C Spire selects Tekelec; Samsung takes stake in stylus maker

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> Regional operator C Spire selected Tekelec for its diameter signaling router technology. Release

> Some Republican lawmakers and several telecom companies such as AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, Intel and Qualcomm are opposed to the FCC's idea of creating free Wi-Fi networks using TV spectrum instead of selling the spectrum to businesses. Article

> BlackBerry is no longer the first choice destination for University of Waterloo interns and graduates looking for jobs. Article

> A United States District Judge has ordered Gabriel Technologies  to pay more than $12.4 million in attorneys' fees to Qualcomm. Release

> Samsung has acquired a 5 percent stake in stylus maker Wacom of Japan. Article (sub. req.)

> Huawei and ZTE are under investigation for patent infringement by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Article

> AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint will reportedly launch the HTC M7 in the U.S. market.  A Verizon Wireless variant of the phone is also reportedly in the works. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Football fans attending yesterday's Super Bowl in New Orleans were discouraged from bringing in rogue devices that might jam the extensive Wi-Fi network set up across the venue. Article

> Time Warner Cable  is increasing its  Wi-Fi hot spots this year, with a particular focus on deploying more hotspots in New York City. Article

> Greece's Intracom Telecom and China's ZTE announced backhaul solutions for small cell deployments, reflecting growing marketplace demand for these types of offerings. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia joined Google Maps as the local search and navigation supplier to Toyota Europe. By early 2014 Toyota will integrate Nokia's vendor-neutral Here mapping platform into cars that the manufacturer delivers into Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Article

> The French government and private equity funds reportedly offered to buy future licence revenue for a portion of Alcatel-Lucent's wireless patents. Article      

> TeliaSonera CEO Lars Nyberg stepped down after a review by lawyers censured the company over corruption allegations related to the operator's purchase of a phone licence in Uzbekistan. Article

Mobile Content News

> A new commercial for Star Trek Into Darkness spotlighted customized app store short links, a promotional tool for Apple developers. Article

> Microsoft is rolling out Blink, a free Windows Phone 8 application enabling users to select the best photo from the collection of shots. Article

> Social networking app Path was fined $800,000 from the FTC for violating the privacy of its underage users. Article

And finally… Samsung's two-minute Super Bowl commercial reportedly cost more $15 million to air. Article


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