Just my take: Apple posted 11 billion in profit on May 2nd. Nokia's eyes get wide open and they force royalty payments settlement on May 27th. In return Nokia promises to keep its mouth shut to protect Apple's stock. Apple will be selling Nokia's health devices and Nokia will provide Apple with certain network infrastructures. The world is moving away from "desktop PCs" and Nokia just partnered up with the world's most powerful mobile phone company to use their networks. Apple didn't want to risk some patent complications so they worked out a decent deal with Nokia. Nokia is working with just about anybody (AT&T, T-Mobile...etc) and their portfolio of services is pretty amazing. They're trying to lead in the "one thing" that already matters the most. That's moving data at high speeds. Unlike China's companies, Nokia is not restricted from USA which is going to accelerate it's 5G development. Add smart phones to it and you have a cherry on top. You may be very pleasantly surprised in next 12 months. Besides this second quarter should also include Apple's retroactive (they stopped paying royalty payments to Nokia last year) and upfront cash payments to Nokia. I'd say Nokia beat earnings estimates. (this is all based on some facts and many rumors, so I could be 100% wrong)...GL :-)
It's a new day and the NOK board just got 800% better. The MUTE function is working again. The 80% of garbage that was showing up on my conversations is now permanently gone. Small miracles.
Investors looking for a potential breakout stock should pounce on Nokia, which should trade near $8 when applying a 20 multiple to next year’s earnings, which puts NOK in line with the S&P 500. And I expect the NOK stock to start it’s climb when the company reports second-quarter and first half results next week. By Richard Saintvilus
Anyone know that HMD Global conducts its business literally across the street from Nokia's headquarters in Espoo, Finland.
LG may need to renew its licensing agreement with Nokia soon. I believe the previous agreement was to last 2 years
Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Nokia, says it has signed a turnkey agreement with French Polynesia's OPT for the deployment of the NATITUA submarine cable system. The subsea cable system will improve French Polynesian broadband connectivity by linking Tahiti to 10 islands in the Tuamotu and Marquisa archipelagos.
The NATITUA submarine cable system will extend the current HONOTUA undersea cable system, which connects Tahiti to Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, and Bora Bora on a domestic level, and Tahiti to Hawaii internationally. Spanning 2,500 km, the submarine cable part of the NATITUA project will bridge Tahiti to eight atolls in the archipelago of Tuamotu - Rangiroa, Manihi, Takaroa, Kaukura, Arutua, Fakarava, Makemo, and Hao - and two islands of Marquisas - Hiva Oa and Nuku Hiva. According to the systems house, the submarine cable has a total design capacity of more than 10 Tbps.
"This is a further step for French Polynesia as OPT aims to continue to improve access to information and services that are migrating to digital formats,"said Jean-Francois Martin, OPT president and CEO. "Alcatel Submarine Networks' technology will serve as a base for delivering new applications that will help fuel cultural, economic and social development, as well as broadly extending the benefit of digital economy, for our community."
The global NATITUA project will provide remote islands' end-users access to broadband applications such as telemedicine, e-learning, and on-line tourism programs through the submarine cable system and microwave networks, says ASN.
The deployment will include the 1620 SOFTNODE, which incorporates multiple transmission formats to maximize delivered capacity and minimize cost per bit, and a ROADM branching unit, a part of ASN's product portfolio that includes wavelength selective switch (WSS) technology. ASN also reports that it will be responsible for project management, system design, marine operations, and system commissioning as part of the contract.
Nokia does not stand down when it comes to its patents. The pattern of suing and countersuing really began in 2009 as the smartphone market grew more rapidly. Here's a small piece of what has been ongoing between Nokia and Apple for many years with Nokia prevailing every time. 2009, Oct 22: Nokia sues Apple over 10 patents. 2009, Dec 11: Apple countersues Nokia over 13 patents. 2009, Dec 29: Nokia files a second lawsuit and a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) complaint against Apple over 7 more patents. 2010, Jan 15: Apple files an ITC complaint against Nokia over 9 patents. 2010, Feb 19: Apple drops 4 patents from their countersuit against Nokia that are in their ITC complaint against Nokia. 2010, Feb 24: Apple countersues Nokia in Nokia's second lawsuit, over the 9 patents that are in Apple's ITC complaint. 2010, Apr 26: 5 of the patents in Apple's ITC complaint against Nokia are merged into their ITC complaint against HTC. 2010, May 7: Nokia files a third lawsuit against Apple over 5 more patents. 2010, Jun 28: Apple countersues Nokia in Nokia's third lawsuit, over 7 more patents. 2010, Jul 21: Nokia drops 1 patent from their ITC complaint against Apple. 2010, Sep 17: Nokia adds 2 more patents to their third lawsuit against Apple. 2010, Sep 27: Apple sues Nokia in the UK and Germany over 9 patents. 2010, Sep 30: Nokia countersues Apple in Germany over 4 patents. 2011, Jun 14: Nokia and Apple settle their litigation with Apple agreeing to pay Nokia an undisclosed one-time payment as well as continuing royalties. 2012, Dec 13: A US federal jury rules that Apple's iPhone infringed on three mobile device patents belonging to MobileMedia Ideas LLC, a company belonging to Nokia and Sony. As most of you know, it has continued almost yearly and each time Nokia gets more than they did before.
