Another research firm, this time the NPD Group, has predicted that shipments of smartphones will overtake those of basic and feature phones for the first time this year, as adoption of smartphones accelerates.
China has threatened to retaliate if the European Union opens an investigation into Chinese equipment manufacturers over alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
Ericsson expects to expand its share of China Mobile's TD-LTE business via the operator's upcoming tender for network gear, said an executive for the infrastructure vendor.
Ericsson is one European equipment manufacturer hoping to win a slice of an upcoming bids for TD-LTE infrastructure agreements in China, and the Swedish vendor also expects to be able to gain a bigger share of the deals than in previous tender rounds.
While concerns continue to hamper the Chinese app market, a number of other factors are now helping to smooth out the path to China for mobile developers. As a result, many in the mobile app industry are taking another look at the possibilities of moving into the world's largest wireless market.
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The purported plan by the European Commission to launch an investigation into Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE has run into resistance from European Union member countries over fears that European equipment manufacturers would be shut out of the strong growth market of China in retaliation, Reuters reported.
Who would have thought that Softbank entrepreneur-turned-billionaire Masayoshi Son would go the extra mile to buy a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel to enter the U.S. market and create the third largest mobile phone services provider in the world? Likely only a select few telecom veterans.
Japan's total mobile infrastructure market skyrocketed 78 percent during 2012, thanks largely to a dedicated push by NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank to rollout LTE nationwide, according to a report from Infonetics.
Analysts at Deutsche Bank is revising its view of Alcatel-Lucent, and think the vendor now has the "key ingredients" for a turnaround, helped by the appointment of a new CEO with a track record for reducing costs.