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Other major international activities included Avaya and Ciber filing for Chapter 11; Google being fined €2.42 billion by the EU; HP buying Samsung's printer business; Lenovo buying Fujitsu's PC unit; McAfee operating again as a standalone company; Qualcomm being embroiled in some major lawsuits; Vodafone merging its Indian interest with Idea Cellular; and the remainder of Yahoo becoming Altaba.

5G to become a reality in 2019

8 Dec 2017 Telecoms
By Admire Moyo

Qualcomm believes the mass adoption of 5G will come much earlier than anticipated..
The Chinese smartphone maker's Mi 7 will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chip..
BlackBerry will use Qualcomm's hardware in virtual cockpit controllers, electronic control gateways and infotainment systems..
Qualcomm believes its Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform will transform the mobile experience..

Qualcomm backs Android Oreo

7 Dec 2017 Hardware
By Admire Moyo

Qualcomm Technologies has announced support for Android Oreo (Go edition), an optimised experience for smartphones supporting 1GB or less of memory..
Cristiano Amon, executive VP of Qualcomm, was joined on stage by senior executives from Microsoft, Asus, Sprint, HP and AMD..

An ARM to stand on?

6 Dec 2017 Columnists
By James Francis

You may have heard that Microsoft is working with Qualcomm to run Windows 10 on ARM chips. ARM is the current rival to all that is Intel.
Qualcomm last month rejected Broadcom's $103 billion bid, saying it dramatically undervalued the company..
* Alibaba acquired Israel-based personalised QR code start-up Visualead.* French technology consultancy company Altran Technologies bought US design and engineering services firm Aricent from a group of investors, led by KKR, for $1.
The patent dispute is part of a wide-ranging legal war between Apple and Qualcomm..
* American Tower acquired 20 000 mobile phone masts from Indian network operators Idea Cellular and Vodafone India, which are seeking to merge. The deal was worth $1.
Marconi's leadership team includes Kasim Alfalahi, the former head of patent licensing at Ericsson, and Eric Reifschneider, previously general manager for Qualcomm's licensing efforts..

Nokia launches low-cost smartphone in SA

14 Nov 2017 Telecoms
By Lauren Kate Rawlins

It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset and has Android Nougat installed. There is no Nokia bloatware on top of the platform, giving users a pure Android experience.
Any Broadcom, Qualcomm deal would face scrutiny from anti-trust regulators..
The proposal is reliant on Qualcomm completing its $38 billion takeover of NXP, which has yet to close..
Chipmaker Broadcom makes an unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm, a merger that will make the company the dominant chip supplier..

ICASA leads 5G talks

6 Nov 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

In , Finnish electronics company Nokia and US-based chipmaker Qualcomm inked a 5G deal. The companies established that it is a clear and growing industry interest for 5G mobility applications to meet increasing mobile broadband needs and emerging use case requirements globally.
* Lenovo Group bought a 51% stake in Fujitsu's personal computer unit for $269 million.* Snap purchased Metamarkets, a tech start-up that will allow it to visualise data more thoroughly.
Qualcomm alleges Apple violated a software licence contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel for making broadband modems..

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