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Nokia stepping up Sim battle with Apple

Nokia stepping up Sim battle with Apple

Nokia stepping up Sim battle with Apple
News from Financial Times:

The battle between Nokia and Apple over the design of future miniature Sim cards for mobile phones has escalated, with the Finnish group threatening to withhold essential technology for Apple’s template, impeding the rival proposal.

The two technology companies are each vying to have rival Sim-card designs recognised by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as the industry standard for the “nano-Sim”, a much smaller Sim card that is expected to come into use as phones become smaller and slimmer.

Nokia has, however, complained that Apple has abused the ETSI selection process, and claimed that Apple’s proposed standard does not meet ETSI’s requirements.

In an aggressive move, it has threatened to withdraw about 50 Sim card-related patents from ETSI if the Apple proposal is approved. This would not affect companies already making other types of Sim cards, but would prevent anyone from building a Sim card to Apple’s d…………… continues on Financial Times

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