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Friday, June 28, 2019

Nokia warns UK over using Huawei's Telecoms Kit in 5G race


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Nokia warns the UK that it should not allow Chinese tech firm Huawei to deploy its equipment in the country. Pointing to the vulnerabilities in Huawei's telecoms kit, the Finnish company warned that Huawei's 5G telecoms kit could pose a threat to the 5G network, reports BBC.

Nokia recently revealed that the company has received more than 30 commercial contracts during the 5G race. At the same time, Chinese next-generation equipment supplier Huawei ranked top achieving the 50 commercial contracts of 5G worldwide. Besides Nokia, Ericsson is also leading in 5G development and has managed to obtain 18 contracts.

According to the BBC report published on June 28, Nokia's Chief technology officer Marcus Weldon said: "the pressure from the US was serving as a counterbalance to unfair financial advantages that Huawei had enjoyed in the past".

In a conversation with the BBC, Mr. Marcus Weldon further stated that "It's fairness returning to the market".

This is the first time we have seen Nokia slamming the Chinese firm Huawei, claiming that Huawei's telecoms kit come with vulnerabilities. At the same time, Nokia also claims that its equipment is "a safer bet" for mobile operators.

Earlier, the US government also warned the UK over deploying Huawei's equipment in the construction of the 5G network but, the warning went unconstructive, as the Europen country did not restrict the company from participating in the UK's 5G development.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Redmi & Black Shark are working on 5G phones, expected to be released next year

Redmi Black Shark 5G

Redmi and Black Shark, sub-brands of Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, revealed that both teams are working hard to develop its own 5G smartphones, which are said to be available at affordable prices in Europe and China, reports GSMArena.

Lu Weibing, General Manager of Redmi, said at the MWC summit in Shanghai that the two countries will soon be able to enjoy 5G-connected smartphones. He posted the event details on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo to confirm that the company will provide 5G phones in China with a price of 2,000 yuan (about INR 20115 / 255 euros).

Many telecom companies and smartphone manufacturers seem to be running in a 5G rush. Huawei, Nokia and Samsung are among the smartphone makers preparing to launch 5G devices. Some companies are all set to announce the launch date. However, Redmi and Black Shark have not commented on the release date.

While deeply reporting the facts, Chinese tech giants appear to be extremely interested in the 5G boom compared to other non-Chinese companies. Asus, on the other hand, is working too on the 5G phone. Motorola and HTC have also revealed their 5G devices, while Apple is expected to launch its first 5-connected phone next year.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Despite the US ban, Huawei obtained 50 5G commercial contracts worldwide

Huawei's 5G development

Huawei, China's multinational technology company and telecom equipment chain supplier has obtained 50 commercial 5G contracts worldwide. During the "5G is now" summit held in Shanghai, Huawei's managing director revealed that the company has achieved great success in the latest 5G development, reports

The company has successfully obtained 5G contracts in many countries including South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Finland. With more than 5G equipment shipments to 150,000 sets, the company has emerged as the world's biggest 5G equipment supplier.

Nokia and Ericsson have become the world's second and third largest 5G equipment suppliers after receiving 30 and 18 contracts respectively. Till now, HMD Global-owned company has obtained 30 contracts while Sweden-based company Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson has received 18 contracts making them to acheive notable positions after Huawei.

Recently, Huawei asked India to make a fair decision in its 5G trails. If the company wins 5G contract in India, it could trigger business controversies between the US and India.

The US is pressurizing other countries to comply with the US ban. US tech giants Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and other Hi-tech companies are restricted from selling US-made software and hardware to blocked companies. However, despite the US pressure and trade blacklisting, Huawei has gained the vast majority in the 5G development.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Huawei urges India to take 5G trials decision independently

Huawei 5G trails

Huawei, China's telecom leader has asked India to make "informed and independent decisions" on the 5G trials. The company has issued the statement days later when Indian telecom minister and a lawmaker, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India has some security issues over allowing Huawei to participate in 5G trials.

Since the Trump administration has blacklisted Huawei over the security issues, the United States has been expressing its interest in restricting the company in other countries. Huawei, however, is not yet ready to admit the US accusations, saying that it is not working under Chinese state security.

In response to the US ban, the company is working hard to participate in the 5G development initiated outside China. India has not yet made a final decision on whether it intends to restrict Huawei or allow it to participate in the upcoming 5G trails.

Huawei has urged India and other countries to take the decisions independently by addressing the security issues through a shred of evidence and fact-based approach, Economic Times reports.

In a statement to PTI, the company has also said that all countries must discuss and check cybersecurity risks with their respective networks. Once completed, fact-based evidence collected by the countries will help them make an independent decision regarding the security threats, said Huawei.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Realme to launch 5G smartphones in 2019, confirms Madhav Sheth

realme 5g

Soon after China granted the 5G commercial license to telecom giants, the Realme, a Chinese-based smartphone manufacturer announces the launch of 5G handsets globally which is going to roll out this year. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth informed about the 5G smartphone launch after meeting with the former Vice President of Oppo and Realme brand founder, Sky Li.

Vodafone carriers have already launched 5G networks in the UK and Italy, however, India is yet to switch to the 5G network. Huawei and MTS also announces to develop 5G network jointly while Realme will be among the world's first brands to launch 5G-enabled smartphones, Madhav Sheth claims.

Realme has not mentioned any specific dates and details about its upcoming 5G phone. However, it is believed that the company could launch 5G compatible devices by the end of 2019 or before February 2020. The company has not shared details about the countries where it will launch the first 5G handset. As the company is based on Shenzhen, therefore, it is expected that China will be the first country to enjoy Realme's 5G phones.

After the US-China trade war, China's leading brands and mobile operators are working on 5G technology. Facebook suspended App pre-installed on Huawei phones amid the tensions between Chinese and US hi-tech companies.

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Huawei and MTS signs a deal to develop 5G network

Huawei MTS 5G

The two leaders, Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the agreement, which will enable the Chinese multinational technology company Huawei to develop a 5G network in collaboration with the Russian mobile network operator MTS.

This action has been taken weeks after the Trump administration banned Huawei from deploying US high-tech equipments on its electronic products, however, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei rejected the US reports, claiming it is an independent company.

The agreement between the two countries was signed in Moscow. This deal will enable the both companies to work on the development of 5th generation network which is expected to be completed by 2019-2020.  Vodafone has already launched its 5G network in the UK, now Huawei and MTS's 5G network may be available in China by the two next years.

Guo Ping, the Deputy Chairman of Huawei said in a statement, he was "very happy" with the agreement "in an area of strategic importance like 5G". 

The decision taken by the two powerful countries may cause instabilites for Huawei, as it is not in a position to buy US hi-tech equipments required to develop 5G networks. As stated in the deal, Huawei and MTS will jointly develop the 5G network, so it will be easier for the said Chinese company to revolutionize the 5G network across the country.


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