Beijing: China has asked the Canadian government to release telecom company Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ahead of a court ruling on the Chinese executive's extradition to the US on Wednesday. Meng, 48, who is deputy chair of the Chinese company's board and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in Vancouver in December 2018 on the US's charges of bank fraud. She is also accused of misleading investment bank HSBC Holdings of her company's dealings with the Iran government, which the US had sanctioned. Meng is fighting extradition to the US. Meng's arrest had stunned China, considering the iconic status of Huawei which is the Asian powerhouse's largest private company. The US has banned using Huawei products and technology in its telecom network -- citing safety concerns. Following Meng's arrest, China detained two Canadians, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor in an act widely seen as retaliation. On paper, they were … [Read more...] about China demands Huawei CFO’s release ahead of Canadian court’s ruling on her extradition to the US
"Huawei has been very innovative at coming up with the smallest and lightest 5G equipment, meaning the operators can sometimes just use a cherry picker to hook it onto existing mast infrastructure. Some of the others' is heavier and bulkier, which can require more in terms of getting planning consent and road closures," Matthew Howett of Assembly told the BBC. … [Read more...] about Full-Fibre Fallout: How Much Could Possible UK Gov’t Phase-Out Of Huawei Cost Britain’s IT, 5G Edge?
Huawei Malaysia has introduced Huawei ASEAN Academy, a training module to empower digital talent in the region. The company aims to train 50,000 people over the next five years. The academy will provide more than 3,000 ICT courses involving 100 skilled trainers, as per the company. The academy’s ICT training programs and courses are designed to target government bodies, industry professionals and university students. It will implement educational methods namely scenario-based and online live training, and also overseas study tours. Based on the industry requirements, the academy aims to address the pain points of talent gap within the three core pillars which are ICT industry trend guidance, ecosystem talent enablement and skill improvement. “The Huawei ASEAN Academy in Malaysia is the first in Asia Pacific region which plays an important role in ICT development towards digital economic growth. It is more than ever, to nurture and develop local talent to ensure that they … [Read more...] about Huawei launches ASEAN Academy training module in Malaysia
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has reportedly increased orders for MediaTek chips by 300 per cent this year from the previous year. This comes after Huawei's ban to do business with US companies was extended for another year, and the US Commerce Department announced new rules which severely limits Huawei's access to chipsets, reports GizmoChina. As part of new trade sanctions, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will no longer be allowed to supply components to Huawei. Huawei has also previously worked with third-party mobile chip suppliers, but the previous share is small and the number of chips it has purchased abroad will grow significantly this year, especially for MediaTek, the world's second-largest supplier of mobile phone chips after Qualcomm. The Chinese smartphone maker is expected to use the Taiwanese chipmaker's 5G chipsets in is mid as well as high-end handsets. Previously, it only used MediaTek 4G chips in its low and mid-range segments. Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Huawei’s order for MediaTek chips up 300% this year: Report
"Swedish legislation is not aimed at a particular company or country. There will be a lot of different components in the structure of the 5G network just like in the structure of the 4G network, including all the major world suppliers. Then the operators must be able to show that they are safe and reliable," Ygeman said in the report. … [Read more...] about Swedish digital minister sees no problem in Huawei used in 5G: report
The privacy breach lasted for 12 days, ending on September 25. During that time, around 1,500 third-party applications had access to photos shared on Facebook Marketplace or Facebook Stories, but also to pictures that user uploaded to their accounts but did not post. … [Read more...] about Facebook ‘sorry’ after new bug exposes millions of photos