Global vendor strategies - 12/01/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

Motorola announced the purchase of Asian mobile music provider Soundbuzz for an undisclosed amount. It also launched a DVB-H multimedia device for mobile TV. All the moves show a new strategy of innovation (new models announced) and mimicking Nokia' s music strategy. It also announced that it has made a strategic investment in Inside Contactless, a developer of contactless (NFC) payment chips and near field communications (NFC) technologies for mobile devices.

NSN completes the purchase of Atrica, a carrier Ethernet specialist, for €140m.

China' s State Development & Investment plans to invest $688m to buy a 25% stake in Datang Telecom.

Aruba Networks plans to buy Airwave Wireless for $37m.

Apple shares reached $200 mark for the first time this week.

Peace and Love in 2008: Nortel and Vonage have settled dispute; Motorola and Metrologic have reached an agreement to settle their patent dispute.

SR Telecom (Canada) divests its non-WiMAX portfolio.

Samsung, NSN, Rohde & Schwarz, MobiTV and SES Americom are teaming to develop a new mobile TV platform in the US using A-VSB technology, open standard specifications defined by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) BCAST 1.0, and local broadcast TV spectrum.

Cisco invests in SoonR, a desktop applications service provider via mobile phones.

Microsoft is rumored considering purchasing Logitech for about €6bn.

Matsushita (Japan) will rename itself Panasonic in Oct.

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