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#181 amor de cosmos

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 08:19 AM

China's investment in 5G technology is expected to exceed one trillion yuan ($145 billion) in the next five years, driving the total economic output to more than 10 trillion yuan, People's Daily reported on Wednesday.

China is projected to invest $184 billion on 5G by 2025, accounting for 49.73 percent of Asian mobile operators' $370 billion investment in 5G networks building between 2018 and 2025, according to a report The Mobile Economy Asia Pacific 2019 by Global System for Mobile Communications Alliance (GSMA).

China is currently testing 5G across all major cities and provinces ahead of commercial launches next year and it is forecast that 28 percent of the country's mobile connections will be running on 5G networks by 2025, accounting for about a third of all 5G connections globally by this point, the report said.

China's telecom operators are projected to invest more than 220 billion yuan on 5G equipment and the expenditure on 5G equipment by all industries is expected to surpass 54 billion yuan in 2020, according to a white paper on 5G's economic and social impact by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).

The information consumption driven by 5G commercialization in the country will exceed 8 trillion yuan from 2020 to 2025, directly driving the total economic output to 10.6 trillion yuan, said Liu Duo, president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.


Defense Department employees have procured thousands of printers, cameras and computers that carry known cybersecurity risks, and the practice may be continuing, according to an audit released Tuesday by the Pentagon’s inspector general.

More than 9,000 commercially available information technology products bought in fiscal 2018 could be used to spy on or hack U.S. military personnel and facilities, the report said. Without fixing oversight of such purchases, more risks lie ahead, potentially including perils for top-dollar weapons that use such “commercial-off-the-shelf” or COTS devices.

The auditors also wrote that the Pentagon has a pattern of buying products from companies such as Huawei, ZTE or Kaspersky Lab long after other federal agencies have identified the companies as posing cybersecurity risks and right up until the point that Congress outlaws purchases from the companies.

What’s more, the report said the department’s list of approved commercial products still includes some that can pose cyber-risks, including computers made by Lenovo Group, China’s largest computer manufacturer, whose products contain cyberespionage hardware and software, according to U.S. authorities.


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

Saudi Railway Company (SAR), the kingdom’s national railway agency, and Chinese technology firm Huawei have agreed to work together to transform Saudi Arabia’s railway sector.

The memorandum of understanding signed between the two companies calls for joint development efforts in the field of smart railway, a Huawei statement said.

Design and innovation initiatives will include “the application of next generation railway wireless network, internet of things, artificial intelligence, cloud services and 5G across SAR’s railway network.”

SAR invited consultancy firms to bid by August for the contract to review and update the railway masterplan.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:41 AM

TORONTO — Canada’s view of Huawei is far different from that of the Trump administration, which sees the Chinese telecommunications giant as a potential security threat that U.S. companies and foreign governments should shun.

Despite concerns about Huawei’s links to China’s military and intelligence services, and despite the arrest of a top Huawei executive in Vancouver last year and fight of extradition to the U.S., the Chinese company will help expand high-speed internet access in Canada’s far north.

Critics say the move is part of China’s expanding presence in the polar region as it seeks a stake in the estimated $30 trillion in untapped resources in the Arctic Ocean.

Despite a strong pressure campaign from Washington, officials in Ottawa said last week that they were putting off a decision on whether to ban Huawei from participating in Canada’s next-generation 5G wireless networks.


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:00 AM

Canada's military doesn't see eye-to-eye with Canada's politicians, clearly.

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:18 AM

Turkey’s leading GSM operator Turkcell announced that it achieved the fastest mobile Internet speed via a smart phone in the world through 5G network.

Turkcell broke the world record by reaching 2.283 GBps speed in partnership with Ericsson telecommunications, said a written statement by Turkcell Tuesday.

The speed test was conducted on a 5G-enabled smart phone with the allocated 3.5GHz frequency using 1,000MHz bandwith.

Turkcell has been working on 5G technology for several years with the cooperation of GSM giants such as Huawei, Samsung, and Ericsson.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:05 AM

China's tech giant Huawei predicts that 5G networks will cover 58 percent of the world's population by 2025, and that intelligent domestic robots will serve 14 percent families, according to the company's Global Industry Vision 2025 report.

