Huawei 5G gets first foothold in Asia through Thailand

Thailand is more sensitive about the price of setting up its 5G networks than its national security. On Friday, despite calls from the United States to to its allies to bar China’s Huawei Technologies from building next generation mobile networks, Thailand launched a test bed for the Chinese telecom giant. Huawei is facing growing pressure…

Boeing makes significant, undisclosed, investment in supersonic business jet developer Aerion

Boeing’s investment aims to tap growing high-end demand for air travel that slashes travel time. In a filing, Boeing Co has disclosed, it has made a significant investment in Aerion, a supersonic business jet developer. The development comes in the wake of Boeing, the world’s largest planemaker looking to tap increasing demand for high-end aircraft…

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power to expand into manufacturing of solar panels

ACWA Power’s plan has multiple sweet points given that it is aligned with Riyadh’s goal to diversify its economy and wean its economy away from just oil exports. In a development that places the development of power and water plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s bid to develop its renewable power industry, Riyadh-based ACWA…

China’s electric vehicle policy will make it global automotive powerhouse

With Beijing’s policymakers and regulators intent on transitioning from fossil fuel powered vehicles to more electric vehicles, China is set to become the automotive powerhouses in the world. In a development aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, automakers from across the globe are planning a $300 billion surge in their spending on electric…

Apple collaborates with Chinese telecoms to counter spam and fake calls

Unable to match tariff for tariff hikes with the United States, China is increasing its scrutiny of business dealings of U.S. entities in the country. On Thursday, China’s News Service stated, Apple Inc is collaborating with Chinese telecom companies in order to bring down the levels of spam it receives through its messaging service. The…

Cisco close to acquiring telecommunications software provider BroadSoft: sources

If the deal goes through it will not only be Cisco’s second biggest acquisition this year but will also strengthen its foothold in the telecommunications market as well as diversify its offerings and services. As per a source familiar with the matter at hand, Cisco Systems Inc, the world’s biggest manufacturer of networking gear is…