German 5G bids hit six billion euro
Published in Network
Friday, 24 May 2019 12:09

German 5G bids hit six billion euro

 

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.

Vodafone wants German government to invest in pipes
Published in News


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.

Britain and Germany dismiss US Huawei scare stories
Published in Network


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.

Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives
Published in Transportation


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.

Germany looks at Google tax
Published in News
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:45

Germany looks at Google tax


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.

German government wants Huawei 5G
Published in Network
Friday, 08 February 2019 12:06

German government wants Huawei 5G


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.

Merkel sets out condition for Huawei's 5G participation
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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.

German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple
Published in Mobiles


Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim

A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.

Qualcomm posts bonds to enforce iPhone 7 / 8 Germany ban
Published in Mobiles


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.

Qualcomm enforces ban to halt some Apple iPhone sales in Germany
Published in Mobiles


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.