Nokia Networks - formerly known as NSN - has agreed to acquire Panasonic’s 3G and LTE base station system business.
The deal is expected to be finalised next month.
Ofcom has scaled back its plans to increase the licence fees paid by UK mobile networks for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands initially used for 2G and 3G services.
It previously proposed increasing overall charges paid by the ‘big four’ mobile network operators from £39.7 million for the 1800MHz spectrum up to £170.4 million.
Microsoft has taken legal action against Samsung in the USA.
The two companies signed a cross-licence patent agreement almost three years ago that involved Microsoft receiving royalties for Samsung devices running the Android mobile platform.
BlackBerry has announced a deal with Microsoft to bring the BBM BlackBerry Messenger application to Windows Phone 8.
The new Windows Phone BBM app will offer features including BBM Chats, BBM Feeds and group messaging.
UK communications regulator Ofcom has published an online guide to help customers unlock their mobile phones.
Mobile network operators may electronically ‘lock’ mobile phones to their network when customers buy the phone. It’s necessary to unlock these phones before they can be used with a different network provider... and this is sometimes chargeable.