google Tokyo's Naoto Yokoyama, Facebook and Instagram's Kai Elmer Sotto and Alcatel Lucent CEO Michael Combes for the ice bucket challenge.
August 26, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent helps provider Ucom Armenia to upgrade network infrastructure, setting the optical switch 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) as a key element of the transport solutions 100G WDM / Optical Transport Network (OTN).
Thanks to the new optical IP-based network company Ucom will first in Armenia to provide data rates up to 100 Gbit / s. The new network will be able to cope with the growth of data traffic and will accelerate and reduce the cost of deployment of new broadband services, the need for individual and corporate clients to use the new devices and applications, as well as work with the cloud.
Alcatel-Lucent sets converged WDM / OTN / IP platform 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and a control system 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) in order to optimize capacity and efficiency to support demanding cloud services.
Alcatel-Lucent will also provide professional services for the design, engineering, installation and commissioning; deployment is planned for the period from August to November 2014
Operator Ucom built the first network in Armenia FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home), which provides the service "3 in 1", including access to the Internet, IPTV and digital telephony.
Ucom company is one of the largest transit ISPs in the country.
CEO Ucom Ayk Yesayan: "As the first company in Armenia, built a network of FTTH, we intend to continue to occupy a leading position in the application of technological innovation in our country. Alcatel-Lucent company has demonstrated that it is the best solution to meet growing subscriber demand for bandwidth. We look forward to the implementation of new joint projects with Alcatel-Lucent ».
CEO of Alcatel-Lucent in Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia Hahlyuk Alex: "This project is the modernization of the optical transport network is the first project, performed in collaboration with Ucom. Upon completion of the project will be able to exploit Ucom a single converged network, in which the new 100-gigabit speed a
Today at 09:36
Alcatel-Lucent confirms its good performance in this weekend. The action of the telecoms equipment is offered Friday morning at a first place ranking increases the CAC 40 (2.3% to 2.57 euros). The folder enjoys the support of Kepler Cheuvreux reiterated a recommendation that "Purchase" value with a target price of 4.4 euros. Analysts welcomed the latest refinancing of the group, through its subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., and paints a rather rosy picture of the financial position of the company for the coming months.
Despite a disappointing second quarter in the Heart network segment (revenues down 10%), activity is expected to rebound in the second half (3%) and mark an acceleration in 2015 with a rate of double-digit growth (+ 12%). The broker is focussing on a strong recovery in IP routing and a gradual recovery of the IP transport division, while segment revenues access might prove resilient in the coming quarters. Alcatel and total sales should climb 1% this year and 6% in 2015, with expected 5% respectively 8% and margins.
Strong UP Move on higher than normal Volume. Now 2.60#$%$ 3,22%.
Looking good. Volume looking like Short Covering, because of the early Loan Repayment and
the Comeback of ALU`S Patent Treasure.
Remember: ALU is one most shorted Stock in Europe.
...Some of the most successful short trades feature negative bets on telecom gear maker Alcatel-Lucent - one of the most shorted stocks across Europe with about 12 percent of its shares out on loan, according to data from Markit....
erizon needs to spend on small cells and network densification to support VoLTE and multicast video, according to its CFO.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)'s Fran Shammo called out the small cell, distributed antenna and in-building work at a recent Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. conference. Verizon has posted a webcast of the comments.
"You need that densification in the LTE network," Shammo said. "That's really where most of our investment will go this year."
Despite the anticipated cost benefits of software-defined networking (SDN) over the coming years, Shammo isn't expecting Verizon's capex to decline; in fact, he expects wireless capex to increase over the next couple of years.
"The reason our capex will not decline is because in wireless you have to build out these small cells, these antenna systems and in-building coverage if you want to stay ahead of the capacity and give the customer the experience that they want," Shammo said. "If you think about voice-over-LTE, that densification has to be pretty strong if you want to hold that high-quality call throughout your network."
"The handoff of VoLTE is a little different than CDMA was, and it has to be a much more densified network in order for that to work appropriately," Shammo elucidated.
Verizon is expecting to launch VoLTE at the tail end of this year. (See Apple Eyes VoLTE as 4G Voice Gets Real.)
Multicast is "about a year out," Shammo says. (See Verizon's Multicast LTE Video to Arrive in 2015.)
