Alcatel-Lucent has announced that former Kodak president Laura Quatela is to join the company as its executive vice president of intellectual property. She will be leading its patent monetisation programme.
In an indication of the importance Alcatel-Lucent attaches to Quatela’s role she will be one of very few heads of IP at a major company who reports directly to the CEO. “[Quatela’s] strong leadership background in patent monetisation in particular will be integral in the drive to unlock the value of our world-class portfolio of more than 32,000 active patents,” says Michel Combes, Alcatel-Lucent’s CEO in a press release issued to mark her hire.
Europe is the smart grid’s sleeping giant. Europe has installed only 55m smart meters but this is expected to rise sharply to 180m by 2020. Spain will remain as the most active market in 2014 but large-scale deployments in the UK, Germany and France will begin to ramp up in late 2015.
That means we can expect to see big new contracts worth billions of dollars soon for the European trio of Ericsson (ERIC), Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and Nokia Solutions Networks, .....
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Mobile operators ramp up their LTE network plans.
Despite the early hype surrounding 5G, there’s plenty of life left in 4G. At the end of last month, there were commercial networks from 318 operators in 111 countries. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year.
But operators are already moving on to the next evolution of LTE – LTE-Advanced. As of the end of the first quarter, ABI Research estimates there were around 60 LTE-Advanced trials, commitments and commercial deployments worldwide. Of these, it believes 22 commitments were from Western Europe, 16 from Asia-Pacific, and five from North America.
Carrier aggregation (CA) is perhaps the most significant feature of the LTE-Advanced specification, which helps mobile carriers to utilise all spectrum resources to increase data throughput rates.
The first small cells to spring from Qualcomm's investment in Alcatel-Lucent will come to market in the middle of this year, according to both companies.
While multimode 3G and 4G is its top priority, Schabel says that all of AlcaLu's small cells will have WiFi integrated going forward. As of January, the company has 65 contracted, revenue-generating customers in 42 countries.
Alcatel Lucent SA:Announces deployment of its IP technology by NTT DOCOMO to meet rapidly increasing demand for mobile broadband Internet services including videos and music streaming, and multi-player gaming.NTT DOCOMO will use Alcatel Lucent’s 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) as part of its system.
France : TELEFÓNICA uses ALCATEL-LUCENT technology for cloud DVR service.
With the cloud service, Movistar subscribers can record up to 350 hours of content in the cloud through their set-top boxes. Moreover, they can record content from all channels at the same time. At first, the service was rolled out in February.
Movistar TV has also utilized Alcatel-Lucent s 5910 video services appliance to introduce a mosaic-based feature for major sporting events that enables users to select between six different streams of sporting action. This service has been offered since March.
July 31, 2014
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China Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio™ LTE Radio Access Network (RAN)as a key piece of its new nationwide ultra-broadband mobile access network
Alcatel-Lucent will provide 9,892 base stations as one of the top three suppliers for China Telecom’s deployment of LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD technologies in 12 provinces in China
China Telecom has more than 181 million subscribers, and is deploying its LTE network to help meet the ever-increasing demand for high speed mobile Internet in the world’s largest Smartphone market
The announcement with China Telecom comes on the heels of two major LTE-TDD announcements with China Mobile and Sprint, reinforcing Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in LTE
Alcatel-Lucent has established a strong global leadership position in LTE with more than 40 contracts for commercial deployments comprising eight of the top 10 global service providers
As The Shift Plan drives Alcatel-Lucent’s industrial repositioning as a specialist vendor of IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access solutions, LTE deployments such as that with China Telecom underscore the importance of offering technology enabling both the transition to ultra-broadband access and unlocking its benefits
[ According to the informed sources, after the obtaining the TD-LTE license and integration of networking in 16 cities, China Unicom plans to build 100,000 4G base stations by the end of the year, but the proportion of FDD base stations is still unclear. ]
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The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy.
Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025.
OG&E, Oklahoma’s largest electric utility, recently announced that it has selected Alcatel-Lucent to build a private wide area network (WAN) to support its *smart grid* implementation.
Alcatel-Lucent has been partnering with Schneider Electric for several years now, combining our expertise in communications technology with Schneider Electric’s vast experience in infrastructure. In fact, Alcatel-Lucent is a Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Technology Partner and the partnership is bearing fruit in areas such as substation automation. The two companies are now working together on a joint project for RTE, the operator of Europe’s biggest power grid, and its intelligent substation R&D project in France.