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.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.