Qualcom Actions Against Meizu in the United States, Germany and Francezu in the United States, Germany and France 

Qualcomm Files Actions Against Meizu in the United States, Germany and France
Qualcomm has taken actions to address what it claims are Meizu's infringement of its patents in the United States, Germany and France. These actions include filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), filing a patent infringement action in Germany with the Mannheim Regional Court, and initiating an infringement-seizure action in France to obtain evidence for a possible future infringement action there.Previously, in June 2016, Qualcomm filed multiple actions against Meizu in China related to licensing terms and patent infringement.

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***T-Mobile Netherlands has revealed that its NB-IoT network will go into service in major cities next week, beating Vodafone to the title of world's first commercial NB-IoT network.The network will be rolled out nationwide during the course of 2017.Indoor climate control firm Itho Daalderop, railway maintenance specialist Dual Inventive, and sensor maker Smartsensors.me are among the first group of companies planning to try out T-Mobile's NB-IoT network. As a result there is no question of interference with other signals. In addition, NB-IoT can relatively easily be activated on our existing network, by making use of the 900 MHz band which is also used for 4G. So we can activate nationwide NB-IoT in a short time," he said.With Wednesday's announcement, T-Mobile Netherlands has narrowly-beaten rival Vodafone to the title of world's first commercial NB-IoT network.

***Ooredoo Kuwait (Wataniya Telecom) has finalised the acquisition of 99% of ISP FAST Telecommunication Company (FASTtelco) for a total of KWD11 million (USD36 million). Following the transaction, Ooredoo and FASTtelco will continue to co-exist as separate legal entities, though customers will benefit from new products and services as well as from increased service delivery due to improved infrastructure. Qatari telecoms group Ooredoo agreed to acquire FASTtelco via its Oordeoo Kuwait unit in March 2016. FASTtelco was licensed in 1999 and launched local and international data services in August 2002 over its nationwide fibre-optic network. The company offers DSL and GPON fibre-based services to residential users and a full portfolio of data offerings for corporate clients.

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