Nokia boss insists there will be no repeat of past merger mistakes as company's stock plummets on disappointing first-quarter results.
Shares in the Finnish equipment maker fell sharply in early-hours trading after its main networks business floundered in the first quarter.
Network operator plans to converge its wireless and wireline operations with the aid of AlcaLu, Cisco, Nokia, Ericsson and Juniper.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.
One third of nearly 500 voters in Light Reading's recent poll on 5G suggest that upgrading backhaul to support the influx of data traffic coming to 5G will be the toughest challenge.
Ericsson's CFO rules out any large-scale M&A in response to Nokia's $16.6 bid for Alcatel-Lucent and sees OSS becoming big business for the Swedish vendor.
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders visited Ericsson's HQ in Kista, Sweden, to discuss industry transformation and the future of communications networks with Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson.
In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
Light Reading outlines 13 groups that are working to influence the development of 5G, including its standards, spectrum and use cases.
Favorable currency movements flatter results as Swedish equipment maker is hit by a fall in business in its biggest regional market.
UK regulator issues its recommendations on which above-6Ghz spectrum bands make the most sense for mobile operators building 5G networks.
Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.
Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.
Communications network operators need to formulate an IoT strategy and decide if Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology has a place in those plans.
Chinese vendor claims its pre-5G technologies have delivered a threefold increase in overload radio capacity.
5G won't be a wholesale network changeover, which is a good thing, because 4G does a pretty good job already.
Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.
Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.
There's some degree of agreement between Qualcomm and Nokia on an air interface for 5G, but there are still plenty of proposals on the table.
Light Reading takes a closer look at the strengths and recent financial performance of the two vendors as they negotiate a possible merger.
Network infrastructure vendors confirm they are in talks about a deal to create a $27 billion giant.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia looking to offload HERE business; Spotify raises new finance; MTN eyes Nigerian operator.
The standards rivalry that drove the development of 3G and 4G technologies is missing from the 5G picture.
5G could shape up to be a stunningly expensive fiasco.
5G is a technology to take mobile service providers beyond communication, into new modes of business, and now is the time to get with the program.
By framing the problem correctly, research lab is focused on making bandwidth seem infinite even it if can't be.
A group lead by the test and measurement vendor has finalized its "toolbox" for deploying 5G in the above-6Ghz spectrum bands.
In a new Prime Reading feature on Light Reading, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown dishes on all things 5G.
The emergence of 5G around 2020 will bring new tech inventions galore, from flying cars to talking animals to holographic phone calls. Not to mention faster download speeds.
The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders visits Ericsson's labs in Stockholm to find out about the vendor's 5G device prototype from the leader of the vendor's 5G product strategy, Håkan Andersson.
It's 5G month at Light Reading, which means we're exploring everything from what 5G entails, what it means for the industry, its challenges, opportunities and progress across the globe.