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…

Trump meets Apple CEO Tim Cook ahead of imposing new trade tariffs on China

The new wave of tariffs which could go into effect from August 1, is likely to cover consumer electronics, including smartphones and tablets. With U.S. President Donald Trump deliberating whether to make good on his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining un-tariffed Chinese exports to the United States, Trump met Apple’s CEO Tim Cook…

Samsung Electronics prunes production midst falling market share in China

Samsung’s Chinese rivals have increased their respective market share at Samsung’s expense. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd stated it plans on pruning the production of its smartphones in China following a fall in market share. Domestic Chinese rivals have squeezed its share in China to less than 1%. The plan to reduce the output…

Taiwan’s Pegatron to sink upto $1 billion in Indonesian chip making factory for Apple

Pegatron is partnering with Indonesia’s PT Sat Nusapersada to produce chips for Apple smartphones. According to a statement by Indonesia’s deputy industry minister, Warsito Ignatius, Pegatron, a Taiwanese electronics company has signed a letter of intent stating it aims to invest $695 million to $1 billion (10 trillion to 15 trillion rupiah) in an Indonesian…

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…