Samsung asks U.S. to ban iPad, iPhone imports

Reuters

Technology company, Samsung (Seoul, South Korea) asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the importation of Apple's (Cupertino, CA) iPhones, iPads and iPods, following its dispute with Apple.

The filing, dated Tuesday, says Apple's iPhone, iPod digital music player and iPad tablet infringe on five of Samsung's patents involving telecommunications standards and user interface inventions.

Spain holds auction for mobile licenses, hopes to generate $2 billion

Reuters

Spain kicked off its first-ever auction of mobile telecoms licenses on Wednesday in an internet contest the government hopes will generate at least $2.05 billion.

Eleven service operators applied and were granted the right to enter the auction, which is crucial in distributing enough mobile frequencies to allow operators to meet future customer demand for data use on smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft puts Office software in the cloud

Reuters

Microsoft Corp (Redmond, Wash.) made its biggest move into the mobile, Internet-accessible world of "cloud" computing on Tuesday, introducing a revamped online version of its hugely profitable Office software suite.

Microsoft is putting its applications -- including Outlook email, Excel spreadsheets and SharePoint collaboration tools -- into an online format so that customers can use them on a variety of devices from wherever they can get an Internet connection.

Survey: 75% of mobile operators to launch LTE networks

According to a study released on Monday by BroadSoft, Inc, VoIP communication provider, more than 42 % of global Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are currently deploying or trialing LTE, and an additional 34.2 % plan LTE network rollouts in the future. The survey, conducted by analyst firm MobileSQUARED on behalf of BroadSoft, identified strategies and perspectives of leading mobile operators worldwide about LTE, Unified Communications and Rich Communications Suite services in an all-IP environment.

Mobile Backhaul at International CTIA Wireless 2012

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Mobile Backhaul at International CTIA Wireless 2012
May 8 - May 10, 2012
New Orleans, LA


If you have a vested interest in Mobile  Backhaul, our Mobile Backhaul Pavilion is the place to be.  The Mobile Backhaul Pavilion at the CTIA Wireless 2012 show will bring together wireless and wireline technologies at North America’s largest telecom show in a way that has never been done before! Expect to see the latest technologies exhibited - from next-gen, IP/Ethernet wireline to microwave backhaul solutions.

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Ford to expand in-vehicle smartphone connectivity

Reuters

Ford Motor Co (Dearborn, Mich.) will expand the use of its on-board smartphone applications for the 2012 model year, the automaker said last Tuesday at Forward with Ford, a safety and technology show.

Mark Fields, president of Ford Operations in North and South America, said a recent study showed that smartphones will eventually overtake feature phones in the United States, and that two-thirds of smartphone users want to use them in their vehicles.

3G in India projected to reach 50 million subscribers by 2012

Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland), a research firm, announced on Friday the addition of the “3G in India: Technology and Market Analysis” report to their offering. In the report it stated that by 2012, within three years of its launch, 3G services in India are projected to reach 50 million subscribers.

Apple files patent suit against Samsung

Reuters

Apple Inc (Cupertino, Calif.) has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Seoul, South Korea), claiming Samsung infringed upon several patents, a court official said on Friday.

The litigation comes as Samsung filed patent suits in South Korea, Japan and Germany in April over the U.S. company's iPhone and iPad after Apple claimed Samsung's Galaxy line "slavishly" copied its products.

Mobile Forum on Backhaul

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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As we move from 3G to 4G networks, reaching speeds around 10Mbps to mobile devices, the last hop solutions are finally able to meet current demand. However, a frequent bottleneck occurs in the middle mile between the cellular tower and the core network. Heterogeneous Networks are now emerging that will increase the number cells by including picocells, microcells, femtocells and more. All of these will add to the complexity of the backhaul operations.

Israel asks Apple to remove Arabic-language phone app, fears uprising

Reuters

An Israeli minister has asked Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA) to remove an Arabic-language application from its iTunes store that calls for a Palestinian uprising.

In a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said the application "ThirdIntifada" -- a reference to a future Palestinian uprising -- passed on information about protests, some violent, planned against Israel.

"I am convinced that you are aware of this type of application's ability to unite many toward an objective that could be disastrous," Edelstein wrote in the letter seen by Reuters.

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