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.

India TikTok China Relations

India asks ISP’s to block banned Chinese apps

India has ordered telecom companies and other internet providers to stop access to 59 banned Chinese-origin apps, according to notices seen by journalists, intensifying efforts to ...

Apple

British regulators take aim at Apple’s search engine deal with Google

The payments made by Google to Apple to be the default search engine on Apple’s Safari web browser create “a significant barrier to entry and expansion” for Googl...

Federal Communications Commission

The FCC issues final orders declaring Huawei and ZTE security threats to the US

The Federal Communications Commission has now formally designated Chinese’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE as posing threats to US national security, a declaration that bars US ...

UK PM Boris Johnson, Conservative

Boris Johnson toughens his rhetoric on Huawei Technologies

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson toughened his rhetoric on China’s Huawei, cautioning Beijing that he would protect critical infrastructure from “hostile state vendors&#...

Swedish Drinking App

Swedish drinkers to go the distance with new pub app

Pub drinkers and restaurant-goers are set to get digital help from Swedish-based developers whose new app aims to make social distancing rules work as the hospitality industry caut...

India China

Start-ups in India downplay Chinese links amid wave of anti-China sentiment

Indian start-ups with Chinese funding and Chinese smartphone makers are actively touting their Indian-ness to users as they seek to address a growing wave of nationalism following ...

European Commission

European Union sets out rules for 5G small antennas in boost for data capacity

The European Commission has taken another step towards accelerating up the rollout of high speed 5G across the European Union by adopting rules for small antennas, which are key to...

TikTok

India bans 59 mostly Chinese apps amid border crisis

India has banned 59, mostly Chinese, smartphone apps including TikTok and WeChat in its strongest move yet targeting China in the online space since a border crisis erupted between...

Tim Hortons

Privacy Commissioners to investigate Tim Hortons’ app

Tim Hortons’ mobile app will be investigated after concerns about how the breakfast and coffee chain may be collecting and using data were raised, the Office of the Privacy C...

Nokia

Nokia wins Taiwan Mobile 5G contract worth $450 million

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia Oyj has announced that it had won a 5G contract worth approximately $450 million from Taiwan Mobile to build out the telecom operator’s...

Canadian Visa System

Canadian visa programme may lure tech workers blocked by Trump

A fast-track visa programme that Canada launched in 2017 has attracted a growing number of tech workers, and US President Trump’s latest immigration crackdown is set to furth...

Sony Corp

Sony sees software subscription as future for data-analysing image sensors

Sony Corp’s image sensor business aims to replicate PlayStation’s success to address its reliance on a handful of manufacturers in the fickle smartphone market: It plan...

Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors

US lawmakers unveil bid to boost domestic chipmaking industry

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a measure aimed at strengthening chip manufacturing in the US, adding to efforts to champion the sector and lure high tech supply chains ...

UK Huawei Technologies 5G

China’s Huawei to build $1.2 billion British research centre

China’s Huawei Technologies said on Thursday it had received planning permission for a 1 billion pound (approximately $1.2 billion) research and development facility in the U...