The report details 10 trends from 17 major industries that are shaping the future, including traffic management, retail sales, finance, and manufacturing.

"The intelligent world is close enough to touch," says the report. Apart from the wide use of 5G technology and intelligent domestic robots, by 2025 the percentage of companies using augmented or virtual reality technology will increase to 10 percent. The report also says that 97 percent of large companies will be using artificial intelligence in their services or operations.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:09 AM

Huawei has revealed their new operating system, HarmonyOS. It'll be an Android alternative for smart devices (TVs, watches, entertainment boxes, etc.), though Huawei has said they will transition their smartphones to the new OS should Google bar them from the Android platform.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:58 PM

Huawei has revealed their new operating system, HarmonyOS. It'll be an Android alternative for smart devices (TVs, watches, entertainment boxes, etc.), though Huawei has said they will transition their smartphones to the new OS should Google bar them from the Android platform.

This is all very well and good but Chinese salesmanship aside this is not as simple as Huawei would have consumers believe.


Quite aside from whatever security concerns may be at play, and while there’s no reason to doubt that Huawei can put HarmonyOS on a smartphone, the mere presence of an operating system doesn’t make a device usable, any more than the presence of a big tent guarantees a circus performance.


Without apps, HarmonyOS has virtually zip to offer. And despite Huawei announcing a billion-dollar investment in getting developers on board, those apps may be hard to come by.


Developers will be able to port Android apps over to HarmonyOS, but that process may not be worth it for many of them. The effort to make that come to fruition is both significant and substantial. Virtually every Android app writes to specific Android API's - so any code that touches cameras, fingerprint readers, AR cameras, microphones, proximity sensors, and even privacy and security standards - must be altered, which is no small feat. That in turn potentially makes HarmonyOS a very tough sell, especially given that smartphones aren’t its initial focus.


Internationally HarmonyOS will face the same problems that felled the Windows Phone and other aspiring Android and iOS alternatives: without apps, no one buys the devices. If no one owns the devices, developers don’t bother tailoring apps, so this is far from a slam dunk.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:44 PM

Microsoft, BlackBerry and Palm crashed and burned. Harmony will too.
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 07:31 AM

TAPACHULA, Mexico -- Huawei Technologies, China's largest telecommunications equipment maker, will invest $800 million to build a factory in Brazil by 2022 as the South American country plans to roll out its fifth-generation wireless network.

The plant will be located in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo, Gov. Joao Doria said on a visit to Shanghai, where he met with senior Huawei executives.

The factory is expected to make base stations, a crucial piece of wireless communications networks. Huawei ranks as one of the world's biggest suppliers of base stations alongside Sweden's Ericsson and Finland-based Nokia.

While the U.S. has urged nations to block the Chinese company from 5G network projects on security concerns, Brazil's government has indicated it will not follow Washington's line.

"There is no veto of Huawei in Brazil," Vice President Hamilton Mourao said in June.

President Jair Bolsonaro's administration appears more concerned about job creation than allegations that Huawei poses a risk of spying for China, Brazil's top trading partner.

Brazil will hold an auction next year for 5G spectrum. A senior Nokia executive recently told Reuters that the sale may be the world's biggest yet.


Huawei Technologies plans to lure gifted new recruits with “top-notch” salaries, as the world’s largest telecommunication equipment supplier moves to reinforce its army of researchers amid its struggles with a US trade ban. Shenzhen-based Huawei will hire 20 to 30 top talents from around the world this year in a bid to build up its “combat capabilities”, according to a widely-circulated email signed by company founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei.

“If you are the best of the best and you want to push the boundaries of science: we want you,” read a recruitment advertisement posted on its official WeChat account. Huawei is looking for people “who have made extraordinary achievements in mathematics, computer science, physics, materials science, chips, smart manufacturing, or chemistry – and who are hungry to become leaders in their fields.”

“Innovation is the core necessity to win future wars of technology and business, and talent is the key driver of technological innovation and business innovation. We will attract top talents with top challenges and top salaries,” said the corporate document.

