The Chinese government has enacted a plan to develop smart grid technology. China's national utility, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), announced plans to invest $250 billion in electric power infrastructure upgrades over the next five years, of which $45 billion is earmarked for smart grid technologies. Another $240 billion between 2016 and 2020 will be added to complete the smart grid project.
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Nokia Deal Could Close Earlier Than Planned.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes said its acquisition by Nokia is moving “extremely smoothly” and could close earlier than originally planned.
When the $16.6 billion deal was announced in April, the companies said they hoped to close it by the first half of next year.
“I have expectations we could close it earlier than later,” Combes said in an interview Friday during a brief trip to Silicon Valley. “Up till now we have had a very smooth journey.”
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The term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) was coined by British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton in 1999. IoT is about connecting electronic devices over the Internet, letting them talk to us and other connected devices through user controlled applications, now made popular by Internet of Things in Healthcare.
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Alcatel-Lucent Achieves Distance Record for Undersea Data Transmission in Africa
via pctechmag July 20, 2015
Alcatel-Lucent completes major Africa connection.
PARIS, France - Telecom and cable Television operators in Africa are set to improve on quality and increase their clientele reach, thanks to an affordable high tech innovation from the Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) that enables data transmission over a distance of 10,000 kilometers using real-time processing prototypes of a unique cost-effective 300 gigabits-per-second.
July 19, 2015 via Business Week
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KT, the largest communication service provider in South Korea, will run Network Function Virtualization (NFV) trials using software developed by Alcatel-Lucent.
South Korea is one of the most connected countries in the world – according to Akamai, it boasts the world’s second average broadband speed at 63.6 mbps. It was the first nation to deploy 4G and earlier this year, the Korean government announced plans to invest US$1.5bn in 5G.
First 5G networks are expected to become operational in 2017, with a commercial service available by 2020. Such high-speed networks will require a radically different backbone.
NFV replaces specialized telecommunications hardware with generic servers that can run the same functions using Virtual Machines. Examples of equipment that can be virtualized include load balancers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and WAN accelerators.
In the near future, KT will begin an NFV proof-of-concept which will include Alcatel-Lucent’s Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) systems, CloudBand NFV platform and Virtualised Services Platform (VSP) from the company’s subsidiary Nuage.
“Combining vEPC, CloudBand and Nuage Networks VSP for SDN provides an innovative architectural model to answer the demand for next generation application workloads and to optimize CAPEX and OPEX for delivering KT’s mobile broadband services.”
[ Most of this China business has long been anticipated and is baked into current analysis.]
Hardly....extrapolate The $11 Trillion Internet Of Things, Big Data And Pattern Of Life (POL) Analytics....Forbes
The Internet of things will also result in unprecedented amounts of data that savvy businesses will utilize in a multitude of ways. According to new research from Gartner, IoT will have a, "transformational effect on the data center market, its customers, technology providers, technologies, and sales and marketing models." Gartner also suggests the IoT market could generate incremental revenue of $300 billion by 2020, much of it in data centers, an often overlooked strength of Intel