Asia Briefs: Samsung top LTE patent holder, Philippines approves bill for free WiFi in public places & more

Samsung is top LTE patent holder — TIPO South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is the top holder of standard-essential patents related to LTE technologies, according to a two-year study by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO). Samsung led with a 17 per …

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NZ’s Spark names new leadership roles

New Zealand’s Spark today announced a number of leadership changes, following news that the head of its home, mobile and business group, Chris Quin, will leave the company by end-June. Quin has been with the company for more than 20 …

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Spark catches up with competition on 4G — COO

Spark (formerly Telecom New Zealand) has expanded its LTE service to more than 70 towns and cities, covering about two-thirds of the population. David Havercroft, its COO, said in a statement that since it launched 4G a year ago, it’s …

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