Huawei watching coronavirus outbreak, could attend Mobile World Congress

On Wednesday, Huawei Technologies stated, it aims to hold events around the forthcoming Mobile World Congress despite the coronavirus outbreak. The telecoms industry event draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona. “We are keeping a close eye on matters and having to internally adjust accordingly and responsibly,” said Huawei’s spokesman after South Korea’s LG Electronics…

Norway selects Ericsson for building 5G network

On Friday, Telenor stated, it has selected Ericsson for creating its fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in Norway. The development comes in the wake of intelligence reports from across the globe that China’s Huawei could potentially pose an espionage threat. Recently Norwegian security services had also warned against espionage threats arising from Huawei. “Ericsson will modernize…

France’s 5G spectrum auction to have a base price of $2.4 billion: Junior Economy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher

Frances’s 5G spectrum is slated to be sold with a base price of $2.4 billion (2.17 billion euros) – an amount that is significantly more than the figure that was previously recommended by the country’s telecoms regulator Arcep. Earlier last week, wary of heavy investments that will be required for deploying 5G technology, Arcep’s president…

Whitefly held responsible for last year’s cyberattack on Singapore

Whitefly is a state-sponsored espionage group that has been very active in Singapore and has actively targeted its engineering, healthcare, telecoms and media sectors. According to a statement from Symantec Corp, the worst ever cyberattack suffered by Singapore, which saw the personal information of more than 1.5 million people stolen including that of the Prime…

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…

SAP to expand margins after closure of Qualtrics deal

SAP’s CFO, Luka Mucic stated, the German business software firm will be able to scale up growth and profitability at Qualtrics. On Friday, SAP’s Chief Financial Officer, Luka Mucic stated, the German business software company expects its margins to continue to expand despite its $8 billion acquisition of U.S. online consumer sentiment tracking company Qualtrics.…