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5G is still a race to sell data

India, Jan. 15 -- 5G is still in a holding pattern. Users and operators are waiting for new apps and use cases to drive usage. That's true even in northeast Asia, where China has more than 200 milli... Read More


In a first, Hong Kong telcos cut off website under new security law

India, Jan. 14 -- for the first time they are blocking a website on security grounds. The order to limit access to a local website that documents police abuses was made under the contentious National... Read More


Rakuten employee arrested over alleged theft of SoftBank 5G secrets

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 -- A legal battle between two of Japan's highest-profile tech entrepreneurs potentially looms following the arrest of a Rakuten Mobile employee over the alleged theft of sensitive So... Read More


Tight chip supply chain threatens smartphone recovery

India, Jan. 11 -- After a calamitous 2020, the handset industry is looking to bounce back in 2021. The good news is that demand is surging; the downside is the supply chain will struggle to keep pace... Read More


China tried to punish EU nations for Huawei bans report

India, Jan. 8 -- In another sign that 2021 may not be so different from 2020, Huawei is already dominating the news cycle. So far this year the big vendor has offered to advise the Australian governm... Read More


China 5G still immature, says think tank

TOKYO, Jan. 7 -- The next two to three years are critical for China's ambitions to become a global leader in 5G, according to a leading think tank. The state-backed China Academy of Information and C... Read More


China regulators target Alibaba as Jack Ma goes missing

DUBLIN, Jan. 5 -- Five days in and already 2021 is getting weird. We have just learnt that Ericsson CEO Brje Ekholm is lobbying the Swedish government to lift the proposed 5G ban on Huawei and ZTE. ... Read More


Chinese operators struck off New York exchange

India, Jan. 4 -- In the latest US blow to the China tech sector, the three state-owned operators have been struck off the New York Stock Exchange. The exchange announced on December 31 that the three... Read More


Asia's 2020: Covid, Huawei and O-RAN

India, Dec. 30 -- It was the year of the pandemic, but it was also the year 5G landed, Huawei lost its US chip supply and industry began turning to open RAN. Broadband and mobile networks became an e... Read More


What's in store for Huawei in 2021?

India, Dec. 29 -- For Huawei, 2020 was an even more bruising year than 2019. The no. 1 vendor lost access not just to US components but to anything built with US-sourced equipment, threatening a larg... Read More