According to Liu Chenglin, instructor of Zhong and deputy director of the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, it’s normal to see these students getting high salaries as artificial intelligence is a hot field in recent years that sees higher demand for quality talents. However, he is still amazed by what Huawei has offered, saying that it was rare to see fresh graduates gaining annual salary exceeding 1 million yuan.


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 07:51 PM

Yeah. No one is going to replace Android or iOS for a long time. at least not in the 'west'.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:50 PM

Russia is reportedly considering implementing 5G networks with 4.4-4.99 GHz bandwidth, which is used only in China and Japan. Industry insiders say Russia's choice of bandwidth may deepen the cooperation on 5G between China and Russia amid the U.S. crackdown on China's 5G technology.

Russia's Ministry of Telecommunications and Communications proposed considering the 4.4-4.99 GHz bandwidth for the implementation of 5G networks, according to the latest draft plan for 5G technology, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Monday.

The demand for equipment at frequencies of 4.4-4.99 GHz will be low since the frequencies are adopted only by China and Japan, making it possible to build 5G networks mainly with Russia's domestic equipment, said the plan.

Huawei manufactures equipment in the 4.8-4.9 GHz band for China Mobile, the Kommersant report said, citing Dmitry Konarev, a leading expert on Huawei wireless technologies in Russia.

"China can share its experience and provide technology to Russia on the construction of 5G networks," Zhang Hong, a research fellow at the Institute of Russian, Eastern European & Central Asian Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Tuesday.


Verizon has sued the City of Rochester, New York, in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines.

Verizon's lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of New York on Thursday, claims that the fees are higher than those allowed by federal law. As proof, Verizon points to a Federal Communications Commission preemption order from last year that attempts to limit the fees and aesthetic requirements cities and towns impose on carrier deployments. Rochester imposed its new fees in February of this year.

Verizon may have a good chance of winning its lawsuit if that FCC preemption order stands. But the FCC is being sued by cities from Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona, which claim that the preemption is illegal. (Cities from Florida, Colorado, Nevada, and New York also intervened in the lawsuit to support the case against the FCC.) The outcome of that case could affect the Verizon suit against Rochester and any similar lawsuits filed against cities in the future.


U.S. policymakers and business leaders have the opportunity to build the foundation for American preeminence in 6G technologies this year and next. Many of the challenges the United States is grappling with concerning 5G would have been avoidable with more prudent planning a decade ago. With decisive action today, the U.S. can ensure its status as the undisputed leader in wireless technology within 10 years. In doing so, it will lock in the ability to build secure 6G infrastructure with all the accompanying economic and national security benefits.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:57 AM

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou claim she was the target of a "covert criminal investigation" designed by Canadian and U.S. authorities to illegally detain and search the Huawei executive when she landed in Vancouver in December 2018.

The allegation is fleshed out in hundreds of pages of documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday in a bid for copies of correspondence between agencies during the crucial hours surrounding Meng's arrest after she arrived at Vancouver International Airport from Hong Kong on Dec.1.

The material includes video of the Huawei chief financial officer in the moments after she stepped off a Cathay Pacific flight and into a global dispute that continues to rock relations between Canada and China.

Meng's lawyers claim notes included in the documents suggest RCMP originally planned to arrest Meng on the plane, but decided to have the Canada Border Services Agency detain her instead in order to collect evidence at the direction of the Canadian Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.


While the Trump administration's war on Huawei may be largely fueled by evidence optional protectionism, that certainly doesn't mean Huawei is an ethical company. Like any good telecom and networking giant, it can routinely be found helping governments engage in behavior that's less than, say, moral. For example a damning report emerged this week in the Wall Street Journal (paywall, here's a non-paywalled video report and a fairly decent alternative take) showcasing how Huawei technicians have helped African leaders intercept encrypted transmissions of their political opponents:

"Technicians from the Chinese powerhouse have, in at least two cases, personally helped African governments spy on their political opponents, including intercepting their encrypted communications and social media, and using cell data to track their whereabouts, according to senior security officials working directly with the Huawei employees in these countries.


Londoners can now access ultrafast 5G broadband internet in their homes through routers made by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, after a major network upgrade from mobile operator Three.

