US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust
The United States is delaying some restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S....
UK report finds technical risks in Huawei network gear
LONDON (AP) — British cybersecurity inspectors said Thursday they found significant technical issues in Chinese telecom supplier Huawei's software that pose risks for the country's mobile...
1 killed, 2 wounded in explosion in Nepal’s capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An explosion outside a telecommunication company in Nepal's capital killed one person and injured two others, police official said Saturday.
Australia’s TPG abandons mobile network plan over Huawei ban
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian company TPG Telecom said on Tuesday it had abandoned the rollout of what would have been the country's fourth mobile network because of a ban on Chinese giant Huawei, which would have been the main equipment vendor.
In light of the ban announced in August, "that upgrade path has now been blocked," TPG's statement said.
China’s Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe’s telecom market
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. dispute with China over a ban on tech giant Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company's biggest foreign market, where some countries are also starting to shun its network systems over data security concerns.
Some European governments and telecom companies are following the U.S.'s lead in questioning whether using Huawei for vital infrastructure for mobile networks could leave them exposed to snooping by the Chinese government.
Internet access via mobile phones starts for all Cubans
HAVANA (AP) — For the first time, average Cubans became eligible to sign up for internet service for their mobile phones Thursday, a development long awaited on the communist-ruled island.
Users began receiving text messages in the morning from the state telephone monopoly informing them that they can buy an internet access packages for 3G service.
New Zealand halts Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's international spy agency on Wednesday halted mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a "significant network security risk."
The action follows a ban in Australia, where the Chinese telecommunications giant was blocked in August from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns.
Ringing the changes: Dutch bike lock blocks rider’s phone
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A telecom company in the Netherlands has developed a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their phone.
An app opens the lock and simultaneously blocks the KPN cellular network, meaning that the cyclist's phone can only be used to call emergency services. Once the bike is locked using the app, the cellphone will work again.
UK court ruling gives guidance on tech patent rights
LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Wednesday that it can decide what mobile phone manufacturers should pay to use patented technology that is essential to make mobile networks function.
In a case that helps clarify how patents are handled in the telecoms industry, Justice Colin Birss ruled that neither of the parties in the case had made a "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory" offer and he provided a formula for how to set such fees.
Nokia in Q3 loss, sales drop amid networks downturn
HELSINKI (AP) — Mobile networks operator Nokia continued to be hit by a downturn in the industry, reporting a loss in the third quarter and a 12-percent drop in sales that saw the company's share price plunge 7 percent.
As it struggles against tough competition, the Finland-based company on Thursday reported a net loss of 125 million euros ($136 million), down from a profit a year earlier, on sales of 5.9 billion euros.
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