Ericsson AB is suing French smart phone maker Wiko in Germany for what the vendor claims is infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G technology, as well as “implementation” patents. As Ericsson sees it, Wiko has been treading on the vendor’s toes, patents-wise for six years. Ericsson says it has tried to establish a fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) license agreement with Wiko since May 2013, without success. Wiko began life in 2011, in Marseille, focusing on the youth market with an iconoclastic, design-led approach.
The UK’s rail users don’t think much of the mobile broadband connectivity available on their train journeys, but think even less of any WiFi that is offered. That, broadly speaking, is the conclusion reached in a survey conducted by YouGov for Cobham Wireless, which polled more than 2,000 people across Britain.
A new survey from YouGov, which was commissioned by Cobham Wireless, has revealed that British adults would rather connect to the internet on trains via a 3G or 4G mobile data network (51%) than public WiFi (36%), yet only 33% of passengers felt that the mobile signal was good enough.
Cobham Wireless, providers of mobile communications systems, reports that commuters are frustrated with the state of mobile signal reception on train journeys up and down the UK. Results of a national online survey indicate that 52% of passengers are prevented from working some of the time during their commute, potentially stopping them from being able to check emails, stay in touch with clients and colleagues or access files remotely.
Two thirds of Britons say mobile phone coverage on commuter trains is so bad they cannot connect to the internet when they travel, while over half say poor and unreliable coverage makes their daily commute frustrating.