Following the launch of Three's 5G home broadband in parts of the British capital, users can reap the benefits of the latest generation of network technology via the Huawei 5G CPE Pro Router.

There is no need for a landline to operate the router-residents simply need to connect the device to a power source and insert a micro SIM card.

"Three's 5G is going to revolutionize the home broadband experience," said Dave Dyson, chief executive of Three. "No more paying for landline rental, no more waiting for engineers, and even a same-day delivery option. It really is the straightforward plug and play broadband that customers have been waiting for. The ease and immediacy of it all means home broadband using 5G is going to be key to the future of the connected home."

The service is available in the London boroughs of Camden and Southwark. Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets will follow in the next few weeks.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 02:54 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell U.S. goods to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, three sources said, nearly two months after President Donald Trump said some sales would be allowed.

But the Trump administration has not yet granted any licenses for sales to the blacklisted company, said the people familiar with the process who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

The standstill coincides with mixed messages from Trump in the U.S.-China trade war, which have dimmed hopes for prompt decisions on license applications to sell to Huawei, the world’s top producer of telecoms equipment.

That has raised the specter of billions of dollars of lost sales for chipmakers, software companies and others in Huawei’s U.S. supply chain.

“Nobody in the executive branch knows what (Trump) wants and they’re all afraid to make a decision without knowing that,” said William Reinsch, a former Commerce department official.


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 02:22 PM

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Sputnik) - Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency and Huawei Consumer Business Group's branch that operates in Russia, Central Asia and countries in the Caucasus region, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).

The pact was inked by Rossiya Segodnya's head of international cooperation, Vasily Pushkov, and President of Huawei Consumer Business Group's Russia division Leo Lee.

"Huawei seeks to create a single ecosystem for the convenience of users around the world. We are pleased to offer our latest technological solutions to Russian users, and the signing of an agreement with Rossiya Segodnya is another step on the path to success", the president said.

The parties agreed to jointly implement initiatives in the field of technological development for the production and distribution of media content, including through the use of specialised mobile platforms.


Washington has repeatedly accused the Chinese tech giant of stealing technologies, as well as spying on its users under orders from Beijing, something that the company has vehemently denied. The US recently initiated a crackdown, banning Huawei from the American market.

Chinese tech giant Huawei has in a recent statement accused US authorities of using a number of "tools" in a bid to "disrupt the normal business operations" of the company and its partners. The tech giant argues that apart from typical "judicial and administrative powers", Washington has resorted to "a host of other unscrupulous means".

Most notably, among these "means" have been attempts to launch cyber-attacks against the company to "infiltrate [its] intranet and internal information systems" – a method of action that the US earlier claimed that Chinese companies were employing.

According to Huawei's statement, Washington didn't stop there and has also tried to "threaten, menace, coerce, entice, and incite" current and former employees of the company to force them work against their employer. The tech giant further accused American authorities of launching investigations against Huawei based on "false media reports" and pressing unfounded accusations, using "entrapment" or by "pretending to be Huawei employees", among other tricks.

"[The US has been] mobilising and conspiring with companies that work with Huawei, or have a business conflict with Huawei, to bring unsubstantiated accusations against the company […] Digging up old civil cases that have already been settled, and selectively launching criminal investigations or filing criminal charges against Huawei based on claims of technology theft", the statement read.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:14 PM



"Canada shouldn't extradite Meng" The article goes into a lengthy and historical reason why.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:04 AM

Border guards could not have legally arrested Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver’s airport last December, says a lawyer representing the Canadian government.

Meng’s lawyers argue that officers with the Canada Border Services Agency should have immediately executed a provisional arrest warrant instead of questioning her for three hours before the RCMP arrested her.

The Chinese tech giant’s chief financial officer was arrested Dec. 1, 2018, at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition on fraud charges linked to the alleged violation of sanctions against Iran.

Crown prosecutor Diba Majzub told a B.C. Supreme Court judge Tuesday that border officers are required by law to conduct an admissibility examination on all travellers entering Canada.

He said they aren’t legally empowered to arrest people under the Extradition Act and the Crown has provided 150 examples of cases in which border officers were involved but were not the ones to execute such warrants.

