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  • 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...

  • Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement. The move comes after Apple last month declined to renew a licensing agreement for Ericsson's mobile technology. Apple says Ericsson is asking for too much money for patents that according to Apple are not essential to industry standards.

  • 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...

  • PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Feb 25- U.S. and British spies probably hacked into the world's biggest maker of phone SIM cards in an attempt to steal codes that protect the privacy of billions of mobile phone users, the company said on Wednesday. The Franco-Dutch firm, Gemalto, was responding to a report on an investigative news website that said the hack allowed the Britain's...

  • ZTE's efforts to collect patent royalties- months ahead of Qualcomm Inc's China antitrust settlement this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter- shows how that deal has already changed the way China's booming smartphone industry does business. As anticipated by ZTE, a key term in the settlement dissolved Qualcomm's cross-licensing...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 10- Facebook has tied up with India's Reliance Communications to provide basic internet services on mobile phones for free, making India the first country in Asia to get Facebook's Internet.org service. The service is run by Internet.org, the non-profit organisation whose backers also include Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm and Opera Software,...

  • LONDON, Feb 6- The plunge in many countries' bond yields below zero has turned the investment world on its head, not least for those trading trillions of dollars' worth of these assets only to find themselves paying governments for the privilege of lending to them. Last week, some $3.6 trillion of government bonds traded with a negative yield, according to...

  • PARIS, Feb 6- Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent pledged to lift profitability again this year through cost cuts after six straight quarters of gross margin improvements and also plans to list its undersea cables business in the second half. Chief Executive Michel Combes expressed confidence on Friday that the company would deliver on the central...

  • Alcatel-Lucent improves profit margins Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:13 AM ET
    Alcatel-Lucent assembly line

    Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent posted in-line fourth-quarter sales despite a marked slowdown in its key North American market.

  • PARIS, Feb 2- In the final year of his turnaround plan, Alcatel-Lucent's boss is pushing the telecom network gear maker to diversify its customer base by selling Internet equipment to large technology companies and multinational corporations. Since it was formed in a merger 2006, Alcatel-Lucent has never been free cash flow positive and has only posted a...

  • Feb 2- Casual clothing retailer Lands' End Inc said Chief Executive Edgar Huber would step down in two weeks and be succeeded by Federica Marchionni, the U.S. head of luxury goods retailer Dolce& Gabbana. Huber, who will leave on Feb. 17, has held the top job since August 2011 and led Lands' End spin off from struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp last year.

  • HELSINKI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 29- Nokia on Thursday reported strong profits at its core Networks business on the back of surging North American sales, but the shares fell back over an uncertain outlook, higher costs in its Technologies division and a disappointing dividend. The Finnish company, which sold its former flagship phones business to Microsoft last year,...

  • HELSINKI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 29- Nokia reported higher than expected profits at its core Networks business on Thursday, on the back of strong sales in North America, but group profits took a knock from higher costs at its Technologies unit which handles its patents and develops new products. The Finnish company, which sold its former flagship phones business to...

  • *Networks business grew 8 pct in q4 driven by North America. HELSINKI, Jan 29- Finland's Nokia on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits for its core network equipment business on the back of network roll-outs for faster 4 G mobile services in North America. Nokia, which ranks third in the global network gear market after Ericsson and...

  • European stocks end lower after US earning misses Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:41 AM ET

    European markets closed down on Tuesday, after a number of Wall Street's biggest firms missed earnings expectations.

  • *Ericsson and Philips fall after weak updates. LONDON, Jan 27- Renewed concern over Greece and weak results at companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined 1.4 percent after a similar eight-day winning streak.