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  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a swath of government-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc as they seek to meet growing data demands from new wireless devices. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to chalk out a process to allow...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 15- Sweden's Ericsson, the world's biggest maker of mobile telecoms equipment, will probably have to expand its range of fixed line products to defend its turf following Nokia's purchase of Alcatel-Lucent. "Global operators have all made the shift to converge fixed and mobile, and now equipment makers will have to follow suit," Alcatel-Lucent...

  • HELSINKI— Nokia is to buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid that will see the newly created company become a leading global networks operator. Though Alcatel-Lucent has been racking up billions of euros of losses since its creation in 2006,...

  • HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal combining the industry's two weakest players that is backed by the French government but could pose challenges in cutting costs. In a joint announcement, the Finnish and French companies said they were in "advanced discussions" on a "full combination,...

  • HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that would combine the industry's two weakest players but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition. In a joint announcement, the Finnish and French companies said they were in "advanced discussions" on a "full...

  • UPDATE 2-Nokia in advanced talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:09 AM ET

    HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that would combine the industry's two weakest players but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition. In a joint announcement, the Finnish and French companies said they were in "advanced discussions" on a "full...

  • Nokia in advanced talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    HELSINKI— Nokia revealed Tuesday it's in advanced talks to buy the ailing French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, an apparent bid to become a leading global networks operator. In a brief statement, Nokia Corp. said the two companies are in negotiations "with respect to a potential full combination which would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia...

  • Alcatel and Nokia declined to comment. Bloomberg reported later on Monday that the companies had examined a full takeover of Paris- based telecom equipment maker Alcatel, but that Nokia was more likely to buy the wireless business. The newspaper added that any deal would be closely watched by French politicians, as Alcatel was considered a strategic business.

  • March 18- Jabil Circuit Inc, which makes phone casings for Apple Inc, forecast revenue for the current quarter above average analyst estimate, helped by strong demand for iPhones. The company also forecast third-quarter core earnings of 43- 55 cents per share on revenue of $4.35 billion- $4.55 billion. The contract electronics maker reported a net income...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, March 12- Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it would invest further and begin local production within 12 to 18 months in India, one of the world's fastest-growing markets and currently dominated by Samsung Electronics and local firms like Micromax. "We want to invest deeply in this market, we want to have a significant amount...

  • BARCELONA, March 6- Telecom network gear makers are on a collision course with Silicon Valley computing giants as software and cloud computing have begun to change the way operators from AT&T to China Mobile run their networks. As networks move to relatively standard hardware, formerly entrenched equipment groups must increasingly compete for contracts...

  • REFILE-Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    BARCELONA, March 1- Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5 G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020.. That will not stop network equipment makers such as China's Huawei and France's Alcatel-Lucent and dozens of newer players from...

  • Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:57 AM ET

    BARCELONA, March 1- Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5 G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020.. That will not stop network equipment makers such as China's Huawei and France's Alcatel-Lucent and dozens of newer players from...

  • Ericsson seeks to block iPhone sales in the US Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    An iPhone 6 Plus on display in an Apple store as customers talk with a salesperson.

    Apple faces more patent infringement lawsuits, this time by Ericsson, which seeks damages and to block iPhone and iPad sales.

  • Apple faces patent lawsuits from Ericsson   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Apple faces patent lawsuits from Ericsson

    CNBC's Dominic Chu and International Business Times Tech Editor Michael Learmonth discuss the latest patent lawsuit against Apple.

  • Early movers: FDX, TMUS, CSX, MNST, JCP & more Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 1, 2014, in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • STOCKHOLM, Feb 27- Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement after Apple refused Ericsson's offer to have a court determine fair licensing terms, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an exclusion order against Apple's products for...

  • Ericsson sues Apple for telecom patent infringement Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Feb 27- Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an exclusion order against Apple's products for infringing Ericsson patents that are essential to the 2 G and 4 G/LTE standards.

  • Asia’s Netflix aims to shake up startup world Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:38 PM ET
    Patrick Grove, co-founder and CEO of Catcha Group.

    Dubbed as Asia's answer to Netflix, iflix's founder is confident that the new startup will trigger a shake-up in the industry.

  • PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Feb 25- U.S. and British spies are likely to have hacked into SIM card maker Gemalto in an attempt to steal codes that protect the privacy of billions of mobile phone users, the company said, as it sought to downplay the impact and ruled out legal action. "The facts are hard to prove from a legal perspective and... the history of going after a state shows it...