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.

5G

Using Huawei in UK 5G telecoms infrastructure ‘would be madness’

Senior US government officials from the US National Economic Council and National Security Agency presented the UK government with new evidence on Monday about what it sees as risk...

5G

Timeline: Deals by major suppliers in the race for 5G

(Reuters) – Chinese technology giant Huawei is locked in a race with rivals Nokia and Ericsson to build next-generation 5G networks, even as several governments weigh up secu...

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France launches procedure for 5G licenses

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Tuesday it had launched a procedure for assigning 5G frequency licenses after it approved specifications proposed by the commu...

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German coalition delays decision on 5G rollout

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat partners have delayed until next year a decision on security rules for GermanyR...

China

Feature or bug? Translation key on China’s WeChat takes jabs at other country’s flags

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese social media giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday that it will fix a “translation bug” on its chat app WeChat that sends out di...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

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

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...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

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...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

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...

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...