Apple Korea offers $84.02 million to settle antitrust probe

On Monday, South Korea’s competition watchdog stated, Apple’s Inc South Korean unit has put forwards proposals to address antitrust concerns and has offered $84.02 million (100 billion won) in support programmes to small small businesses, consumers and others. The development comes in the wake of Apple Korea being investigated by the Korea Fair Trade Commission…

Britain allows Huawei to play limited role in its 5G networks

On Tuesday, in a statement the British government stated, it will allow China’s Huawei a limited role in building its 5G networks. The statement also mentions, high-risk vendors would be excluded from sensitive core parts of networks, and that there would a 35% cap on their involvement in the non-sensitive parts. The development is likely…

One idiot moment can impact decades of due diligence

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide on whether the UK will allow China’s Huawei to participate in building the country’s critical 5G mobile infrastructure. The United States views Huawei as a company of particular concern and it sees Huawei’s participation in building a critical infrastructure as…

Shanghai Construction Group to complete building of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory by May 2019

The SCG won the bid to build Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory which took place in December 2018. On Thursday, China’s state-owned Shanghai Construction Group (SCG) is slated to build the first phase of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai, reported the Shanghai Observer. SCG’s vice-president, Xu Jiandong was quoted by the Shanghai Observer as saying it would fully…

Deutsche Telekom and Orange to exclude Huawei from building their 5G networks

Huawei equipment has a price advantage: sourcing from non-Chinese sources is likely to drive up costs. Security comes at a price. In a significant development, China’s Huawei is facing fresh headwinds in Europe following an announcement by Deutsche Telekom that it would review its vendor strategy; Orange has also stated it would not use its…