Facebook and Ericsson have announced the opening of an Innovation Lab within Facebook's Menlo Park complex in which they will jointly assist in the development of applications and services based on mobile networks.
The company Ericsson in its Mobility Report predicts that in the period from the end of this year until 2019 the smart phone market will experience a big boom. In the same period, revenues from smart phones will increase by 10 times. By 2016 subscriptions on smart phones should overtake those on the so-called "dummy" mobile devices.
Ericsson has introduced a miniature antenna modules for mobile networks, which should ensure the presence of the signal of mobile networks and improved capacity on up to now poorly covered areas within the building.
Thanks to the positive sales results related to telecommunications equipment and their related services, Ericsson has published results which are better than expected for the Q4 of 2012. The company’s CEO said that “If you asked me to grade these results, I would say that they are a B“ so let’s take a look at them.
Samsung’s rights to use the patents claimed by Ericsson have expired. Since they did renew their license for the use of this patented technology and some Samsung devices are based on it, Ericsson filed suit. Well, as you might have expected, Samsung has decided to fight back with a countersuit.
STMicroelectronics intends to get out of a joint company with Ericsson to manufacture mobile chip due to loses they have in this project. But analysts warn that STMicroelectronics will not be able to exit easily from the investment that just last year operated with a loss of $841 million, beside that Ericsson probably will not be interested in completely taking over the company.
Another day, another patent law suit against Samsung. The company has been sued by Ericsson inU.S. Court. This time the lawsuit is about "key patents in mobile technologies." Looks like Samsung can’t stop getting into patent lawsuits, they already had to pay Apple $1 billion, will the same thing happen with Ericsson? [The $1 billion judgment in favor of Apple is not final and at least one patent from that trial is under review - Ed]