BT, Alcatel-Lucent reach 5Gbps over copper in XG.Fast lab trial

A joint BT and Alcatel-Lucent experiment has achieved throughput speeds of 5 Gbps in lab conditions as they explore the potential of a variation on G.fast broadband technology (XG.FAST). The technology also reached a speed of 1.8 Gbps over a distance of 100 metres, in early experiments on this new networking type.

Altice to poach Alcatel-Lucent chief Michel Combes

Altice chief Patrick Drahi has appointed Alcatel-Lucent chief executive Michel Combes as president of Numericable-SFR and global director of operations at Altice itself, and he will join the telecoms group next month, according to Le Figaro, reports DTVE.

Citrix looking to sell declining ByteMobile

At its investor’s conference call, Citrix confirmed it has been in discussions with a variety of third parties regarding the sale of its mobile network traffic management arm, ByteMobile.

Vodafone Italy launches NFV-based VoLTE

Vodafone is the latest carrier to push ahead with rolling out a voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, with its Italian subsidiary launching the service.

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