NSN’s new network fabric has it all: LTE, Wi-Fi, and cloud

At MWC, Nokia Siemens Networks plans its most ambitious mobile network design yet: a system of 100 small cells that behaves like a single cell site. This has huge implications for the heterogeneous networks of the future, which aim to create a sea of cheap bandwidth.

The wireless industry swallows the Wi-Fi pill

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, you would expect LTE to hog the spotlight, but LTE might find itself overshadowed by a less sexy technology: Wi-Fi. As telecom vendors prep their new porfolios for MWC in two weeks, there is a preponderance of Wi-Fi products.

Today in Mobile

The Register has an eyebrow-raising piece this morning discussing analyzing analyst Peter Mizek’s recent study of LTE patents. LG Electronics surprisingly has the most patents related to LTE, Misek estimates, with Qualcomm and Motorola also claiming sizable chunks of the patent pool. But it’s worth noting that InterDigital, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE all have decent-sized portfolios, with a handful of others claiming smaller shares. Misek doesn’t offer any qualitative analysis, so it’s difficult to determine exactly what this means. But given the number of players involved — and the deep pockets involved — Misek’s analysis offers a glimpse of what’s sure to be the next big battleground in mobile patent litigation.

Stat Shot: Ranking the mobile patent powerhouses

Battles in the mobile ecosystem used to be fought for developers, but now that clear leaders have emerged with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system, with Windows Phone 7 showing promise for no. 3, the battle has switched to patents. So who has them?

Apple’s share of Nortel patent purchase: $2.6B

It turns out Apple wasn’t just a participant in the consortium that won the auction for Nortel’s patent portfolio: It contributed more than half of the $4.5 billion purchase price.