Nokia Networks has continued its series of early fall portfolio enhancement announcements with a software upgrade for its Liquid Radio system, 60MHz carrier aggregation for 4G LTE, and the launch of its Flexi Metro Remote Radio Head, which is designed to help operators boost capacity in dense urban areas using their existing macro cell sites. Separately, the vendor is offering WiMax operators a migration path to LTE TDD-Advanced, introducing what it claims is the world's first 3.5GHz carrier aggregation-capable radio, and adding new LTE TDD-Advanced features and services. Nokia Networks is making a series of announcements during the next 10 days or so as it heads to Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas. (See Nokia Networks Boosts RAN Capacity, Upgrades Liquid Radio , Nokia Networks Offers WiMax-to-LTE Migration and Nokia Networks Boasts CEM Advance.)
The European Commission has fined Infineon Technologies AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: IFX), Philips and Samsung Corp. a total of just over €138 million (US$181 million) for operating a cartel in the European Economic Area in the smart-card chips sector. According to a Commission statement, the companies "colluded through bilateral contacts that took place in the period between September 2003 and September 2005." Renesas Technology Corp. was also implicated in the collusion, but it was granted full immunity from financial penalties for revealing the existence of the cartel to the Commission.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.