Despite the tough global trading conditions hitting the vendor community, Ericsson managed to improve its revenues on a sequential and year-on-year basis in the second quarter, reporting sales of 55.3 billion Swedish kronor (US$7.94 billion). (See Ericsson Sets Q2 Benchmark and ST-Ericsson Reports Q2 Loss of $318M.)
Two unsuccessful bidders for an Irish mobile phone license in the 1990s have been given the chance to challenge the government's decision to award said license to another company, reports Reuters. Comcast International Holdings Incorporated and Persona Digital Telephony Ltd are to allege "fraud, corruption and deceit," on the part of the state. That should just about cover it.
It hd to hppn: Texting has overtaken voice calling in the U.K. in terms of popularity, at least among the 16-24 age group. This is one of the conclusions of a survey by regulator Ofcom , which found that 90 percent of this demographic texted every day, while only 67 percent made a call on a daily basis. Informa analyst Pamela Clark-Dickson interprets this as evidence of how good the U.K. operators have been at resisting the OTT rivals to SMS, such as WhatsApp, iMessage and KakaoTalk, which have taken off in other parts of the world but made little impression in Britain.