AT&T deal collapse may benefit telecom equipment makers

Reuters

The collapse of AT&T's deal to buy Deutsche Telekom's U.S. wireless unit may be welcome news for telecom network equipment makers, as money earmarked for the merger will be freed up for investments.

UCLA teams with Korean energy research institute on smart grid

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Engineering school has entered into a 10-year partnership with the government-supported Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) in South Korea to collaborate on smart grid research and the development of new technologies with the aim of creating a smart grid on an international level.

Apple struggles to further business in China

Reuters

Apple Inc's share of China's booming smartphone market has risen sharply in the past two years, but for now the company that sells the iPhone is being outpaced by nimble telecom smartphone rivals. It is not that Apple's iPhones and iPads are losing favor among Chinese consumers. The problem facing Apple seems to be timing.

BT sues Google in U.S. over patent infringement

Reuters

British telecoms firm BT has launched legal action against Google in the United States over patent infringement in a number of key areas for the technology group such as mobile map services.

BT (London), Britain's dominant fixed-line telecoms group, said in a statement on Monday that it had filed a claim with the U.S. District Court of Delaware for patent infringement.

Verizon buys Cox cable wireless spectrum for $215 million

Cox Communications on Friday announced that it will sell its 20 MHz Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses to Verizon for $315 million. The agreement does not include Cox's 700 MHz spectrum licenses, the company's Cox Wireless customer accounts or any other assets.   The AWS spectrum license covers 28 million POPs.

NSN fixed line broadband business acquired by ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc, a provider of networking equipment, announced on Monday that it plans to acquire the fixed line Broadband Access Business (BBA) of Nokia Siemens Networks, as well as the associated professional services and network management.

AT&T certifies 3G Telit M2M module on network

Telit Wireless Solutions (Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A.), the North American M2M technology arm of Telit Communications, announced on Wednesday that two of its 3G M2M modules have been certified on the AT&T (Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.) network.

Dish eyes T-Mobile if AT&T bid fails

Reuters

Dish Network Corp (Meridian, Colo., U.S.A.) is considering a partnership with telecom operator T-Mobile USA (Bellevue, Wash., U.S.A) if AT&T (Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.) is unable to fulfill its bid to take over the fourth U.S. wireless network, Dish Chief Executive Joe Clayton said on Monday.

Consumers consider mobile payments safer than credit cards

On Tuesday, Javelin Strategy & Research (Pleasanton, Calif., U.S.A.) and PaymentOne (San Jose, Calif., U.S.A.) released a study of consumers' online and mobile purchasing attitudes, which found that by a margin of almost 4 to 1, consumers believe direct carrier-billed mobile payments are more secure than using credit and debit cards for online digital purchases.

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