Next Generation Communications Week in Review: TWDM-PON, NFV and Consumers Views7/25/2015
- This week in the Next Generation Communications Community there was a focus on industry trends such as TWDM-PON, network functions virtualization (NFV) and on consumer attitudes about future mobile services and the impact of IoT. However, before covering those items, as the week ended there was some news surrounding community host Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) that deserves some attention. Nokia announced that it has received European Commission (EC) approval for its pending acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. This follows previous antitrust clearances in Brazil and Serbia and the expiration of the antitrust review period in the United States. In addition, the parties confirmed further antitrust clearances from Albania, Canada, Colombia and Russia.