South Korean conglomerate Samsung has been ordered by a US federal court to pay Apple $533m in a patent dispute case that has been ongoing now for seven years. Samsung has been found guilty of copying the iPhone design and a federal court jury has now awarded an additional $5m in damages for a pair of patented functions to be paid to the US technology colossus.
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The US Commerce Secretary has officially confirmed that it is seeking alternative solutions to the draconian sanctions it has imposed on Chinese telecommunications vendor ZTE. The sanctions have forced the Chinese telecoms colossus to suspend all of its major operations which now puts the company on the brink of collapse.
US President Donald Trump has offered ZTE a deal which will allow them to resume trade with the United States - after the Chinese telecommunications vendor was hit with a draconian ban by the US Department of Commerce that threatened its very existence.
Australian telecommunications incumbent Telstra has been subjected to fierce criticism from its customers following more issues with its 4G network services. The operator has suffered two network outages in the last month which has been met with much frustration from its customer base.
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo and Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei have conducted 5G trials. Both companies have claimed to have proved integrated access backhaul (IAB) technology can significantly improve mmWave coverage and capacity during 5G trials.
US President Donald Trump has angrily rejected claims that it has given in to Chinese demands over the ban imposed on telecommunications vendor ZTE. The US Commerce Department imposed a seven-year ban on ZTE exporting US technology after it claimed that the company had failed to take the appropriate action against employees that where responsible for trade violations in both Iran and North Korea.
All three of South Korea's telecommunication operators are expected to move away from its traditional flat-rate pricing system in favor of usage-based tariffs - in an effort to generate the revenue it needs to prepare for the 5G.
Indian telecommunications incumbent Bharti Airtel has completed the acquisition takeover of its rival Telenor India following a lengthy regulatory approval process.
The US and China are reportedly close to agreeing to a deal which will see the draconian sanctions imposed by US officials on Chinese telecommunications vendor ZTE dropped.
The Chinese government has now restarted its protracted review of the proposed acquisition of NXP by US chipmaker Qualcomm. Antitrust regulators were asked to speed up its evaluations of newly proposed remedies to protect Chinese companies according to reports by Bloomberg.