This stock has CRATERED since the earnings report. You could have made a mint in PUTS. I bet you have been holding this garbage for a decade.
The Chinese aren't going to buy non-Chinese gear form Ciena just because of Ericsson. ALU is much stronger in China than Ericsson.
Underlying Common Shares
Current Weighted Average Basic Common Shares Outstanding
The quarterly net income assumption levels must be equal or greater than below amounts for the respective underlying common shares from the issue to be included in Diluted EPS
0.875% notes 500,000 1,094 294 1,388 13,108 104,501 $ 11,294
3.75% notes 350,000 3,281 309 3,590 17,356 104,501 $ 23,392
4.0% notes 187,500 1,875 257 (43) 2,090 9,198 104,501 $ 26,177
4.0% notes 187,500 1,875 77 877 293 3,122 9,198 104,501 $ 42,604
Total $ 1,225,000 $ 8,125 $ 937 $ 877 $ 250 $ 10,190 48,860
Verizon picked Samsung to provide 4G LTE indoor small cells for the small-to-medium business market, for the first time picking a supplier outside of its macro network vendors for the tiny basestations.
The vendor is preparing a system Verizon will start deploying later this year for business customers who want better LTE coverage indoors. Samsung says it will supply Verizon with "femtocells" that can support up to 60 simultaneous LTE users on the unit, as well as core network elements and a management system.
A small cell is a tiny -- relatively speaking -- self-contained basestation that extends coverage at the edge of the macro network. In theory, these units can help fix voice and data coverage holes, add capacity where needed, and increase data connection speed. Enterprise small cells now appear to be starting to taking off in some carrier markets. (See Know Your Small Cell: Home, Enterprise, or Public Access?)
Verizon Wireless has recently said that it is deploying Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)'s LTE small cells in indoor and outdoor environments. It has also made encouraging noises about Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)'s Radio Dot system, which is expected to begin trials in the second quarter. (See Verizon Deploys AlcaLu's LTE Small Cells , Verizon Welcomes Ericsson's Radio Dot, and MWC 2014: Single-Mode 4G Small Cells Ahoy?)
AlcaLu and Ericsson are Verizon's existing suppliers for its macro LTE network. The SMB deal is a nice win for Samsung because Verizon has gone beyond its macro providers. Samsung appears to be growing its profile with LTE small cells in the US. It is also said to be supplying Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) with the 4G units. (See Sprint Has Samsung 4G LTE Small Cells: Analyst.)
Why are you posting on this board every day if you are not trading? Your soiling yourself and whining non-stop is a joke. Nobody has learned anything from your "POOR ME" complaining.
The Ciena/Ericsson partnership announced today is terrible for ALU. It will really hurt them in long haul and wireless.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Telecom's do their budget flushes in Q4, so next several quarter will be much worse than the last one.