ETSI postponed vote on nano-SIM card standard after Apple rivals complain

Les Échos, a French financial daily, reports that deep divisions in the industry over the future SIM card standard made it impossible to reach an agreement at the ETSI meeting that started yesterday (Thursday) and ends today (Friday),” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “According to the report, the participating companies have failed to reach an agreement and decided not to hold the envisioned vote. In accordance with ETSI rules, the vote will now have to be postponed by a minimum of 30 days.”

“It appears that Nokia’s overt unwillingness to license its potentially essential patents in the event that Apple’s nano-SIM proposal is adopted and Sandisk’s resistance to Nokia’s proposal have resulted in an impasse,” Mueller reports. “Sandisk, too, holds patents that may be essential to a new SIM card standard.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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  1. Such childish behaviour; ‘nya nya nya, don’t like how you play the game anymore, so I’m taking the ball and going home! Gonna tell my dad on you!’

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