U.S. lawmakers back $1.9 billion program to rip and replace Huawei & ZTE telecom gear

According to two sources briefed on the matter at hand, U.S. lawmakers will back $1.9 billion program to fund a removal of Chinese communication gear that it deems as a threat to national security risks. Lawmakers will also back a $3.2 billion program for an emergency broadband which will benefit low-income Americans, confirmed senior congressional…

Samsung Electronics bags $6.6 Billion Verizon 5G network equipment contract

In a significant development, Samsung Electronics has won a $6.64 billion order to provide wireless communication solutions to Verizon in the United States. The development marks the bagging of a major order by the South Korean company in the burgeoning 5G telecommunications market. The company’s global prospects have risen significantly following U.S. sanctions on Huawei,…

Nokia’s wins multi-year contract from Bharti Airtel, lays foundation for 5G connectivity

On Tuesday, Nokia stated it has won a multi-year contract with Bharti Airtel, India’s third-largest telecom, to provide equipment and services. Nokia’s deal will essentially lay the foundation for providing 5G connectivity in the future for India, will see Nokia install and deploy nearly 300,000 radio network units across 9 circles in India. “This is…

U.S. chip firm Xilinx Inc wins 5G network equipment contract from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

In a statement, Xilinx Inc, an American semiconductor firm stated, it had won a deal to supply chips to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for 5G networking equipment. It did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Xilinx makes programmable chips used in telecommunications equipment including those used in base stations made by Ericsson, Nokia…

Canada’s Telus Corp scheduled to launch 5G services with Huawei: Telus Corp’s CFO

In a statement by Canadian telecom operator Telus Corp’s Chief Financial Officer Doug French, the telecom operator is scheduled to roll out 5G services with the help of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s equipment. “It’s important for us to launch our network when the time is right…” said French in a statement while adding the company…

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…

Using Huawei 5G equipment would be act of madness for UK: US officials

As per a report from the Guardian Newspaper, officials from the U.S. government have provided the British government with additional newer evidence concerning the risks of involving Huawei in developing its future 5G mobile networks. Ahead of Britain’s decision to include Huawei in developing its 5G networks, officials from both countries exchanged views on whether…

ZTE follows Huawei’s footsteps, opens cybersecurity lab in Brussels

Huawei and ZTE are striving to increase transparency regarding their products in order to mitigate allegations of espionage. It is not clear whether these lab tests will cover re-routing of data through servers located in China, thus compromising unencrypted data. In a significant development, embattled Chinese telecom vendor ZTE opened a cybersecurity lab in Brussels,…