A German court has ordered a stay of the infringement proceedings brought against Nokia by Qualcomm. "Nokia remains confident in its defense and continues to be ready to prove that the alleged patents are invalid and not infringed," Nokia spokeswoman Anne Eckert said.
A growing number of advertisers are looking at ways to make cell phone advertising more acceptable to consumers. At stake, according to a study by Gartner, is a virtually untapped ad-revenue bonanza that could swell to $14.6 billion by 2011.
Qwest Communications has named Stephanie G. Comfort as its new senior vice president of corporate strategy. Comfort was previously in charge of investor relations. Qwest also announced that its executive vice president of marketing and communications, Laura Sankey, would leave the company. New CEO Edward Mueller said that marketing might be rolled into consumer and business operations.
Ericsson has confirmed its previous forecast for the GSM and WCDMA mobile-handset market, which it predicts will continue to grow in the mid-single digits this year. "We will continue to drive profitability growth ... we are in a good market position and we continue to gain market share and outperform the competition," Chief Executive Officer Carl-Henric Svanberg said.