Huawei’s mobile equipment gradually being replaced with Nokia equivalent in EU

According to two sources close to the matter at hand, telecom operators Orange Belgium and Proximus plan on replacing Huawei’s mobile equipment in Belgium and Luxembourg with Nokia equivalent. The development comes with growing recognition of U.S. accusations that Huawei’s telecom gear could be used for economic and military espionage purposes by Beijing. Both Nokia…

Nokia’s wins multi-year contract from Bharti Airtel, lays foundation for 5G connectivity

On Tuesday, Nokia stated it has won a multi-year contract with Bharti Airtel, India’s third-largest telecom, to provide equipment and services. Nokia’s deal will essentially lay the foundation for providing 5G connectivity in the future for India, will see Nokia install and deploy nearly 300,000 radio network units across 9 circles in India. “This is…

One idiot moment can impact decades of due diligence

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide on whether the UK will allow China’s Huawei to participate in building the country’s critical 5G mobile infrastructure. The United States views Huawei as a company of particular concern and it sees Huawei’s participation in building a critical infrastructure as…

50 state attorney general to collaborate with telecom firms to combat unwanted calls

Robocalls have emerged as the single largest source of complaints to authorities. In a significant development, the attorneys general from 50 U.S. states as well as from the District of Columbia stated, they are joining forces with major U.S. telecommunications providers, including Comcast Corp, AT&T Inc, T-Mobile Us Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, and Sprint Corp…

Huawei’s telecom equipment carry serious significant risks: British government report

The report notes, “The evidence of sustained change is especially important as similar strongly worded commitments from Huawei in the past have not brought about any discernible improvements”. On Thursday, in a significant development, Britain has publicly chastised Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new…

Sweden to tighten telecom operation laws

Sweden aims to tighten telecom component suppliers and operators who don’t meet sufficiently high security standards. Anders Ygeman, Sweden’s minister for digital development stated, Stockholm wants to tighten regulatory requirement for telecom suppliers and operators. Sweden’s concerns comes in the midst of heightened concerns revolving around network security. “We want to be able to exclude…

ZTE’s controlling shareholders plan on selling upto 3% shares

Chinese telecom company ZTE Corp had been subject to U.S. sanctions. Its controlling state-owned controlling shareholder Zhongxingxin Telecom plan on selling as much as 2% of its shares once the stock has doubled its value. According to regulatory filing, the controlling stakeholders of China’s ZTE Corp’s plan to slash their stake, by as much as…

Chinese tech comes with risks attached: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo’s underscores and highlights the growing and significant risks to using Chinese technology given their connection to the Chinese state. On Friday, Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State of the United States of America highlighted the fact that the countries need to keep their “eyes wide open” on the risks of using Chinese technology…

New Zealand will independently asses risk of using Huawei’s 5G equipment

Dismissing reports that New Zealand will adopt Britain’s approach, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated, Wellington would independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in its 5G networks. On Monday, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated, Wellington would independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in its 5G networks. The development…