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Alcatel-Lucent virtualizes WANs and routers

Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks SDN venture has broadened its product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology. Nuage’s Virtualized Networks Services (VNS) product is designed to help enterprises simplify the provisioning of secure network services to remote locations. It is intended to extend policy-driven network automation to branch locations to speed the deployment of new sites, and reduce operational expenditures.

HP and Nokia join forces to build cloud-based networks for operators

Nokia Networks and Hewlett-Packard are collaborating on a platform that aims to let operators to roll out new services faster by moving to a cloud-based infrastructure.

Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise networking unit to China Huaxin

Alcatel-Lucent has closed the sale of its IP telephony and Ethernet switching equipment activities to China Huaxin. The spun off company will struggle to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Cisco Systems, and will have to make acquisitions of its own to grow.

Both product segments are highly competitive and going through big changes thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and technologies such as software-defined networking and cloud-based communication services.

Connected ad panels to improve mobile speeds and coverage

Alcatel-Lucent and JCDecaux have joined forces on small cells. To make it easier for higher mobile broadband speeds using small cells, Alcatel-Lucent has joined forces with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux on the development of connected ad panels.

Alcatel-Lucent et Thales partenaires dans la cyber-sécurité

Alcatel-Lucent et Thales montent un partenariat stratégique dans la cyber-sécurité, qui devrait notamment aboutir au transfert d’une équipe de 90 personnes.

Alcatel-Lucent shrinks loss as it tries to turn around its fortunes

Alcatel-Lucent's revenue remained flat during Q1-2014, although the company made a smaller loss than a year earlier.

Sales for Q1-2014 totalled €3.1 billion (US$4.29 billion as of March 31, the last day of the period reported), down 0.5 percent year on year. The company made a net loss of €101 million, an improvement on the year-earlier loss of €353 million.

Alcatel-Lucent ups the ante in unified access

At Interop this week, Alcatel-Lucent updated its wired/wireless unified access portfolio with a new access switch, and SDN and application analytics extensions.

The enhancements build upon Alcatel-Lucent's unified access strategy announced last fall. The strategy competes with those from Cisco, HP, Brocade and Extreme Networks.

Alcatel-Lucent works with Red Hat to virtualize mobile networks

Alcatel-Lucent is betting big on operators wanting to virtualize their mobile networks using NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) technology, in order to become more nimble and less reliant on proprietary hardware.

Virtualization has already changed how enterprises build and manage their IT infrastructure, and now mobile operators are looking at doing the same thing, and vendors are re-architecting their products. Purported advantages include lower costs and faster deployment of new services.

Alcatel-Lucent posts Q4-2013 net profit, readies sale of enterprise unit

Alcatel-Lucent's revenue remained flat, but the company turned a year-earlier loss into a net profit for the fourth quarter, it reported Thursday.

The company has also found a buyer for its enterprise networking unit, it said.

Alcatel-Lucent sells federal technology unit for US$200 million

LGS Innovations, a company formed during the Alcatel-Lucent merger to supply technology to the U.S. government, has been sold to a pair of U.S.-based investment companies for about US$200 million.

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