It's the kind of strategy that might catch iOS and Android developers off guard: a mobile OS platform provider going out of its way to make it easier to publish on its app store.
Pay TV distributors will face new competition from the National Football League this summer, when the league plans to launch an over-the-top video network called NFL Now which will be available on Internet connected devices and to Verizon Wireless subscribers through the LTE multicast platform it is developing.
Microsoft is poised to name Satya Nadella as its next CEO to replace the outgoing Steve Ballmer, according to multiple reports. The move, if confirmed, would elevate the company's cloud and enterprise chief to the top spot at a time when the company is focusing more on consumer hardware, epitomized in its $7.4 billion deal to buy Nokia's handset business.
Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson, recently sat down with FierceWirelessTech Editor in Chief Sue Marek to talk about his vision for the networked society.
Ciena has taken the next step to expand its presence in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market by naming Microsoft's Benoit de la Tour as the region's vice president and general manager.
AT&T is giving its existing VPN network customers another connection option by embedding its NetBond technology into a number of Equinix's data centers.
Nokia has announced a major sales push for its infrastructure division, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), in the second half of 2014, although weak spending by European telecoms operators makes it unlikely growth will come from its domestic market.
Rockstar, a patent consortium owned by Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, Sony, EMC and BlackBerry, dropped a lawsuit against Huawei. Rockstar had sued Huawei, Google and other Android manufacturers last fall, arguing that their products infringed on patents owned by Rockstar, which bought a trove of Nortel Networks' patents in 2011.
Nokia's overall handset business reported a drop in sales for the fourth quarter and the company posted weaker smartphones sales in the period than it did in the third quarter, a troubling sign since the holiday season is typically the strongest for smartphone makers. The earnings, which likely will be the last in which Nokia reports handset sales, come just as Microsoft is finalizing a $7.4 billion deal to take over Nokia's devices business and underscore the challenges Microsoft will face as a hardware maker.
Nokia Solutions and Networks' year-over-year sales plummeted 22 percent during 2013's fourth quarter and the company predicted shrinking profit margins going forward.