BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is considering splitting its business in two, separating its struggling handset manufacturing division from its messaging network, The Sunday Times reported.
RIM (Ontario, Canada), which last month hired JP Morgan and RBC Capital to look at its strategic options, could break off its handset division into a separate listed company or sell it, the British newspaper said without citing sources.
As the Chinese government steps up ‘Broadband China’, its program to provide high-speed broadband connections to more than 250 million households in urban and rural locations by 2015, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has signed an agreement with China Telecom to deploy its IP/MPLS 7750 Service Router (SR) portfolio.
Latin America will account for 51 million 4G subscribers by the end of 2017, according to the most recent report published by Maravedis-Rethink, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services.
ZTE Corp, the world's fifth largest telecom equipment vendor, plans to increase its purchases from the United States by around 10% annually to over $9 billion in the next three years, an executive said on Wednesday.
The increase in purchases comes at a time when ZTE (Shenzhen, P.R.C.), along with bigger Chinese rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (Shenzhen, P.R.C.), is under scrutiny of U.S. lawmakers and industry executives on security and subsidy issues.
The French and German owners of Britain's largest mobile operator, Everything Everywhere, are not interested in selling and have enough cash to invest in the business, France Telecom's chief executive said on Thursday.
Investment banking sources had told Reuters last week that former chief executive Tom Alexander approached private equity groups six months ago to gauge interest in a $12.6 billion offer for the France Telecom (Paris) and Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany) joint venture.
Sonus Networks, Inc., a provider of SIP communications equipment, and Network Equipment Technologies, Inc., a provider of networking services for communications in Unified Communications (UC), SIP trunking and cloud-based deployments, on Tuesday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Sonus to acquire NET for $42 million.
Broadband access and broadband services will be the main driver of revenue growth for mobile service providers over the next five years. However, there is currently a significant strain being placed on wireless networks. With smartphone and tablet adoption on the rise and user demand for mobile video continuing to explode, service providers are increasingly challenged to manage expanding networks.
European telecom operators are planning to charge customers more for faster new fourth-generation (4G) mobile services in the hope of recouping massive network investments and clawing back lost pricing power.
It's a risky approach since it could put off recession-weary customers and slow the adoption of a technology that benefits telcos by lowering operating costs and helping reduce network overload.
InterDigital Inc said on Monday it had agreed to sell to Intel Corp about 1,700 wireless technology patents for $375 million, sending InterDigital shares up 27%.
The agreement involves patents primarily related to 3G, LTE and 802.11 technologies.
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from a report analyzing and forecasting telecom operator revenue and capital expenditures (capex). Based on the report, Infonetics expects worldwide capex to spike in 2012, then level out in 2015 and 2016 at around the $345 billion mark.