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…

Australia’s TPG Telecom discontinues sourcing of telecom equipment from Huawei

Telecom operators are designing 5G systems based on either Ericsson’s technology or that of Nokia Oyj. On Tuesday, Australia’s nascent network TPG Telecom Ltd stated, it would abandoned building its mobile telephone network which relied heavily on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for equipment since the Australian government has banned Huawei on security grounds. Across the…

France brings in bill amendments aimed at China’s Huawei Technologies

Despite facing international pressure on its business, Huawei has managed to secure 30 contracts to supply 5G equipment; it has already shipped 25,000 5G base stations. As per a report by French newspaper Les Echos, France is weighing its option for introducing a bill amendment so as to empower its defense and security institutions to…

SpaceX launches 1st U.S. military navigational satellite

The launch is huge for SpaceX since it marks its first ever national security space mission for the United States. In what is possibly a milestone in SpaceX’s corporate history, Elon Musk’s privately held rocket company has blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite, marking the launch as…

Huawei and ZTE hardware and software pose security threats: Czech cyber watchdog

Huawei is facing strong headwinds from perceived national security threats from nations around the world due to its close proximity to China’s ruling Communist Party. Nations around the world have concerns that these close ties could enable China to easily snoop around and gather intelligence using Huawei and ZTE hardware and/or software. In a significant…