Alcatel-Lucent News In Review - September 2015

This month’s Alcatel-Lucent News In Review includes details of a report by Alcatel-Lucent showing the increase in malware infections of mobile devices caused by PCs, the acquisition of a US-based business to strengthen the company's expertise in the Internet of Things and news of Alcatel-Lucent's updated Service Router family. 

Paris, France, September 29, 2015

REPORT SHOW SIGNIFICANT RISE IN MOBILE INFECTIONS VIA PCS AND ADWARE 

 
A report published by Alcatel-Lucent announces figures showing that in the first half of 2015 the number of security threats on mobile networks have come increasingly from a seemingly unlikely source – personal computers and laptops. 
 
The research also found a significant increase in the number of ‘spyphone’ apps being detected on both Android and iOS mobile devices. In the first half of 2015 report, Alcatel-Lucent estimates that 80 percent of malware infections detected on mobile networks have been traced to Windows™-based computers and laptops. This finding represents a significant change from 2013 and 2014 when the source of mobile network infections were roughly split 50:50 between Android and Windows™ devices.
 
The Motive® Security Labs H1 2015 Malware Report examines general trends and statistics for malware infections in devices connected through mobile and fixed networks. Data is aggregated across fixed and mobile networks where Motive Security Guardian malware detection technology is deployed, monitoring network traffic from over 100 million devices.
 
 

ALCATEL-LUCENT ACQUIRES MFORMATION TO ACCELERATE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION IN IOT SECURITY AND DEVICE MANAGEMENT

 
Alcatel-Lucent has acquired Mformation, a company headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey, which provides mobile and ‘Internet of Things’ security and device management solutions for mobile operators, service providers and enterprises The business will be incorporated into the IP Platforms organization of Alcatel-Lucent. The acquisition will strengthen the company’s presence and capabilities in the Internet of Things segment. The combination will create a comprehensive, secure and cross-industry platform for IoT-optimized networks and elevates Alcatel-Lucent to No.1 in device management with more than 700 million devices managed in both wireless and fixed networks.
 
It will also tackle a leading cloud issue – security. In the past six months alone more than 50 million Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been hacked or recalled. When networks become virtualized and unmanned connected devices begin to outnumber the world’s population tenfold – the ability to see across an entire network becomes increasingly important.
 
 

ALCATEL-LUCENT EXPANDS ITS 7750 SR SERVICE ROUTER FAMILY

 
Alcatel-Lucent is expanding its highly successful Service Router family with a new series of IP routers that will give service providers and enterprises an economically and ergonomically optimized platform for smaller locations in large-scale IP networks, or as a full-service router for smaller networks.
 
The new 7750 SR-e service router will extend the benefits of service routing further into the network to give service providers and enterprises IP routing technology scaled to their needs at different network locations. 
 
The shift in cloud-based operations, the Internet of Things, ultra-high definition video and demand for bandwidth are putting significant pressure on aggregation networks and on the network service edge. In turn, operators are being driven to push edge service functions out from a few large, centralized sites to a more distributed architecture with many smaller locations. This distributed architecture has created a market need for specialized hardware with full IP edge routing capability in a mid-size form factor. Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 SR-e series is the company’s compelling offer in this space. 
 
Hardware deployed in a network today should also be cloud-ready and Alcatel-Lucent has weighed this requirement heavily into the design of the SR-e. The new addition has the IP optical capability and works with the company’s 5620 Service Aware Manager and Network Services Platform making it a future-proof, cloud-ready platform.
 
 

VERIZON SETS ROADMAP TO 5G TECHNOLOGY IN U.S

 
With 5G technology widely expected to be introduced in the U.S. sometime after 2020, Verizon has announced that it is accelerating the expected rate of innovation for the deployment of 5G technology. By working closely with key partners including Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon aims to launch field technology trials next year.
 
Verizon was the first company to introduce 4G LTE, or fourth-generation long-term evolution, wireless network technology about six years ago.
 
In its announcement, Verizon states that the expected benefits of 5G, as described during Verizon’s inaugural forum, include about 50 times the throughput of current 4G LTE, latency in the single milliseconds, and the ability to handle exponentially more Internet-connected devices to accommodate the expected explosion of the Internet of Everything.
 
 

NEWS IN BRIEF

 
Alcatel-Lucent deploys LTE and VoLTE for Cambodia’s Chuan Wei’s nationwide ultra-broadband network expansion (press release)
 
[Nokia Press Release] Nokia receives clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States for the proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent and Spirit Communications brings terabit-speed network performance to the south-east United States (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent provides TIM with record distance microwave link to support ultra-broadband connectivity on Sicilian islands (press release)
 
Optus announces Australian first, connects Cairns to Perth with 100GBPS wavelenth capacity (Optus press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent and Chunghwa Telecom launch world’s first commercial deployment of G.fast ultra-broadband access technology in Taiwan (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent enhances delivery of video content with introduction of Elastic content delivery network and cloud-based DVR storage (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent expands Totalplay’s triple-play offering with next-generation video services in Mexico (press release)
 
Theodore Sizer of Bell Labs Joins NIST Advisory Committee (NIST press release)
 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ALCATEL-LUCENT CORPORATE BLOG

 
What is Alcatel-Lucent doing at a car show? The answer is simple: Mobility Connects - Alcatel-Lucent Germany CEO Wilhelm Dresselhaus explains why Alcatel-Lucent is an exhibitor at IAA, showcasing its Motive and Rapport solutions.
 
The five issues CIOs face - Brendan Ziolo, Head of Large Enterprise Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent discusses how senior decision-makers at large enterprises see IT as a strategic, competitive asset.
 
Mobile Market Research Opportunities 4. Make it Simpler, Leverage Social - IP Platforms Marketing Director Rich Crowe explains how service providers are in danger of apps diluting their brand.
 

HIGHLIGHT FROM OUR TECHNOLOGY BLOG, TECHZINE 

 
Cable MSO Wi-Fi enhances customer lifestyles - Marketing Manager Nicholas Cadwgan discusses the implications of Wi-Fi now being the dominant conduit for wireless data traffic in the world.
 
Is your EPC ready for the small cells onslaught? - Product Manager David Nowoswiat explains how evolved packet cores will need to deliver a significant increase in scale, capacity and performance.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Broadband World Forum: October 20-22
Q3 Financial Results: October 29
 

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