Latest estimates indicate that there are around 2.6 billion smartphone users in the world today. And even though recent trends appear to suggest that the growth of the mobile population in more developed regions like North America and Europe has began to slow down, there is no sign that it has stopped growing altogether.
Ericsson intensifies its legal battles with Apple with a number of new lawsuits thrown the iPhone maker's way. Indeed, the Sweden-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer has filed lawsuits against Apple in the United Kingdom, in Germany, and in the Netherlands. All of these lawsuits alleged that Apple was in violation of patents that Ericsson holds involving wireless communications technology.
It appears that Verizon Wireless is beginning to reverse its stance on the use of small cells. Back in March of 2012, the Big Red stated small cells would likely not have a big impact on the carrier's network.
Ericsson is suing tech giant Apple over patent licensing. Ericsson has filed suit both with the International Trade Commission (ITC) as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Ericsson is claiming that Apple has violated 41 patents that apply to two of its prominent mobile devices, the iPhone and the iPad. Not only do these include patents that are related to 2G and LTE technology, but also non-standard ones that involve software and component hardware design.
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