5G participation will be based on technology and strategic national security interests: Le Maire

France will allow Huawei to bid for building its 5G network. In a significant development, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire disclosed, France will not rule out specific operators for establishing its 5G telecoms network and that participation of the players will be based on security and performance of networks. The comments come in the…

U.S. could place China’s Hikvision on its Entities List

Hikvision’s audio and video surveillance equipment plays a key role in its mass detention centers, which essentially are concentration camps, which hold more than 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims. In a move that could significantly impact China’s monitoring of its citizens, the U.S. administration is considering imposing limits to Chinese video surveillance firm…

U.S. postal service to use self-driving trucks in a landmark pilot project

The implications of this pilot project has manifold benefits. It will not only lower operating costs but also improve delivery time and significantly reduce the problem of driver shortages. On Tuesday, in a development that marks a significant milestone in efforts to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight, the U.S. Postal Service stated, it…

InterDigital Wireless & Qualcomm Inc aim to license their 5G tech to China’s Huawei despite U.S. ban

The U.S. ban on selling American technology to Chinese firms, which now has a grace period of 90 days, does not cover patents. Moreover Huawei owns both firms sizeable dues … cutting off business relations could potential mean massive writedowns if not write-offs. In a significant development, patent attorneys of InterDigital Wireless Inc stated, it…

U.S. telecom regulators to announce conditions for approving Sprint-T-Mobile merger

Before they give a go-ahead to the merger, regulators will have to factor in the potential loss of competition which will lead to higher consumer prices against the prospect of a more powerful No. wireless carrier which can work to build a faster, better next generation 5G wireless network. According to sources U.S. regulators are…

Instances of forced tech transfers are growing in China: EU business lobby group

The pace of forced tech transfers in exchange for market access is on the rise in China especially in “cutting edge” industries. In a significant development, a European business lobby has disclosed, the number of cases of European firms forced to transfer technology to its Chinese partners are on the rise despite Beijing’s attempt to…

U.S. ban on Huawei could weigh on Japan’s economy: Finance Minister Taro Aso

One of the primary reasons why Japan could be impacted by the ban on Huawei is intertwined supply chains. On Friday, Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso stated, the U.S bid to block Huawei Technologies from purchasing American technology is likely to impact Japanese companies and weign on the country’s economic growth prospects. “There are Japanese…