Pentagon talking to Nokia & Ericsson on 5G solutions

Military to military discussions on future 5G networks are going well, said Ellen Lord, the Department of Defense’s under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. With the United States determined to secure and position itself for the next generation of 5G devices, it is conscientiously pushing away Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies, which…

Sweden to tighten telecom operation laws

Sweden aims to tighten telecom component suppliers and operators who don’t meet sufficiently high security standards. Anders Ygeman, Sweden’s minister for digital development stated, Stockholm wants to tighten regulatory requirement for telecom suppliers and operators. Sweden’s concerns comes in the midst of heightened concerns revolving around network security. “We want to be able to exclude…

Canada likely to approve extradition of Huawei’s CFO to the U.S.: legal experts

Canada has until midnight on Friday (0500 GMT Saturday) to announce its decision. On Friday, in a potentially significant development, Canada is expected to announce that the extradition hearing against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s Chief Financial Officer can proceed, opined legal experts. In December 2018, Canadian police had Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO in Vancouver at…

Chinese tech comes with risks attached: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo’s underscores and highlights the growing and significant risks to using Chinese technology given their connection to the Chinese state. On Friday, Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State of the United States of America highlighted the fact that the countries need to keep their “eyes wide open” on the risks of using Chinese technology…

Apple ties up with Ant Financial Services Group and several banks to ease purchase of interest free iPhones

While Apple’s market share in China have shrunk significantly, those of domestic smartphone makers including most notably Huawei, have expanded. Chinese consumers view those using iPhones as traitors. While Apple’s iPhones may be cost effective, unless it targets the core issue of nationalism, it would be surprising if it were to make any significant headway.…

New Zealand will independently asses risk of using Huawei’s 5G equipment

Dismissing reports that New Zealand will adopt Britain’s approach, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated, Wellington would independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in its 5G networks. On Monday, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated, Wellington would independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in its 5G networks. The development…