Low volume, need to get the stock moving North.
Nokia's patent portfolio is one of the most heralded in the mobile business, due in large part to its size and depth of technologies. It includes everything from major mobile features, including how devices connect to networks, to the design of mobile phones.
Heard on the Google Conference call last night: Google dropping fibre optics division. Stated that 5G will be the future. It will replace Cable companies in every home with wireless internet access.
Coming sooner than we think! Why AT&T Believes 5G Standards Are Developing Faster than Expected By Andrew Smith | Jul 20, 2017 5:52 pm EDT
AT&T anticipates that standards supporting its initial deployments of mobile and fixed 5G networks to be adopted by the end of 2018 or early 2019. The company also expects to be able to provide 1-gigabit broadband speeds to households and eventually in futurist applications like IoT (Internet of Things) by the end of 2019. AT&T initially expected to see these standards in place closer to 2020, but the carrier is moving along swiftly with its own 5G deployment plans and hopes to start field trials by the end of 2017.
Have you ever experienced sonic empathy? Using technology developed by Nokia Bell Labs, Other Voices creator Philip King showcased it at Inspirefest 2017.
One of the highlights of this year’s Inspirefest was a performance unlike any other and the first of its kind in Ireland.
Taking to the stage on Thursday (6 July) afternoon were Nokia Bell Labs’ head of innovation incubation, Domhnaill Hernon, and Other Voices creator Philip King, who managed to infuse centuries-old ideas with the latest in smart city technology.
This followed one of the key focuses of the event, that being the need to further our endeavours not just in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), but in STEAM, which adds ‘art’ into the equation.
90 years of history
Speaking on stage, Sligo native Hernon told of how Nokia Bell Labs’ president Marcus Weldon asked him to move to New Jersey, bringing his family’s deep, musical connection with him to the US.
This connection between the arts and technology is something the research company has been exploring for the past 90 years, Hernon said, having previously collaborated with the likes of graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg and composer John Cage to create new art forms.
But, for Hernon, merging technology with art requires much more than just creating a new piece of kit, rather, it needs something that resonates in a totally new way with a person or audience.
“There has to be a deeper connection between technology and the human, and technology really has to enable better things for human,” he said. Hernon and his fellow researchers and engineers at Nokia Bell Labs are trying to break the emotional distance between two people in remote locations using technology, and adding the same responses we feel in close proximity.
This deep transmission of human emotion through live music was described by King as the ‘given note’ – quoting Séamus Heaney – which is something unquantifiable by humans.
The highlight of this was King using some of the latest smart city technology developed at Nokia Bell Labs to turn movement into sounds on stage.
While designed for analysing traffic patterns, Hernon and his colleagues wanted to see how it would react when pointed at fish in a tank.
Despite fearing the creation of some monstrous noise, the results astounded them, allowing them to realise the potential for unlocking new music from nature.
“Magically, the music created based on their movement was … very musical, very creative on the ear, and had pattern and structure to it, which really surprised us,” Hernon said.
Nokia's new scales and other new products, combined with growth in core segments such as networking and data traffic management should continue to change the NOK narrative from a “has been” to a growth company.
Taking out the weak long using stop orders....................there is NO reason for this dive one day before quarter numbers release on Thursday.........ERIC should be the one going down.
5 years later and still sitting down at 6. pathetic!
The recent change in leadership at Nokia’s (NOK) patent and licensing division is loaded with meaning. Nokia tapped Gregory Lee in June to be the chief executive of Nokia Technologies—the unit that develops and licenses intellectual property. Lee joined Nokia from Samsung (SSNLF), where he had worked for 13 years. His last job with Samsung was as head of the company’s North American unit. Some experts view the hiring of Lee to head Nokia Technologies as a revealing move, considering his exposure and experience with Samsung. Samsung is a global leader in the consumer and professional electronics business.
As such, the knowledge Lee brings could help Nokia boost its patent revenues. Plus, Lee seems to be a fit for Nokia’s push into the digital health and digital media markets.
3G made no money for Nokia. 4g made no money for Nokia. Why would 5 g be any different. Do they do this #$%$ for free
If Suri's first sentence tomorrow morning is that he's joining a whale wars....sell immediately. How about that JD and AMD. JD will be reporting their earnings in early August if you care to check it out.
Anyone play with Google Trends? Deluded said Nokia was an unknown brand. I know...talking about the mobile brand but Google Trends shows that is not the case. The brand is as popular as ever.
I might even argue that the brand is more popular since nostalgia has dimmed what a bad job they were doing at making phones around the time the iPhone and Android became popular. Lot of folks don't like Elop. The deep problems started way before him. We can say, they would have been better off going with Android. That's just a guess and I don't agree with that thought. We do know that Nokia didn't go bankrupt, Cancelled a terrible and resource intensive OS (Symbian), pawned off a dying mobile division to Microsoft (after getting 500m per year for a few years to run Windows), Acquired Siemens and Alcaltel Lucent on the cheap. Consolidated and becoming a major player in the Networking space. For me, Elop is da man.
Nokia still plays in the smartphone space. Its patent portfolio is broad and for some companies, a required resource, in order for them to build products. Nokia is a critical behind-the-scenes player in how smartphones operate.