Mobile and Infrastructure News

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

SoftBank

Softbank Group’s Arm releases chip tech for high-end Android devices

Arm Ltd, the semiconductor firm owned by Japan’s Softbank Group Corp released new technology aimed at helping Android devices catch up to Apple Inc’s iPhones for certai...

Nokia

Nokia shuts plant in Tamil Nadu after 42 test positive for coronavirus

Nokia last week suspended operations at a telecoms gear manufacturing plant in southern India, the company said, after some of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.

Apple

Apple to reopen about 100 stores in the US, most with curbside pickup

Apple plans to reopen about 100 stores in the United States, mostly with curbside pickup but some with walk-in service, the company said on Tuesday.

The Red Cross coronavirus

The Red Cross urges halt to cyber-attacks on healthcare sector amid pandemic

The Red Cross called for an end to cyber-attacks on healthcare and medical research facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, in a letter published and signed by a group of polit...

Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19

Latvia to launch Google-Apple friendly coronavirus contact tracing app

The small Baltic nation of Latvia aims to become one of the first countries to launch a smartphone app using a new toolkit created by US technology giants Apple and Google to help ...

The Netherlands

Court rejects attempt to stop 5G rollout in the Netherlands

A court in the Netherlands has rejected a suit brought by a group seeking to halt the country’s 5G telecommunications network rollout over possible health concerns.

Huawei Technologies

UK plans cut in Huawei’s 5G network involvement – newspaper report

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to reduce Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies involvement in the UK’s 5G network in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis,...

Vodafone

Vodafone names Heineken’s Van Boxmeer as its new chairman

Vodafone, the world’s second-biggest mobile phone operator, has recruited Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer, the current Chief Executive of brewer Heineken, to succeed Gerard Kleiste...

Huawei

US strikes at a Huawei prize: chip juggernaut HiSilicon

The latest US action against Huawei Technologies takes direct aim the Chinese giants HiSilicon chip division, a business that in a few short years has become central to China’...

Apple

Irish regulator questions Apple over recordings

The Republic of Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), Apple’s main regulator in the EU, has said it was in contact with the company after a whistle-blower calle...

SoftBank

SoftBank to sell $3.1 billion worth of Japan telecom unit stake

SoftBank Group Corp said it plans to sell 5% of its domestic telco SoftBank Corp, currently worth $3.1 billion, as part of a programme to raise $41 billion through asset sales.

Xiaomi

Xiaomi gets first-quarter sales boost as smartphone demand rebounds

Xiaomi Corp reported a 13.6% rise in first-quarter revenue, beating estimates, as the Chinese smartphone maker sold more phones and benefited from sales of its higher-priced 5G mod...

Huawei Technologies

US regulators open door to possible tightening of Huawei chip curb

US regulators are open to making changes to close what some see as a loophole in a new rule aimed at curbing global chip sales to blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawe...

Hackers

Financial gain trumps espionage as top motivator in cyber attacks: report

Money trumped spying as the top motivator for data breaches last year, according to Verizon’s annual report on cyber crimes published on Tuesday.