Alcatel-Lucent News In Review - June 2015

This month’s Alcatel-Lucent News In Review includes details of a collaboration with Dresden’s Technische Universität for the development of 5G networks; results of a study of smartphone users and their customer service preferences; and the details of a G.fast home networking device that will accelerate the deployment of ultra-broadband access.

Paris, France, June 29, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent’s 2014 Annual Review features 10 examples of how Alcatel-Lucent is shaping the network through growth, innovation and transformation.

BELL LABS AND DRESDEN’S TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT TO COLLABORATE ON ADVANCING DEVELOPMENT OF 5G NETWORKS

Bell Labs has become a research partner of the Technische Universität of Dresden’s 5G Lab in Germany.

Under a collaboration agreement, the two organizations will develop and test technologies that will help to define the capability of 5G mobile networks in meeting the massive connectivity demands of the future, with the high-performance required by end-users.

Alcatel-Lucent´s Bell Labs and TU Dresden, via its 5G Lab Germany, are collaborating to develop key technologies that will define the future of 5G networks. Of the four research tracks at the 5G Lab Germany – Wireless and Networks, Tactile Internet Applications, Silicon Systems and Mobile Edge Cloud - Alcatel-Lucent will initially focus effort on the Wireless & Networks track. Alcatel-Lucent’s research cooperation will focus in two areas: Definition of a new air interface, and the use of multiple device-to-radio connections.

As a research partner, Bell Labs will fund the joint research and will then incorporate findings into its ongoing Network 2020 development work.

This announcement highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s competitive ability to collaborate with leading research institutions on the development of 5G.

RESEARCH ON SMARTPHONE USERS’ INTERACTION WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS REVEALS GROWING POPULARITY OF SELF-HELP CUSTOMER SERVICE TOOLS

A comprehensive study by Alcatel-Lucent of 5,500 smartphone users in Brazil, Japan, the UK and the US has found that consumers are increasingly happy to avoid dealing with the helpdesk of service providers, and instead use app-based self-service tools to resolve many common service issues.

The research looked at a range of consumer trends in mobile communications, including how smartphone users prefer to interact with large companies, use of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi, wearable devices, future communications including connected vehicles, and customer experience management.

THE LATEST INNOVATIONS FROM ALCATEL-LUCENT

Alcatel-Lucent introduces G.fast home networking device to accelerate deployment of ultra-broadband connectivity

Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a ‘gateway’ device for residential and business use that will allow operators to accelerate the deployment of G.fast-based ultra-broadband access to meet the ever-growing demand for faster data speeds in homes and the workplace.

Alcatel-Lucent’s G.fast residential gateway (7368 ISAM CPE) will extend fiber-like data speeds into the home through a simple, plug-and-play device that uses the G.fast standard to bring more than 750megabits-per-second of broadband speed to consumers over existing telephone lines -  almost 30 times the global average.  

Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans to power IoT prototyping platform for Orange

Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans Communications are to collaborate on enabling key technologies for the ‘Internet of Things’ by providing the ‘4G Kit for IoT’, a principal building block in the new Internet of Things prototyping platform launched by communications operator Orange to stimulate interest by the IoT market in 4G connectivity. The 4G Kit for IoTwill be powered by Sequans’ LTE chipset and technical implementation by Bell Labs.

A limited series of 200 kits will be tested with innovation communities working on IoT projects as part of an effort to foster the creation of wirelessly connected objects, based on 4G and Orange’s network, to deliver novel services. Developers will be able to use the kit to make use of cloud services and mobility to design a new generation of IoT devices, taking full advantage of scalable resources such as remote computing, storage, and advanced services.

ALCATEL-LUCENT PUBLISHES ITS 2014 ANNUAL REVIEW

Alcatel-Lucent’s has published its 2014 Annual Review, an in-depth look at a year in which the company transformed further under The Shift Plan. The 2014 review includes examples of Alcatel-Lucent’s repositioning as a technology leader with specialist focus in IP, cloud and ultra-broadband access technologies, shaping networks of today and tomorrow through the company’s own growth, innovation and transformation. These stories illustrate the everyday meaning behind the company’s tagline: Every success has its network.

2014 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Alcatel-Lucent’s 2014 Sustainability Report details the company sustainability achievements and goals tied to its industry-leading approach to responsible business innovation.

2014 saw Alcatel-Lucent recognized, for another year, as Technology Industry Group Leader for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, as well as being named Technology Hardware leader by Société Génerale and a top 30 “Best-in-Universe” ESG-rated company, reconfirmed in the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, classed in the top 1% of companies worldwide by EcoVadis and top 100 for the UN Global Compact.

The full report, detailing company’s 2014 achievements in sustainability, can be downloaded from www.alcatel-lucent.com/sustainability.

NEWS IN BRIEF

Alcatel-Lucent completes the consultation of its French Group Committee in connection with the proposed combination with Nokia (press release)

U.S. Department of Justice permits Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent to proceed with proposed combination (press release)

Alcatel-Lucent to support AIS in meeting demands of video-hungry smartphone users in Thailand with 100G optical transport network (press release)

GreenTouch exceeds mission goals, delivers new technology to improve energy efficiency in wireless networks by more than 10,000X (press release)

Alcatel-Lucent to deploy 100G optical backbone network in Italy for Tiscali (press release)

Alcatel-Lucent extends support for indoor and outdoor small cell deployments as new members join Site Certification Program (press release)

Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive software portfolio selected by Robi to deliver OSS transformation in Bangladesh (press release)

Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in IP video technology enables Denmark’s TDC Group to extend premium services into new markets (press release)

Alcatel-Lucent and HP deliver cloud data center solutions for data explosion, security and storage (press release)

Alcatel-Lucent provides 100G optical technology to Telecom Italia for delivery of ultra-broadband Internet and TV services (press release)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ALCATEL-LUCENT CORPORATE BLOG

GreenTouch touches down by exceeding expectations – Five years ago Bell Labs made a decision to create an organization with a bold – and some argued unattainable – goal of reducing energy consumption by more than 1,000-fold that we called GreenTouch. Five years later, Alcatel-Lucent CTO and President of Bell Labs, Marcus Weldon reflects on what has been achieved.

The tricky business of measuring mobile infection rates – Kevin McNamee, Director of the Motive Security Labs discusses how malware infection rates in mobile networks have grown from approximately 0.44% to about 0.68% between December 2012 and December 2014.

Digital Banking Transformation – will banks become technology companies? - Marketing Manager Fai Lam highlights how banking on-the-go is becoming mainstream.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR TECHNOLOGY BLOG, TECHZINE

Future of video content: Evolution toward 2020 - Strategic Marketing Manager Chris Coupe discusses how, with the right investment and partnerships, service providers should remain the preferred distributor of video entertainment in the foreseeable future.

Add users with international roaming, top-ups - Policy and Charging Market Manager Barbara Simpson reflects on how international roaming and top-up methods are two factors driving prepaid mobile growth — along with affordable smartphones.

UPCOMING EVENT

Q2 2015 Financial Results: July 30

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