Nokia's acquisition of Mesaplexx is a strategic move in line with new CEO and president Rajeev Suri's plan to acquire smaller firms that will fill gaps in Nokia's product portfolio.
Microsoft's vice president of OEM partners, Nick Parker, said the retail price of Windows Phone smartphones and tablets will become more competitive during 2014, as company initiatives to boost the operating system (OS) begin to bear fruit.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that despite the firm's $7.5 billion purchase of Nokia's devices and services business, Microsoft is still at its heart a software company.
Nokia plans to make security a main focus in its networks business by dedicating a new unit within the company to ensuring that new products have security baked in. The unit's creation, which will happen June 1, comes at a time when network gear vendors are facing continued concerns about the security of their products amid arguments over spying between the United States and China.
Nokia's annual wireless end-user survey reveals that the share of heavy users of advanced data services keeps rising globally, with 69 percent of subscribers worldwide fitting into that category. In the most advanced markets, such as South Korea, the result is as high as 84 percent.
Nokia said it has deployed the first commercial LTE network in North Africa after rolling out the high-speed mobile infrastructure for state-owned Algerian operator, Algérie Télécom.
Let's make one thing perfectly clear: When we talk about "discoverability" in the app space, we're talking about consumers discovering apps. Not app stores discovering developers and then plucking them from obscurity into their app stores. Hopefully a recent incident involving Nokia won't muddy those waters too much.
Despite ongoing LTE rollouts worldwide, older wireless air interfaces such as EDGE and HSPA will remain workhorses for many 3GPP operators, according to Infonetics Research.
Network upgrades by operators across the European Union as well as massive rollouts of LTE networks in China are set to increase operators' total capital investment by 4 per cent to $354 billion (€258 billion) by the end of 2014.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO, Michel Combes, again scotched rumours suggesting a merger with Nokia's Networks business is on the cards, during calls to discuss the company's first-quarter earnings.