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The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €997m for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets
Qualcomm prevented rivals from competing in the market by making significant payments to a key customer on condition it would not buy from rivals. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals from the market for LTE baseband chipsets for over five years, thereby cementing its market dominance. Qualcomm paid billions of US Dollars to a key…
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Huawei sales revenue is expected to reach 76 Billion EUR in 2017
Huawei released a New Year’s Message for 2018 by Ken Hu, Rotating CEO which is available here.   Key statements mentioned by Mr Hu:   “In 2017, we have seen a steady recovery in the global economy, and despite deep structural changes, the ICT industry continues to plow firmly ahead. As always, we remain focused on our pipe strategy and creating value for customers, with a special emphasis on improving…
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Apple announced iPhone battery replacement for $29 (reduced from $79)
After slowing down phones performance controversy, Apple published a Message to Customers about “iPhone Batteries and Performance”. Company is trying to retrieve customer’s trust and denied that did anything intentionally, which could shorten the life of any Apple product. Additionally, Apple provides more information about iPhone’s rechargeable battery and the factors affecting its performance. Finally, out-of-warranty iPhone battery exchange price is $29 (reduced from $79) for any iPhone 6 or…