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.

Grindr

Grindr’s owner says to sell social media app for $608 million

The Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Friday that it has agreed to sell Grindr LLC, a popular gay dating app it acquired in 2016, for about $608.5 million.

Nokia

Nokia draws $560 million research and development loan for 5G

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia drew a 500 million euro ($561 million) loan last month to help it to accelerate development of 5G technology, its annual report shows.

Platform Industry: Huawei, 5G infrastructure and the EU

Huawei confident it will supply core networks technology to European operators

Controversial China-based telecom equipment maker Huawei is confident some European telecoms will choose it to provide 5G technology for their core networks, the chief representati...

TIM, Vodafone Tower

Vodafone, TIM to win conditional EU approval for tower deal – sources

Vodafone and Telecom Italia (TIM) are set to secure conditional European Union antitrust approval to create Europe’s biggest mobile towers company, part of a strategy to roll...

Shipping

The coronavirus domino effect: South Korean tech firms reel as Vietnam links curbed

For one South Korean multinational company that makes smartphone components used by Apple and LG Electronics, the coronavirus epidemic is dealing blow after blow.

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei executive suggests they’ll build a French factory regardless of 5G decision

Huawei will build a factory in France regardless of the government’s decision on whether to use its equipment in a new 5G network, an executive at the Shenzhen-based group sa...

Nokia

Nokia enters 5G partnership with Marvell Technology

Nokia Oyj has entered into partnership with Marvell Technology, the companies said on Wednesday, as Nokia seeks to accelerate its so-far sluggish strategic shift to 5G.

Peugeot CEO

Auto manufacturer Peugeot ready to adjust Huawei partnership if US demands

Peugeot Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said on Tuesday the French auto manufacturer would adjust its partnership with China’s Huawei if authorities in the United States make ...

Nokia

Timeline of Nokia

As we reported earlier, Pekka Lundmark will take over as the Nokia CEO in September to lead the former handset giant in its battle for the fast-growing 5G networks business. 

Platform News: Samsung Electronics logo

Samsung commences building its $220 million R&D centre in Vietnam

HANOI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development centre in Vietnam, the South Korean tech giant’s local unit said on M...

T-Mobile

T-Mobile owner sets sights on becoming dominant in the United States

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom is aiming to become market leader in the United States, Chief Executive Tim Hoettges has said, now that a deal for its T-Mobile US ...

Platform Industry: Huawei, 5G infrastructure and the EU

United States urges the EU to use 5G by Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung

LISBON (Reuters) – European Union countries have no reason to use 5G mobile technology from Huawei because Sweden’s Ericsson, Finland’s Nokia and South Korea̵...

Platform Industry: iPhone unboxed at home

Apple hits back at the European Union over universal charger proposal

Apple has hit back against European Union lawmakers renewed call for a common smartphone charger, warning the move could hamper innovation across the industry.

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...