Eurobites: Huawei Faces Device Sales Ban in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Norway and Cisco Jasper link up on IoT; Telia Carrier adds PoP in Berlin; BICS gets into the Coriant Groove; Nokia lands 100G contract in Japan.

  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. may be temporarily banned from selling its phones in the UK following a High Court ruling, the Daily Telegraph reports. The Chinese giant has been embroiled in a legal battle with Unwired Planet, a US patent owner, over royalty payments relating to networking technology used in its phones. On Wednesday the High Court ruled that Huawei must pay a global license fee for the Unwired Planet patents, rather than just a UK-only one, which is what Huawei was pushing for. If Huawei does not pay for the global license the court can grant a sales injunction on sales of its devices in the UK in a matter of weeks, says the report.

  • Telenor Norway is to collaborate with Cisco Jasper, the US company's IoT unit, to help enterprises launch, manage and make money from IoT services. Telenor brings its mobile network to the party, Cisco Jasper its Control Center IoT connectivity platform. Cisco Jasper has partnership arrangements with more than 50 service providers that manage IoT devices across more than 550 mobile networks worldwide.

  • Telia Carrier has added a new Internet backbone point-of-presence (PoP) in Berlin. Located between Frankfurt and Warsaw, the new PoP extends Telia's low-latency, DWDM route, the Frankfurt-Warsaw Express, to meet increased demand in the German capital.

  • BICS , the Belgium-based wholesale carrier, has begun deploying the Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform in its pan-European network. The vendor says that the technology will enable BICS to more efficiently meet the growing need for high-capacity, low-latency connectivity in major European metropolitan areas. That's all well and good, but we can offer a personal guarantee that Coriant 's Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform isn't as groovy as this.

  • Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) has notched up a win in Japan, being chosen by EneCom to expand its 100G network in the Chogoku area of the country, covering the main cities of Okayama and Hiroshima. The pair claim that the new network, once in place, will offer greater protection against the effects of natural disasters, as well as coping better with increased data traffic flows.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

  • danielcawrey 4/8/2017 | 4:10:59 PM
    Huawei I would expect there to be continued legal battles against Huawei. They've been one of the largest register of patents in the last few years. The company will win some, and they will unfortunately lose some. That's the patent game. 
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