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Global Carrier Capex Will See Only Modest Growth Through 2014


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-    Ericsson to Milk Patents, Not Sell Them
Features (Nov 14 2011) Mobile Infrastructure , Service Provider Strategies
In an interview with Bloomberg, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said the company, which holds the largest portfolio of wireless communications patents, isn’t interested in selling anymore of its patent war chest (the company recently sold five patent families to Sony along with its interest in the two companies’ joint venture). Instead, Vestberg said the company is seeking to generate more revenue from its patents, especially as more types of devices gain connectivity. “By 2015, two-thirds of all consumer electronics devices will have some sort of connectivity,” he said. “Any company or manufacturer that wants to get in there will need ...

Recent Articles

Study: Mobile operators missing opportunity to double cash returns
fiercewireless (Nov 11 2011) Service Provider Strategies
Mobile operators could double their cash returns by simply following current network strategies, according to a new study commissioned by Tellabs and undertaken by STL Partners. The report claims that cash returns on invested capital are typically lower than 6 per cent for mobile operators, broadly in line with utility company stocks, but could be more than doubled to over 13 per cent by delivering smart services. To achieve this, the STL study calls for operators to move from current practices--such as relatively dumb networks and one-sided business model--to full service offerings with smart services enabled by smart networks. This ...
Microsoft, RIM, Google Affected Differently by Adobe Flash Decision
eweek (Nov 12 2011) Devices , Mobile Apps
Microsoft, RIM and Google will be affected in different ways by Adobe's plans to stop investing in Flash for mobile browsing. - Adobe announced plans to stop investing in Flash for mobile browsing, neatly upending the tablet market. For months, tablet manufacturers desperate for a competitive differentiator from Apples iPad touted their devices support for Flash as a way to access “the full Web.” Advertisements and tele...
Google Music launching without Sony and Warner
Technology News (Nov 11 2011) Mobile Apps , Mobile Cloud
Google Music lines up Universal Music Group, the largest record company, for new download store. But it hasn't obtained agreements from Sony and Warner.
RightScale cozies up to OpenStack, SoftLayer
Computerworld (Nov 11 2011) Mobile Cloud , Service Provider Strategies
RightScale is adding OpenStack and SoftLayer to the list of cloud services that can be managed from its RightScale Cloud Management Platform.
Huawei to open London smartphone design centre
fiercewireless (Nov 11 2011) Devices , Service Provider Strategies
Huawei will open a mobile devices design centre in London as part of its efforts to become a leading smartphone vendor in Europe. The company said the centre, which will open early next year, will focus on designing products exclusively for the European market and especially younger-aged users. Commenting on the plans, Mark Mitchinson, Huawei's executive vice president for the UK & Ireland, told the Wall Street Journal that this youth sector is "not brand loyal, but very demanding." Richard Ren, Huawei device president of West Europe said in a statement: "The Huawei London Design Centre (LDC) demonstrates we are ...

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