U.S. delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

Business May 22, 2019

U.S. 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. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment. The Trump administration insists ...

Japan plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers as 5G era nears

National May 15, 2019

Japan plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers as 5G era nears

The communications ministry plans to create for assignment some 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers starting with the code "020." With the commercialization of fifth-generation, or 5G, superfast mobile communications fast approaching, 11-digit numbers are expected to run out as early as fiscal 2022. The plan to ...

Tariff war looks to threaten Beijing's global economic ambitions

Business May 13, 2019

Tariff war looks to threaten Beijing's global economic ambitions

China's intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing's ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. The United States is a vital customer and source of technology for Chinese makers of electronics, medical equipment and other high-tech exports — ...

U.K. defense secretary fired over Huawei leaks

Business May 2, 2019

U.K. defense secretary fired over Huawei leaks

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was summarily fired Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei. In a letter to Williamson, Prime Minister Theresa May said she "can no longer have full confidence" in Williamson in the ...

CIA says spies fund Huawei: newspaper

Business / Tech Apr 20, 2019

CIA says spies fund Huawei: newspaper

U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West. The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding from China's National Security Commission, ...