U.S. bound 5G equipment should be made outside China: U.S.

The Trump administration is exploring rules that will require all 5G cellular equipment destined for the United States to be designed and manufactured outside of China. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, U.S. President Donald Trump is looking to require next-generation 5G cellular equipment used in the United States to be designed…

Digital Colony raises $4.05 billion for digital infrastructure fund

The development is significant since typically buyout funds focus on physically infrastructure. In contrast Digital Colony’s fund illustrates how investors are now seeking assets that support the digital economy. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, private equity firm Digital Colony, which has the backing of U.S. real estate investor Thomas Barrack, has…

Huawei’s global supply chain being ripped apart

U.S. trade action against Huawei having intended impact. China has termed the action taken by the United States against Huawei Technologies as “wrong actions” and has called for trade negotiations to continue. China’s comments underscores the effect of U.S. trade action which is cascading through Huawei’s global supply chains. Japan’s Panasonic Corp has joined a…

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…

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…