Ericsson and Huawei's loss was Nokia's gain in the fourth quarter of 2014, as the Finnish company said strong sales of network infrastructure in North America boosted sales and earnings during the period.
Nokia reported higher profit than expected in the fourth quarter, and grew its sales as well thanks in large part to a surge in revenue from its Network business, particularly in North America.
Microsoft sold a record 10.5 million Lumia-branded Windows Phones in the fourth quarter, but is still dealing with the hangover of integrating Nokia's devices and services business.
The race to be the first to demonstrate and launch 5G is heating up. The latest entrant is SK Telecom which announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nokia to conduct joint research and development on 5G with the ultimate goal of demonstrating the technology in 2018 and commercially launching it in 2020.
Microsoft demonstrated how its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system will work on phones and tablets as well as PCs and other devices, and previewed several key features on devices powered by the next generation of the company's main software platform. The software giant is creating a unified operating system that will let developers write universal apps for multiple device sizes, in a bid to jumpstart Microsoft's weak market position in mobile.
How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
An alliance between two rival wireless charging working groups promises to advance the global market for compatible equipment by ending a technology war between the organisations.
Microsoft Devices Group launched a new entry-level mobile phone that comes with a price tag of $29 (€24) and is aimed at "connecting the next billion people to the Internet".
In this overview of 2014, we have focused on five key trends: fixed-mobile convergence and quad-play; mergers and acquisitions; "5G;" connected cars; and the resurgence of European device manufacturers. The reasons for focusing on these five areas and the news that shaped them are probably obvious to anyone who has been following the industry closely this year.
Ericsson is reportedly about to sign a contract to expand the telecoms network of state-run operator Ethio Telecom, taking a slice of an $800 million (€643 million) contract originally awarded to ZTE.