FASTTAKES: Samsung, Google, Ericsson, Huawei, NSN, Telstra

Staff writer
06 Nov 2009
00:00

Samsung and Qualcomm have signed cross-license agreements worth $1.3 billion covering CDMA, W-CDMA and OFDM patents. Samsung said the specific terms of the 15-year deal were confidential.

Thailand's 3G auction is facing further delays, while regulator NTC awaits confirmation of its authority to issue licenses.

Google aims to stem privacy concerns with the launch of a new service, Google Dashboard, which allows users to view and manage personal information stored across its network of sites.

Ericsson CTO Håkan Erikssonhas been appointed to lead the company's growing IP business in Silicon Valley, effective January 1 2010. He will retain his current position.

The man behind the invention of the mobile phone has complained that today's handsets are too complicated, arguing that devices which try to do too much cannot do anything well.

Huawei said its SAE solution has completed all the mandatory and optional tests on the TD-LTE trial network for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Nokia Siemens Networks and Chinese software firm Neusoft say their JV will now develop and sell mobile apps in China.

Telstra’s Twitter account has been hacked by phishers and used to spread malicious links, smh.com.au reported. http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstras-bigpond-twitter-account-hijacked-20091106-i13d.html

The Auckland District Health Board, Telecom NZ affiliate Gen-I and Alcatel-Lucent have begun New Zealand’s first trial of a remote patient monitoring solution using mobile technology.

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