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今週のアジア 2/22〜2/28:OnePlus と Xiaomi がインドで輸入差し止め:その背景を探る

Posted in Asia Weekly, Patent by agilecat.cloud on March 1, 2015
Ericsson の矛先は、Apple にまで及ぶのか・・・
 
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今年に入ってからですが、インドの高裁が OnePlus と Xiaomi に差し止めの命令を出すという、ちょっと異常な事態が発生しています。 ちょうど、Micromax が立ち上がるときであり、国内産業の露骨な保護が始まったのかと思いましたが、この段階では、そこまでの話ではなかったようです。
 
China Indiaまず、OnePlus への差し止めですが、独自の Andriod OS バージョンを開発する CyanogenMod という ROM メーカーが、インド市場での独占権を Micromax に与えたことが背景にあります。 そのため、インド進出に取り組んでいた OnePlus が、出鼻をくじかれるという状況に陥っています。
 
もう一方の Xiaomi ですが、こちらの相手は超大物の Ericsson です。 なにやら、Xiaomi のデバイスをインドで売ると、Ericsson の特許に抵触するとのことで、Xiaomi も高裁の判断に従っているようです。 しかし、並行輸入業者だと思うのですが、そのラインから Xiaomi のデバイスが流れ込んでいるらしく、その業者を Xiaomi が訴えるという事態になっているようです。
 
そうなると、シンガポールやインドネシアはどうなるの? ・・・という疑問が湧いてきますが、アメリカでのビジネスを準備中の Xiaomi が、スマホ自体の販売は先送りする背景には、この Ericsson との特許問題があるのかもしれませんね。そんなことを考えていたら 「Ericsson seeks US iPad, iPhone ban as it sues Apple over patents」というニュースが Gigaom から報じられました。 斜め読みすると、2G および 4G/LTE に関する Ericsson の特許に、iPhone/iPad が抵触することは Apple 自身も認めているのですが、その対価が法外であるため交渉中だと主張しているようです。
 
11/30: Micromax-Cyanogenmod Tie up, Put OnePlus One at Stake in India
12/03: OnePlus One arrives in India, ready to battle Xiaomi and Micromax
12/24: OnePlus-Micromax dispute: HC reserves verdict
12/24: Our operating system is different from that of Micromax: OnePlus
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02/07: Ericsson accuses Xiaomi of violating HC order
02/07: Xiaomi blames rogue reseller for reigniting legal troubles in India
02/22: Xiaomi to take legal action against websites selling its phones illegally
 
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以下は Top-10 です・・・
 
① 2/21: Lenovo caught pre-installing adware on laptops
ChinaComputer giant Lenovo has come under fire from users and security pundits after its consumer laptops were found to contain pre-installed adware/malware which could be used to intercept and hijack encrypted Transport Layer Security communications in Microsoft Windows. The ‘Superfish’ adware is a third-party application that was, until last month, installed on all Lenovo consumer laptops.
 
② 1/28: Amazon Japan says ‘cooperating’ with child porn probe
JapanTOKYO: The Japanese arm of Amazon.com said it was “cooperating fully” with a police investigation into the sale of child pornography, after authorities reportedly raided its Tokyo headquarters. The probe — which comes less than a year after Japan made the possession of child porn illegal — reportedly follows the arrest of two men in September for posting illicit photo books featuring children on the Internet retailer’s website.
 
③ 2/21: Re-skilling, not layoffs, will address new challenges: Infosys
IndiaMUMBAI: Even as the furore over layoffs in the IT sector is yet to die down, Infosys has said re-skilling talent is the answer to rapidly changing technologies in the software landscape. “It is not that there are tens and thousands of people (available) with experience in new technologies. The idea is to re-skill people. If technology changes and people don’t have those capabilities, you’ve to re-skill them and re-orient them,” Infosys, Chief Operating Officer, Pravin Rao said on the sidelines of an industry event last week.
 
④ 2/26: iiNet, DBC face three-week wait for piracy ruling
AustraliaiiNet and Dallas Buyers Club face a three-week wait to find out whether the rights holder can obtain the names and residential addresses of almost 5000 people it claims downloaded its movie without paying last year. In the final hearing of a preliminary discovery trial between the rights holder to the Dallas Buyers Club film and the internet service provider, Justice Nye Perram today withheld his judgment for three weeks on whether iiNet should hand over the customer details.
 
⑤ 2/21: India 2015: IT-ITeS industry seeks clarity on Rs 10k-crore
IndiaHYDERABAD: The local IT and ITeS industry has sought more clarity on the Rs 10,000-crore startup initiative announced by the Centre in last Budget. The industry here is also keen on tapping the potential of ‘Make in India’ initiative. “Hyderabad is very well positioned for the ‘Make in India’ initiative as the city has a strong presence in defence and aerospace besides pharma & lifesciences,” said Ramesh Loganathan, Vice President and MD, Progress Software and President of Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association.
 
⑥ 2/25: Airtel, BSNL to sign pan-India roaming pact
IndiaNEW DELHI: Telecom operators Airtel and BSNL are likely to sign a pan-India roaming pact within a month to strengthen their 2G mobile services in areas where either of them is having a weak or negligible presence. “We are soon going to sign a pan-India intra-circle roaming agreement with Airtel with a focus to strengthen coverage in rural areas. Commercials are being worked out. This is most likely to signed within a month,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.
 
⑦ 2/26: Jakarta to develop mobile app to track bus arrivals
IndonesiaJakarta’s public bus operator TransJakarta will develop a mobile app for people to track the arrival times of buses at bus stops. The app will allow people to track the location of bus drivers and estimate when buses will arrive at the bus stops, said Steve Kosasih, CEO of TransJakarta. The city will work with the makers of a popular delivery tracking app, Go-Jek, and will use the same system for the bus app. Go-Jek allows people to track the location of their deliveries through the GPS on the drivers’ smartphones.
 
⑧ 2/18: Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a big price cut
KoreaNEW DELHI: Samsung’s 2013 flagship smartphone, Galaxy S4, has got another price cut ahead of the expected unveiling of the Galaxy S6 in March. The phone is available online on Amazon.in at Rs 17,999 in both white frost and deep black colour variants. It was previously available at Rs 21,900. Samsung’s official online store is still selling the phone at the old price. It’s worth mentioning that Amazon is also offering a Rs 1,000 gift card with the purchase of the phone.
 
⑨ 2014: Taiwan server ODMs may benefit from Project Scorpio 2.0
TaiwanTaiwan-based server ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wistron and Inventec may obtain orders arising from the beginning of Project Scorpio 2.0, the second version of a project to boost low-cost and highly scalable data center infrastructure jointly by China-based Internet service operators Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent through collaboration with Intel, in September 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
 
⑩ 2/24: NextDC takes customers on ExpressRoute to Microsoft Azure
AustraliaDatacentre-as-a-Service provider, NextDC (ASX:NXT), has inked an agreement with Microsoft for direct connectivity to Azure via ExpressRoute from its Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth data centres. ExpressRoute will connect NextDC customers directly to Azure through a private, high speed, low latency fibre connection rather than a general internet-based connection.
 
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cna_6冒頭で、インド政府の国内産業保護について触れましたが、この週末に「India Budget 2015: Imported mobile, tablets price may go up, local producers gain」という記事がポストされていました。一言でいって、海外から輸入されるスマホへの関税を引き上げるようですが、MictomaxKarbonn などが育ってきたタイミングで、このような政策を打ち出して、中国からの影響を排除していくのは、当然のことなのかもしれませんね。_AC Stamp
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