Auction into its 10th week
Germany’s 5G auction has drawn six billion euro ($6.7 billion) in bids so far as the sale enters its 10th week.
Needs to invest in the last mile
Vodafone wants the German government to install empty pipes in the ground to allow "last mile” network work to be quick and cheap for suppliers.
There is no evidence of spying
It is starting to look like the US has been using its position as the lead spymaster of the West to plant fake scare stories against Huawei.
The technology needs to grow
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars the government’s latest attempt to boost demand for clean vehicles.
Just for foreigners
Germany’s finance ministry is looking at a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign internet companies such as Google or Facebook.
Still the cheapest option
The German government wants to avoid excluding products offered by China’s Huawei Technologies in the build-out of the 5G network in Germany.
This might miff the US
While the US is leaning on its allies to cut all ties to Chinese companies and get Huawei blacklisted from lucrative 5G projects, the Germans appear to be being more pragmatic.
Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim
A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.
Investigative dive: Apple or 3400 distributors cannot sell 7 or 8
Qualcomm has posted a bond to enforce an iPhone 7 / 8 Germany ban and affecting immediately Apple or its 3400 distributors which are not allowed to sell, distributive or import iPhone 7 or 8 and plus variants of both. Apple has been in dispute with Qualcomm over licensing and lost the hardware patent case in a German court in Munich on December 20th, 2018. After Qualcomm posted a bond, the permanent injunction is immediately enforceable.
Looks like Apple is not going to get away with it after all
As we predicted, fruity cargo cult Apple is not getting away with ignoring a court ban in Germany and is being forced to pull iPhones from its stores.