FCC issues showcause notices to 3 state-controlled Chinese telecom firms

In a statement, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stated, it is mulling options which include the shutting down the U.S. operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications companies, due to potential national security risks. To this end, the FCC has issued show cause orders to China Unicom Americas, China Telecom Americas, and Pacific Networks Corp along…

Nissan to strategically downsize, shutdowns global HQ and R&D center upto May 10

On Tuesday, Nissan Motor Co stated, it would temporarily shutter its operations, including its global headquarter and other facilities in Japan, through early May. The step is aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus at its facilities. Nissan Motor said, it would reduce its operations to minimum level at its head office in Yokohama…

Multiple U.S. government agencies back revoking China Telecom’s ability to operate in U.S.

In a significant development, several agencies from the U.S. government including the Justice Department called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to revoke China Telecom (Americas) Corp’s ability to provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States. China Telecom is the U.S. subsidiary of a People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-owned telecommunications company.…

Colombia orders Uber to cease ride-hailing services citing violation of competition rules

Following a ruling by a judge that Uber’s ride hailing services in Colombia is in violation of competition rules, Colombia has ordered Uber to cease its ride-hailing operations in the country. The court order came in the wake of a lawsuit filed by COTECH SA against against Uber alleging that the U.S. company had the…

Renaul-Nissan-Mitsubishi reboots alliance eyeing emerging electric vehicle market

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi plan on appointing a general secretary at the helm of their alliance in order to reboot the partnership and boost operations. Renault is in the process of repairing its relationship with its Japanese partners following allegations of financial misconduct its earlier chairman. “This alliance executive will be key for coordinating and…

Indonesia’s ride hailing service Gojek to commence operations in Malaysia from Jan. 2020

Gojek’s proof-of-concept service will be used to measure the demand for ride-hailing sector in Malaysia for a period of 6 months. On Tuesday, in a statement, Anthony Loke Siew Fook Malaysia’s minister of Transportation stated, Kuala Lumpur will allow ride-hailing firms such as Indonesia’s Gojek to start operations in the country from January 2020. Gojek’s…