All China articles – Page 2

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    People

    Former BT leaders split across UK-China divide

    2020-09-14T18:22:00Z

    Ex-BT CEO Ian Livingston expected to foster support for challenger vendors as UK transitions from reliance on Huawei equipment. Predecessor Sir Peter Bonfield charged with smoothing relationships between government and Chinese-funded chipmaker Imagination Technologies. Ex-Chairman Rake has been under fire as Huawei-apologist.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    Pompeo declares Álvarez-Pallete a US 5G ally

    2020-07-23T13:20:00Z

    Statements from US Secretary of State on Telefónica intentions appears to contradict ongoing Group commitments to working with Huawei.

  • Red benches house of lords
    Suppliers & SCM

    Lords pressures BT on Huawei human rights record

    2020-07-17T13:29:00Z

    Lords pushing to raise obligations of infrastructure owners to police the supply chain in a way that goes beyond current modern slavery legislation. Government recognised concerns as legitimate, but prioritising improving UK infrastructure rollout. Proposed amendments could put exclusion of Huawei from fixed infrastructure on a faster track than ...

  • Huawei - Touch Made Powerful
    Network & Infrastructure

    UK retreats in face of unrelenting US Huawei-NGN pressure

    2020-07-16T09:59:00Z

    Trump admin tactics force hand of NCSC on restricting Huawei in networks. Ability of UK security to assess and monitor Huawei deployments undermined when simultaneously trying to secure a threadbare alt supply chain. At least that’s the mainstream story.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    US forces UK hand on Huawei, Germany resists

    2020-07-07T14:38:00Z

    Reports that tightened US sanctions may be a game changer on Huawei security pave the way for a UK government U-turn on its approach to the vendor. In Germany, leaked DT contract details underline willingness of Huawei to hedge operator risks with stockpiled supplies and financial guarantees.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    Germany makes Huawei wait

    2020-06-26T14:57:00Z

    A decision on Chinese vendors’ involvement in German 5G deployment sees another delay, and is now (tentatively) expected for September 2020. Huawei security concerns remain central to opposition, with operators forced to make hedge their bets in the meantime.

  • vfw185-9-vodafone-huawei-uk
    Suppliers & SCM

    Rebel MPs push for Huawei ban

    2020-04-24T11:10:55.067Z

    Attempt to kick out Huawei from UK infrastructure within three years fails to secure backing of Commons. Government considering tougher demands on HRVs to head off rebels, who are expected to return with reinforcements in the summer.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    BT pushed on Huawei rights record as rebel MPs call for ban

    2020-04-21T08:59:37.380Z

    Attempt to kick out Huawei from UK infrastructure within three years fails to secure backing of Commons. Government considering tougher demands on HRVs to head off rebels, who are expected to return with reinforcements in the summer. Ex-BT Chairman now lending his gravitas to Huawei as a senior advisor ...

  • vfw183-02-13-nick-read-vodafone
    Suppliers & SCM

    Vodafone’s Read perturbed as UK rations Huawei usage

    2020-03-06T14:31:00Z

    Industry looks set to be given three years to firewall Huawei, with potential 35% cap on High Risk Vendors. Security officials position the decision as largely a clarification and formalisation of current restrictions, but stringent caps could spark immediate change in industry security and procurement strategies. UK capex should ...

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    Network & Infrastructure

    O2 Germany heralds start of 5G era, rules in Huawei

    2020-02-18T12:37:00Z

    O2 Germany sees next decade as a growth phase following years of network build and integration. Outlines plans to start building 5G in five cities during 2020. Huawei and Nokia selected to build the 5G RAN, although the China-based vendor remains a political hot potato in Germany.

  • tfw140-05-23-huawei
    Public Affairs

    O2 dodges bullet as Huawei capped

    2020-02-18T12:37:00Z

    Industry looks set to be given three years to firewall Huawei, with potential 35% cap on High Risk Vendors. O2’s longstanding links with Ericsson and Nokia mean operating business avoids costly replacement programmes that major rivals must implement. Security officials position the decision as largely a clarification and formalisation ...

  • tfw140-03-wv-quectel
    Suppliers & SCM

    Telefónica certifies Quectel IoT module

    2020-02-18T02:31:00Z

    Telefónica Group awarded certification to an Internet of Things (IoT) module from Chinese supplier Quectel Wireless Solutions. 

  • dtw091-01-00b-nokia
    Suppliers & SCM

    Huawei crisis: leak points to Deutsche Telekom Group exposure fears

    2020-02-12T16:38:00Z

    Likely Huawei restrictions reportedly prompt DT to turn back to Nokia as 5G player. Finnish vendor said to have come under pressure for quality improvements.

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    Public Affairs

    BT carries burden as Huawei compromise reached

    Industry looks set to be given three years to firewall Huawei, with potential 35% cap on High Risk Vendors. Security officials position the decision as largely a clarification and formalisation of current restrictions, but potentially stringent caps will spark immediate change in industry security and procurement strategies. UK capex ...

  • Padlock chain
    Public Affairs

    Telekom Deutschland 5G contracts frozen until geopolitical thaw

    2020-01-23T11:59:00Z

    5G equipment contracts put on hold due to “unclear political situation”. Chancellor Merkel makes industry wait for political clarity.

  • Padlock with key
    Public Affairs

    BT keeps up Huawei defence

    2019-07-18T00:00:00Z

    As signs suggest that UK operators may proceed with caution on limited Huawei deployments, BT has warned that an outright ban would have a severe impact on 5G progress.

  • Vodacom Group looking to spread risk in terms of supplier relations
    Suppliers & SCM

    Vodacom Group spreads supply to mitigate US-China fall-out

    2019-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Political storm spreading beyond Vodafone’s European homeland.

  • TATA Communications board, The Future Telco, at DTW19
    Partnerships & Alliances

    Google and telco: a beautiful budding relationship

    2019-07-11T00:11:00Z

    Web services giant gees-up operator audience, stressing their go-to-market strength. Opportunities highlighted across network, IT, and services.

  • Huawei Twister Duo, UAE, 2013
    Public Affairs

    DT keeps head down but Huawei problem not going away

    2019-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Deutsche Telekom (DT) senior executives kept a low profile as the US-led political furore surrounding Huawei Technologies intensified. American President Donald Trump maintained a clear message to US allies that it will limit intelligence-sharing with them if they allow Huawei to supply 5G networks.

  • Huawei Twister Duo Plane
    Suppliers & SCM

    Vodafone in Huawei corner as trade war roughs up

    2019-05-01T12:28:00Z

    Group continues to jump to Huawei’s defence. Vodafone backs research showing pitfalls of restricting Chinese supplier. OpCos face smartphone disruption as Google suspends business with Huawei. Prague Proposals imply Huawei is a potential 5G security risk.