Alcatel-Lucent Establishes New Rapport for Enterprises and Service Providers 4/21/2015 - Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) made big news this week, and it had to do with the future of communications technology and not the future of industry structure. The latter of course has been the topic de jure ever since last week's announcement that Nokia will be acquiring ALU. The big news this week is that the company is unwrapping its new Rapport solution-a software-based, open platform that gives large enterprises and service providers more flexibility in developing and delivering communications and collaboration services.
Getting Ready for 5G 4/14/2015 - We are still rather early in planting the 4G footprint as ubiquitously available around the world. Yet, discussions at Mobile World Congress, in major forums and publications (TelecomTV currently has a weeklong look at 5G) and the announcement of new research efforts have stressed that in many ways 4G is yesterday's news. Attention is now being focused on what comes next: 5G.