From last Call:
...Now given the convertible bond offering we have done in June, we are now able to fully reimburse it. That will be done on August 19. It’s not done before that, because there would be a penalty applicable to that. So we are going to implement it in August, and with that the related pledges on patents, as well as shares of certain subsidiaries will be released. Needless to say, this is generating a significant interest savings, not only in 2015, but also already in 2014.....
Till 2012 ALU was a Leader in Managed Services with US$1.56 billion in Revenue...
But ALU was losing Money on this $1.5B Revenue, so Combes decided to exit Money losing Contracts....
In Q2/2014 Revenue for Managed Services was only $100M, a 62,8% Decrease YoY....
What will happen if all losing Contracts are ended?
ALU still has the Skills, the KnowHow and the Market Entry to get new, Money Making Contracts in Managed Services! That could be a big Surprice for the Market....
...The upgrade primarily reflects our expectation that Alcatel-Lucent is on track with its restructuring program to sustainably improve its operating margins in 2014 and 2015. In addition, the group has sharply reduced its interest costs and improved its liquidity by refinancing expensive debt instruments with cheaper long-term debt. As a result, we now expect a marked improvement in the group's interest cover ratios in the next 12 months, as well as almost break-even free operating cash flow (FOCF) in 2015, compared with negative FOCF of about #$%$0.7 billion in 2014....
S&P Upgrades Alcatel-Lucent from B- to B; Outlook Revised to Stable
rea underserved by major operators to get ultra-broadband mobile access for improved quality of voice telephony, Internet, video and gaming on smartphones and tablets
Paris, August 12, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to deploy a complete 4G LTE overlay network in the Midwestern U.S. states of Oklahoma and Kansas to enable Pioneer Cellular, an affiliate of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, to offer ultra-broadband mobile access to its customers and enable higher quality service for video, gaming and Internet connectivity on smartphones and tablets.
Mobile ultra-broadband plays a critical role in today’s rural landscape as it fuels better educational opportunities, better economic activity, more entertainment choices and a better overall quality of life. The demand for mobile broadband by those in rural areas are no different than those of urban counterparts, however, scaling networks for rural areas has been a challenge. LTE enables rich communications, commerce, entertainment, productivity and educational activity virtually anywhere at any time.
Pioneer Cellular is helping bridge the mobile ultra-broadband gap by providing service primarily in unserved and underserved areas of rural Kansas and Oklahoma. The LTE deployment with Alcatel-Lucent will enable Pioneer Cellular to provide customers with ultra-broadband access and also interconnect with other carriers through roaming agreements.
With Alcatel-Lucent’s support, Pioneer will offer LTE based mobile service to its entire customer base covering 47 counties in Oklahoma and 14 counties in Kansas.
The initial 25 sites to be deployed will be completed by the end of 2014, with an eventual plan to cover all of Pioneer’s network.
Alcatel-Lucent is providing Pioneer Cellular with an end-to-end 4G LTE overlay solution including LTE Radio Access Network, IP Mobile Packet Core (MME, SGW/PGW, PCRF), Subscriber Data Manager, IP Mobile Backhaul (7705 SAR) and associated deployment and in
August 7, 2014 Thu 2:32 AM
Alcatel Lucent has fallen to its lows of the year, but traders are looking for a bounce.
optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 5,000 September 3.50 calls for $0.14 and the sale of an equal number of September 3 puts for $0.06. That translates into a debit of $0.08.
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ALU rose 2.17 percent to $3.30 yesterday, one session after skidding to its lowest level since late October. The stock has struggled on the heels of reporting a quarterly loss on July 31.
Overall option volume was 3 times greater than average on Wednesday, according to Heat Seeker, with that bullish combination accounting for almost all the total.
...Craig Moffett, eponymous director of MoffettNathanson Research, writes today that “Son and Sprint will need to refocus squarely on improving results internally, and that won’t be easy.”
....Expect capital spending to rise.....
As i told you 7 Hours ago:
....Claure, 43, joined the Sprint board in January. He founded Brightstar Corp., now a subsidiary of SoftBank. In a statement, Sprint said that Claure will make the ongoing Sprint network buildout his first priority....
A possible Merger holding back Network Investments. So 2H should be better than expected for ALU, because Sprint will not merge with TMUS....
04.08.2014 - 07:12 Uhr.