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.

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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...

Huawei shop

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...

5G networks

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...

Huawei Technologies

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

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...

Megvii IPO

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

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...

MSFT

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.

Donald Trump

Trump wants Apple to be involved in 5G infrastructure building in U.S.

Reuters – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had asked Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to look into helping develop telecommunications infrastructure ...

Apple

Apple, Intel file antitrust case against 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...

Huawei Technologies

Some Huawei suppliers get U.S. approval to restart sales to blacklisted firm

Reuters – The Trump administration on Wednesday gave Huawei its second reprieve this week, allowing some suppliers to restart sales to the Chinese telecoms giant after it was...

US Regulators

U.S. regulator proposes splitting auto safety spectrum to boost Wi-Fi

Reuters – A little-used block of spectrum set aside for auto safety should be split to accommodate the rapidly growing number of wireless devices, the chairman of the U.S. te...

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Huawei plays down impact of new U.S. license extension

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies has dismissed a new 90-day extension by the Trump administration allowing U.S. firms to continue doing business with the Chinese co...

Megvii IPO

China’s Megvii seeks approval for Hong Kong IPO despite U.S. blacklist – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese artificial intelligence firm Megvii Technology Ltd plans to seek listing approval on Thursday for a Hong Kong IPO of at least $500 million, peop...