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…

US Congress pass bill to protect customer data

Written on Monday, 17 December 2018 07:54
Fifteen Democratic senators have proposed a new bill for protecting online information. The Data Care Act creates new rules around how companies handle the data of customers. Data collectors would be required to ‘reasonably secure’ information and to ‘not use individual identifying data in ways that harm users’. It requires data collectors to give adequate notice to consumers about breaches of sensitive information. If data collectors share or sell data with a third party, it would give the FTC the…

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.
Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute today launched the industry's first hybrid indoor radio solution with location services to meet 5G connectivity demands inside busy large buildings such as business campuses and shopping malls. The jointly developed 5G hybrid distributed indoor system is aimed at lowering operators' deployment costs.

Swedish university hosts 5G launch

Written on Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:34
The first 5G network was jointly switched on by Telia and Ericsson at KTH the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm this week, ahead of plans to launch fifth generation wireless across Sweden in 2020.
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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