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Telefonica to drastically reduce Huawei kit for its 5G network

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Telefonica plans to drastically reduce the amount of equipment it buys from Chinese tech giant Huawei for the core of its next-generation mob...


WTO ban on tariffs for digital trade extended until June 2020

GENEVA (Reuters) – World Trade Organisation (WTO) members agreed on Tuesday to renew a 20-year moratorium on placing tariffs on digital trade for six months, allaying fears t...

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Huawei to roll out itds Harmony OS to more products next year

Huawei Technologies, the Shenzhen, China-based tech titan plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system next year, and will promote them at home and abroad....

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Trade war goes digital: countries eye tariffs on Internet economy

GENEVA (Reuters) – A 20-year global moratorium on imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade off...


Trump says Huawei is a security risk as NATO seeks secure 5G

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Chinese telecommunication firm Huawei was a security risk after NATO said it needed secure nex...


Huawei appeals against FCC decision

Huawei has mounted a legal challenge against the United States Federal Communications Commission after the it had designated the China-based tech giant as a security threat and mov...

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Exclusive: White House considered kicking Huawei out of U.S. banking system – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration considered banning China’s Huawei from the U.S. financial system earlier this year as part of a host of policy options t...

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Huawei urging suppliers to break the law by moving offshore – US Commerce chief

Reuters – China’s telecoms giant Huawei has been encouraging its suppliers to violate U.S. law by telling them to move operations offshore in a bid to avoid U.S. sancti...

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Merkel wants Europe to aim for joint stance on China and 5G

BERLIN (Reuters) – Long-time German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on European countries on Wednesday to agree a common approach towards China and the roll-out of the next g...


U.S. unveils procedure to shield telecom networks from national security threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday set out a procedure to protect its telecommunications networks and their supply chains from national security threats, say...


Apple supplier Salcomp to invest $279 million in new Indian plant

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Finland’s Salcomp, a supplier to U.S. tech group Apple, is to invest 20 billion rupees ($278.67 million) in India to make mobile chargers and othe...

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Exclusive: Blacklisted Megvii’s $500 million Hong Kong IPO hit by regulatory setback – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese AI firm Megvii Technology’s plans for a $500 million listing in Hong Kong have been dealt a setback, with regulators in the city asking th...


Apple, Intel file antitrust case vs SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp unit stockpiled...


Microsoft granted licence to export ‘mass-market’ software to Huawei

Reuters – Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had been granted a licence from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.