Ericsson and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have announced that Ericsson’s Core Network as a Service solution is now live, supporting connectivity services across multiple markets served by Panasonic. Ericsson’s Core Network as a Service solution will help Panasonic and its subsidiary AeroMobile, a global GSMA telecoms operator, provide data, voice and messaging services to the millions of airline passengers that use these services in-flight. The collaboration between Ericsson, Panasonic and AeroMobile started in 2016. It is now fully operational and…

Germany bans the sale of iPhones

Written on Friday, 21 December 2018 07:20
A German court ruled in favor of US chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany. This marks a second major win for Qualcomm in a month after a court in China on December 10 ordered a prohibition on iPhone sales over a separate patent dispute there.
Huawei’s rotating chairman Ken Hu has pleaded with the governments of countries who have banned the Chinese telecommunications behemoth from becoming involved in the rollout of 5G networks, to produce evidence that implicates Huawei as a serious security threat. Huawei’s CEO robustly defended its security record and expressed his disappointment that countries banned the Chinese vendor before affording them the opportunity to engage in dialogue which would’ve allowed them to take action, or respond to the allegations that it was…
Nokia made Telenor Group's key cloud core supplier in Scandinavia to drive network efficiency after it simplified the telecom operator's Asian hub networks. Deployment in Denmark, Norway and Sweden will enable new capabilities in service agility, scalability, automation and network slicing as Telenor evolves toward 5G. Telenor will leverage Nokia AirFrame data center and Cloud Packet Core solutions, Nuage Networks SDN technologies, CloudBand Management and Orchestration Software and third-party security solutions Nokia is to provide program management, deployment, integration, migration…

Experts claim Huawei suspicions are unfounded

Written on Thursday, 20 December 2018 08:27
A top German IT watchdog has refuted claims that Huawei could be using their equipment to spy for Beijing. Head of Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Arne Schoenbohm has spoken skeptically of the boycott, after the agency examined Huawei equipment and was unable to uncover any ‘reliable findings’ to support espionage claims. BSI experts - who oversee computer and communications security for Germany -believe the lack of evidence is not enough to warrant a global ban. "For such…

Chinese telecom provider loses major European contract

Written on Monday, 17 December 2018 06:28
The Chinese telecom company will cease to maintain mobile operator O2’s network in Germany – a subsidiary of Spain’s Telefonica – as of next year.

Huawei executive granted bail

Written on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:52
Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, has been released on Can$10 million bail by a Canadian court. The Chinese telecom executive faces a US extradition bid on charges related to alleged violations of Iran sanctions. She was ordered to surrender her passport and will be subjected to electronic monitoring whilst she stays in Vancouver. Her lawyer said she was not deemed a flight risk, as she did not want to ‘embarrass China.’ The daughter of Huawei’s founder, Meng…

Qualcomm wins court injunction against Apple in China

Written on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:18
The chipmaker has won a preliminary injunction that would ban the sale and import of Apple’s recent iPhone models in China, including the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The court ruled that Apple is violating software patents held by Qualcomm that are specifically related to resizing pictures and managing applications. Qualcomm has accused Apple of ‘stealing’ Qualcomm’s source code to share with rival modem supplier Intel, and that the American phone…
Chinese media outlets have launched a scathing attack on the United States for its role in the arrest and subsequent detainment of Huawei’s CFO in Vancouver earlier this week.

Japanese government bans Huawei and ZTE products

Written on Monday, 10 December 2018 07:54
The Japanese government has announced that it will ban telecommunications equipment manufactured by Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE amidst fears about cybersecurity.

Huawei caves in to UK 5G demands

Written on Monday, 10 December 2018 07:18
Huawei has pledged $2bn to overhaul its equipment and software in a bid to ease growing security fears.
The CFO at Chinese telecommunications behemoth Huawei has been arrested and detained in Canada, in a move that has been met with vehement criticism amongst authorities in Beijing, who have called for her immediate release.
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