Communications Equipment


  • UPDATE 2-Nokia in advanced talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:09 AM ET

    HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that would combine the industry's two weakest players but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition. In a joint announcement, the Finnish and French companies said they were in "advanced discussions" on a "full...

  • Alcatel and Nokia declined to comment. Bloomberg reported later on Monday that the companies had examined a full takeover of Paris- based telecom equipment maker Alcatel, but that Nokia was more likely to buy the wireless business. The newspaper added that any deal would be closely watched by French politicians, as Alcatel was considered a strategic business.

  • ZTE's efforts to collect patent royalties- months ahead of Qualcomm Inc's China antitrust settlement this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter- shows how that deal has already changed the way China's booming smartphone industry does business. As anticipated by ZTE, a key term in the settlement dissolved Qualcomm's cross-licensing...

  • PARIS, Feb 6- Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent pledged to lift profitability again this year through cost cuts after six straight quarters of gross margin improvements and also plans to list its undersea cables business in the second half. Chief Executive Michel Combes expressed confidence on Friday that the company would deliver on the central...

  • CommScope snags TE Connectivity's network gear unit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:22 AM ET

    CommScope said it would buy nearly all of Swiss electronics firm TE Connectivity's network gear business for about $3 billion.

  • Jan 28- Telecom equipment maker CommScope Holding Co Inc said it would buy nearly all of Swiss electronics firm TE Connectivity's network gear business for about $3 billion to expand in Europe and Asia. The deal will help CommScope expand in overseas markets. CommScope said it would finance the deal through cash and up to $3 billion in debt.

  • *Ericsson files complaint against Apple on licenses. *Apple sued Ericsson earlier in January. STOCKHOLM, Jan 14- Swedish telecom equipment supplier Ericsson said on Wednesday it filed a complaint against Apple Inc over mobile technology licence payments, responding to a lawsuit from the iPhone maker earlier this month.

  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 14- Swedish telecom equipment supplier Ericsson on Wednesday said it has filed a complaint against Apple Inc over mobile technology licenses, hitting back at the iPhone maker which sued Ericsson this month. Ericsson said Apple's license to use technology developed by the Swedish company and used in many smartphones and tablet computers had...

  • LONDON/ HELSINKI, Dec 18- Two of Europe's top three remaining telecommunications equipment companies, Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent, have revived talks on a possible merger, Germany's Manager Magazin reported on Thursday, citing company sources. Shares in Alcatel rose 8 percent following the report. Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia have held on-again,...

  • *Court banned Xiaomi selling in India on Dec. 10. *Xiaomi was fastest growing vendor in India. MUMBAI/ BEIJING, Dec 14- The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.

  • Need a last minute plan? Try YPlan: CEO   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    Need a last minute plan? Try YPlan: CEO

    YPlan is a "discovery engine" that enables users to find something fun to do at the last minute, says Rytis Vitkauskas, co-founder and CEO of YPlan.

  • Google, Freescale back Internet-of-Things effort Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    Nest Thermostat

    Google, Freescale and other tech companies look to connect future devices with a mesh network in a project called Thread. Re/code reports.

  • Is this antenna start-up Gates' next blockbuster? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Nathan Kundtz,  founder and chief technology officer of Kymeta

    Kymeta is marketing an antenna that will simplify the satellite connection needed for broadband Internet on the go, anywhere in the world.

  • Comcast partners with Asian carriers, eyes mobile Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Comcast is giving two Asian mobile firms access to its WiFi hot spots in the US, illustrating its ambitions to compete with US wireless carriers.

  • Every driver's hero: Man caught jamming phones Friday, 2 May 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    A portable pocket-sized cell phone jammer CPB-2000P.

    A Florida man is facing a fine of $48,000 by the FCC for blocking cellphone signals on a freeway during his daily commute, The Tampa Tribune reports.

  • Apple's new iPhone gets debut date: Report Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 6:16 AM ET
    The Apple Flagship Store in New York City.

    Apple, the world's largest technology company, is expected to present its redesigned iPhone in September, according to a report.

  • China slowdown weighs on tech giant SAP Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Slowing growth in China - the world's second largest economy - has hit second-quarter earnings for several technology firms with German firm SAP indicating that it has cut its outlook for its software revenue this year.

  • Guzzling printers can waste $100 of ink a year Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    Some printers gobble a significant amount of ink—50 percent or more—for nonprinting functions such as cleaning the print heads, according to Consumer Reports.

  • FCC Erred in Comcast Channel Dispute: US Court Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    A federal court ruled that a Comcast affiliate should have been allowed to put the Tennis Channel in a different cable television subscription tier than its own sports network.

  • Spotlight: Digital Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.