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Welcoming a wireless cease-fire

International wireless giants Ericsson and Qualcom finally call a truce in their bitter standards war, boosting hope for a global cell phone standard.

Two international wireless giants have finally called a truce in their bitter standards war. Swedish firm Ericsson, following a two-year dispute, announced it would share cellular technology with rival Qualcomm. The companies, in working together, may just help push the industry in the right direction toward a global standard for next-generation mobile phones.

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