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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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...

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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...

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Apple warns of risks from German law to open up mobile payments

BERLIN (Reuters) – Apple said on Friday moves in Germany to force it to open up its Apple Pay mobile payments system to rivals could hurt data protection and the security of ...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

U.S. grants Huawei new 90-day licence extension

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Monday issued a new 90-day extension allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technolog...

ZTE

Huawei, ZTE ‘cannot be trusted’ and pose security threat – US attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp “cannot be trusted,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr said, labelling the Chinese firms a security th...

Women in Tech

Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe’s largest technology conference found on Wed...