Chinese firms concerned about patent fees in Microsoft-Nokia deal

|By:, SA News Editor

Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. (ZTCOF), which make Android and Windows phones, have reportedly asked China's Ministry of Commerce to make sure Microsoft's (MSFT) acquisition of Nokia's (NOK) mobile-handset unit won't lead to increased patent-licensing fees.

When the EU approved the deal earlier this month, it said it would monitor Nokia's licensing practices.