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Qualcomm faces possible fine from South Korean antitrust authorities over licensing practices

Qualcomm said South Korean antitrust authorities have accused the chipset giant of violating South Korean law through its licensing practices and proposes to fine the company. The disclosure about the investigation, which was first launched earlier this year, is the latest in a series of tussles the company has had with antitrust regulators worldwide over its licensing business, which is how Qualcomm derives the majority of its profit.  

Qualcomm could face new antitrust probe in South Korea

Qualcomm is facing new pressure from regulators after South Korea's antitrust regulator said it is considering investigating whether the chipset giant misused its dominant market position in the country. The probe comes just days after Qualcomm announced a settlement with China's National Development and Reform Commission, in which the company agreed to pay a $975 million fine and change its licensing and royalty practices.

US, Huawei security flap turns to farce

I was still wrapping up my holiday break when the news broke that US lawmakers are lobbying the South Korean government to

Is LTE upsurge a threat to Wi-Fi's future?

A shift away from Wi-Fi usage in leading LTE countries could cause some operators to question their plans to install Wi-Fi to offload their cellular networks, accepting that European subscribers might respond differently to LTE availability.

Motorola Mobility to exit South Korean market

Google's Motorola Mobility unit said it will shut down its mobile development and operations in South Korea and will cut most of its staff in the country next year. The action is Google's latest effort to slim down Motorola after acquiring the company earlier this year.

Vodafone overhauls Asian partnerships

Vodafone is revamping its partnership agreements in Asia as part of its efforts to provide better roaming and network coverage in the region. Vodafone joined the Conexus Mobile Alliance that includes

Webwire: NSN cutting jobs; Irish MVNO closes

NSN culls 1,500 staff Nokia Siemens is

Revenue is king, not subscriber numbers, for mobile operators

A new study of the world's leading mobile operators,from Wireless Intelligence, has them ranked by revenue, as against total customer numbers. This might seem unfair on some of the large emerging

Webwire: Iran blamed for SSL attack; Google delays Honeycomb code

Iran fingered in SSL attack An attack on the SSL security system, i

Data demand drives SK Telecom profits

South Korea’s largest operator SK Telecom fell well short of analyst’s forecasts for 4Q profit, despite growing the figure 48% to 361.4 billion won (€236 million) on the back of