Alcatel-Lucent reached a critical milestone in the development of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband solution. Following certification from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Alcatel-Lucent is shipping its 700 MHz LTE base stations to service providers in the United States. With this achievement Alcatel-Lucent becomes the first vendor to have FCC-certified LTE base stations available, a key requirement for sales in the U.S. market.
DivX and NEC Electronics announced a multi-year licensing agreement covering the integration of DivX Plus HD technology into NEC Electronics’ ‘Enhanced Multi-Media Architecture’ (EMMA).
Red Hat announced the launch of its enhanced Partner Program, redesigned to give Red Hat’s business partners additional economic, sales, marketing and technical benefits through the introduction of a new partner level and solution specializations.
Fujitsu and Asianux, a Linux vendor, will jointly deliver advanced Linux server products.
Vodafone selected EMC as a preferred partner for storage and storage-related products in its European markets.
Huawei has been selected by Grameenphone (GP), a subsidiary of Telenor, to deploy Bangladesh’ s first solar-powered base transceiver stations (BTS).
Alvarion agreed with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand the existing OEM agreement to include Alvarion’s portfolio of mobile WiMAX solutions. As part of this new agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will resell Alvarion’s latest mobile WiMAX 802.16e solutions to Nokia Siemens Networks’ current and prospective WiMAX customers.
AT&T Interactive and Yahoo! announced an agreement, under which AT&T’s advertising sales force of more than 5,000 will sell Yahoo! display inventory to local businesses across the United States. The collaboration adds Yahoo!’s display inventory to AT&T Interactive’s local online advertising portfolio, and takes advantage of Yahoo!’s audience reach and targeting technologies.
The BMW Group contracted Autodesk Consulting to automate the transformation of design data into marketing assets and create photorealistic, animated models of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand cars.
Avaya signed agreements to purchase Nortel’s enterprise solutions business for US$475 million.
A consortium involving Alcatel-Lucent and Thales announced that it has been selected by the municipalities of Wuhan and Guangzhou, two major Chinese cities, to provide turnkey signaling solutions for metro projects.
Cisco announced results from Cisco HealthPresence pilot programs in Aberdeen, Scotland and San Jose, Calif., which found that more than 90 percent of the patients were satisfied with the remote care experience and would recommend it to others.
UnitedHealth Group and Cisco will build the first national telehealth network, which will give patients access to physicians and specialists when in-person visits are not possible. The new “Connected Care” program combines audio and video technology and health resources to expand physicians’ reach into rural, urban and other underserved areas.
Cisco and IBM will team on a pilot to help the Dutch utility Nuon and the city of Amsterdam make smarter use of energy by enabling consumers to make more informed decisions about their energy consumption.
LG Electronics will develop a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) business in India that will help securing carbon credits. The CDM was developed under the Kyoto Protocol as a cost effective way to limit overall global greenhouse gas emissions.
Ericsson and the Republic of Korea have initiated a collaboration aiming to use mobile broadband and other communication technologies, such as machine to machine (m2m), to create a green eco-system.
Alvarion announced a WiMAX 802.16e pilot with French operator Bolloré telecom in Marina Port Vauban in the south of France. The pilot is based on Alvarion’s end-to-end mobile WiMAX 4Motion solution operating at 3.5 GHz frequency band.
In an effort to help higher education institutions support economic stimulus efforts and work-force development strategies, Microsoft has committed up to $50 million in higher education resources, training and certifications through the Microsoft Education Alliance Program agreement. The company will provide resources and tools for short-term work-force training and higher education enhancements.
NXP Semiconductors and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced their cooperation to deliver the industry’s first single-chip 45nm global LCD TV platform, TV550.
Fujitsu Technology Solutions and Citrix Systems announced an OEM agreement that expands the relationship between the two companies to help customers reduce the cost and complexity of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for enterprise customers.
Ericsson and Telecom Italia are at the forefront of solar-powered site development, proving that alternative energy sources represent a viable business case for both emerging and developed markets.
IBM announced the launch of its Tokyo-based IBM Analytics Solution center which is part of a recently announced global network of analytics focused centers. Through these centers, IBM is addressing the growing demand for advanced analytics capabilities need to help clients build smarter business systems and drive improved decision-making.
Ericsson is enabling high-speed mobile broadband services for consumers in the Philippines through a contract with SMART, the country’s largest operator.
Subscribers of SFR, France’s leading communications service provider, will enjoy real time multimedia applications, such as virtual office. Earlier this month SFR in collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks became the first to showcase such applications in France on a live 3G network with a 14 Mbps mobile broadband connection.
NXP announced a collaboration with Siemens on an RFID-based supply chain pharmaceutical project designed to improve efficiency from manufacture to retail.