Vodafone launches limited 5G services in 20 German cities and towns

Vodafone is following a dual vendor strategy for its 5G networks; given its security concerns consumer data could probably be at stake especially if it is routed through Chinese servers. On Tuesday, Vodafone stated it was launching 5G services in Germany. The development sees Vodafone offering cheaper deals than industry leader Deutsche Telekom; its services…

U.S. companies can sell non-blacklisted items to Huawei: U.S. Commerce Department

According to the U.S. Commerce Department, general merchandise with no “national security influences or consequences” can be sold to Huawei, which continues to remain in the Entity List. In a significant development, the U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stated, the U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell goods to China’s Huawei where…

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…

TSMC’s semiconductor shipments to Huawei not affected by U.S ban

TSMC, formally known as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, is the world’s biggest contract chip manufacturer. On Thursday, TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, stated, its shipments to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd have not been affected by U.S. regulatory trade action against the Chinese telecom maker. These comments was made by TSMC’s spokeswoman Elizabeth Sun…

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…