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From government licensing through to ISP and infrastructure, this is our global news and commentary of all things 5G, mobile and telecommunications related.

Coronavirus app

A guide to Europe’s coronavirus contact tracing apps

More than 20 countries across Europe have launched or plan to launch apps that seek to break the chain of coronavirus infection by tracking encounters between people and issuing a ...

ByteDance CEO

ByteDance founder defends TikTok’s US strategy

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming has told employees that there were misunderstandings on Chinese social websites concerning TikTok’s situation in the US and that the business c...

TikTok

Microsoft nears big bet on TikTok after risky LinkedIn deal shows promise

Microsoft Corp’s possible purchase of short-video app TikTok carries a myriad of dangers, thrusting it to the fraught social networking business and geopolitical conflict ami...

Micosoft

White House adviser Navarro suggests Microsoft divest its China holdings

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro suggested on Monday that Microsoft Corp could divest its holdings in China if it were to buy the Chinese possessed short-video program TikTo...

TikTok US

Trump to give ByteDance 45 days to agree sale of TikTok

President Trump has agreed to provide China’s ByteDance 45 days to negotiate the sale of TikTok to Microsoft, two individuals knowledgeable about the issue said on Sunday.

Italian contact tracing smartphone app

Google says 20 US states ‘exploring’ contact tracing

Google has said that 20 US states and territories, representing about 45 percent of the nation’s inhabitants, are”exploring” contact tracing programs for its nove...

Huawei Technologies CFO

Canada says requirements for Huawei CFO’s extradition to US met

Canada’s attorney general states the prerequisites for extraditing Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the US on charges of financial fraud have been met, documents filed in a British...

iPhone 11

Apple removes thousands of game apps from China store

Apple eliminated some 29,800 apps from the Chinese app shop on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to new data from research vendor Qimai.

Nokia

Nokia posts second-quarter profit jump ahead of CEO change

The Finnish telecom network gear maker Nokia reported an unexpected rise in its own underlying profit on Friday regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, while its new CEO Pekka Lund...

Google

Google advertising rebound offsets Alphabet’s first-ever sales drop

Google’s advertising sales have recovered since they plummeted back in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, parent Alphabet Inc said on Thursday, easing worries about its ...

Samsung

Samsung expects smartphone demand to drive second half earnings

Samsung Electronics anticipates a recovery in demand for smartphones and customer electronic equipment to underpin profits in the second half of the year, after a coronavirus-prope...

Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies overtakes Samsung Electronics as top handset maker

Huawei Technologies grabbed the title of vendor that was biggest smartphone from Samsung Electronics in the second quarter, underscoring the resilience of the Chinese marketplace e...

Qualcomm

Qualcomm forecasts sales above estimates and settles Huawei dispute

Qualcomm has forecast fourth-quarter earnings that were above Wall Street expectations, driven by sales of its processors used in 5G apparatus and attaining a settlement with Huawe...

Tech Titans

US lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits

Google and Facebook took the sharpest jabs from politicians at a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America’s most notable tech Chief Executives in the p...