The two biggest smartphone manufactures all over the globe supply a bulk of their own modem processors to assist their handsets link to wireless data networks, as per proof shown at an antitrust court case for Qualcomm (the chip supplier).
A trial between the Qualcomm and US Federal Trade Commission started in a federal courtroom this week in California, with the regulators disputing that Qualcomm engaged in deceptive patent licensing means to maintain a monopoly on modem processors. The case is being keenly observed since it might shed light on the expected eventual result of the global lawful war between Qualcomm and Apple.
Apple has suspected that Qualcomm engaged in unlawful business means, and Qualcomm in turn has blamed Apple for breaching its patents, scoring victories in Germany and China previous month.
Qualcomm has disputed that its licensing practices follow long-established sector rules and that it charges widely the same rates of licensing that it had for decades before it ever began trading processors.
But attorney representing Qualcomm in the case, Bob Van Nest, claimed that Qualcomm is not dominant in the two biggest handset manufacturers in the world—Samsung and Huawei.
Speaking of Huawei, the firm earlier claimed that it will invest $2 Billion (almost Rs. 14,200 Crores) over the coming 5 Years to aim on cyber-security by upgrading lab facilities and including more people, as it deals with worldwide concerns about dangers related to its network gear.
“Locking out rivals from a playing field can’t make you better. We believe that any allegations or concerns on safety at Huawei must be based on accurate proof,” claimed Ken Hu, its rotating chairman, to the media in an interview. “Without accurate evidence we oppose those accusations and we do not accept them.” Huawei has been talking with governments all over world regarding the independence of its processes, he claimed.