Alcatel-Lucent Partners with CSU and 4 Telecom Titans Attracting Interest

Vodafone Group PLC. (NASDAQ:VOD): One of the United Kingdom’s mobile carriers, Vodafone Group PLC.,  has announced that Jelly Bean is now available to subscribers who own a Galaxy S III. According to Pocket-Lint, the OTA update has started, but it is going to be a tiered release. Owners will be notified when the update is available.

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS): The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is finally available to Samsung Galaxy S3. The carrier will offer the device without requiring customers to sign-up for a lengthy contract and it will retail for $499. The MetroPCS Communications, Inc.’s variant will feature 2GB RAM, a dual-core S4 CPU, and 4G LTE support.

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Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT): Level 3 Communications Inc. is expected to report their third quarter earnings on October 24. Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Level 3 Communications’s revenues will grow 68.5% and their earnings per share will remain in the red. The average estimate for revenue is $1.60 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.14.

Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. (NYSE:ALU):  California State University, CSU, the largest four year university system in the United States, is to transform its information infrastructure used by almost 430,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff in 23 campuses by selecting Alcatel-Lucent, S.A (Euronext Paris And NYSE: ALU) to provide the IT network. With campuses covering the length of California from San Diego in the south to Humboldt in the north, CSU is an extremely diverse university system. Supporting its Access to Excellence plan, CSU campuses will operate on the same standardized local area network equipment from Alcatel-Lucent for the next eight years.

Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR): According to Bloomberg, Sprint’s (NYSE:S) Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse said that he may seek to buy out corporate investors in Clearwire Corporation if the price is right. Hesse said that that he will look at any opportunity to take out a strategic investor.

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