The RCMP Act specifically gives the Mounties the power to execute all warrants, Majzub added.


VANCOUVER — Canadian border guards mistakenly gave the RCMP passcodes to electronic devices belonging to Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou, a Crown prosecutor said Tuesday.

Officers with the Canada Border Services Agency questioned Meng for three hours at Vancouver's airport before the RCMP executed a provisional arrest warrant on Dec. 1, 2018.

Border officers seized Meng's cellphones, tablet and other devices and wrote down her passcodes on a piece of paper that they handed to the RCMP when she was arrested.

The border agency later realized it had made a mistake and told the RCMP the codes could not be used or shared because they'd been obtained during a CBSA examination, a Crown lawyer said.

"The fact of an error in the process is not an air of reality that the process was a sham," Diba Majzub told a British Columbia Supreme Court judge.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:53 AM

Buried underneath the blistering hype surrounding fifth-generation (5G) wireless is a quiet but growing consensus: the technology is being over-hyped, and early incarnations were rushed to market in a way that prioritized marketing over substance. That's not to say that 5G won't be a good thing when it arrives at scale several years from now, but early offerings have been almost comical in their shortcomings. AT&T has repeatedly lied about 5G availability by pretending its 4G network is 5G. Verizon has repeatedly hyped early non-standard launches that, when reviewers actually got to take a look, were found to be barely available.

There's a solid chasm between where carriers say they offer 5G, and where 5G is actually available. And there's every indication that mobile carriers are working overtime to make sure that chasm isn't obvious to consumers.

As the FCC finally buckles to pressure to fix the US's comically inaccurate broadband availability maps, both AT&T and Verizon are trying to ensure that 5G is excluded from these efforts. The FCC has been widely ridiculed for blindly relying on overly-generous ISP data indicating where wireless and wired broadband exists. The FCC has long declared that an entire census tract is technically "served" with broadband if just one home in that tract has service. After massive bipartisan political pressure, the FCC recently announced it would at least take a look at using more accurate geospatial data to pinpoint broadband availability.


(ECNS) -- China Mobile’s 5G network will cover nearly 6 million square meters in the newly opened Beijing Daxing International Airport, offering download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.

The telecom giant’s airport service center also makes use of smart technology to facilitate access to the ultra-fast mobile network through self-service devices that allow passengers to apply for all kinds of services easily and quickly.

It also offers international roaming services valid in 170 countries, with the lowest daily fee at 10 yuan ($1.4) and zero deposit. Family members or friends can enjoy other incentives.


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:12 AM

Huawei Technologies Co posted steady revenue growth during the first three quarters of this year on the back of its robust smartphone business, as the tech giant seemed to have shrugged off much of the impact from U.S. restrictions.

During the first three quarters of this year, the company generated a revenue of 610.8 billion yuan ($86 billion), up 24.4 percent year-on-year. The tech giant had earned revenue of 401.3 billion yuan during the first six months of the year, up 23.2 percent from the same period a year ago.

"The overall revenue is steadily growing. It is fair to say that the current trade uncertainties have not had much of an impact on Huawei's growth," said Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alliance, a telecom industry association.


Telecoms giant Huawei Technologies has been advancing steadily in Europe, its key 5G market outside China, in spite of a murky political climate. The company has signed more than 60 5G contracts worldwide, mostly in Europe.

The company has been maintaining steady growth in 5G, with more than 60 contracts and shipment of more than 400,000 base station modules, Huawei 5G Product Line President Yang Chaobin told a panel on Tuesday during the Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), which runs from Tuesday to Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland.

Europe has become the largest 5G market for Huawei outside China, where the company has 32 5G contracts, followed by the Middle East with 11 and the Asia-Pacific with 10, the senior executive said.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 06:26 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday.

Vincent Pang, senior vice president and board director at the company said some firms had expressed interest in both a long-term deal or a one-off transfer, declining to name or quantify the companies.

“There are some companies talking to us, but it would take a long journey to really finalize everything,” Pang explained on a visit to Washington this week. “They have shown interest,” he added, saying conversations are only a couple of weeks old and not at a detailed level yet.


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