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European telecoms: crossed wires over Vodafone-Liberty deal – Financial Times

Nic Fildes in London April 22, 2018 Print this page The US telecoms market is dominated by four companies, China’s by three. But Europe’s fragmented industry still has more than 100 local players. The prospect of forging a European telecoms champion has been a dream for two decades of industry executives, billionaire investors and even the European Commission. While Europe’s ... Read More »

Taliban target telecoms in $3bn blow for Afghan leadership | Arab … – Arab News

KABUL: Taliban insurgents and criminal groups are targeting Afghanistan’s telecommunications network, raising the security threat in the country and putting an industry with an estimated $3 billion value under growing strain. Attacks by insurgents and criminals extorting money from private telecommunications firms have increased throughout the country. Raids have taken place in previously secure areas in northern and northeastern provinces ... Read More »

Taliban target telecoms in $3bn blow for Afghan leadership – Arab News

KABUL: Taliban insurgents and criminal groups are targeting Afghanistan’s telecommunications network, raising the security threat in the country and putting an industry with an estimated $3 billion value under growing strain. Attacks by insurgents and criminals extorting money from private telecommunications firms have increased throughout the country. Raids have taken place in previously secure areas in northern and northeastern provinces ... Read More »

Telecoms ZTE and Huawei to suffer heavy blow from US restrictions – Nikkei Asian Review

GUANGZHOU/WASHINGTON — Chinese telecommunications equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE are expected to suffer heavy blows to their operations as U.S. regulators tighten the leash on Chinese technology companies, citing concerns over security. New rules proposed on Tuesday would bar U.S. telecommunications companies that receive Federal Communications Commission subsidies from procuring products from foreign companies with security concerns. Targets have yet ... Read More »

China is being pushed out of US telecoms – MIT Technology Review

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with a plan intended to stop carriers from using Chinese hardware. The news: Bloomberg reports that the FCC has voted unanimously to bar telcos from using US federal subsidies to buy technology deemed a national security risk. Striking out at China: The move is aimed at Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE. Plus, on Monday, the US ... Read More »

China defiant after new US security regulations target telecoms firms – The Guardian

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Guardian China defiant after new US security regulations target telecoms firmsThe GuardianNew US regulations affecting Chinese technology companies have raised the stakes of an ongoing trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. After banning US companies from selling parts, software or services to mobile phone maker ZTE, US …US regulator backs new rules ... Read More »

Lawmakers Press USDA to Limit China's Telecoms Scope Amid National Security Threat – Washington Free Beacon

Share Tweet Email Getty Images BY: Natalie JohnsonFollow @nataliejohnsonnApril 17, 2018 12:30 pm A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to tighten restrictions on Chinese telecommunications providers and manufacturers accused of spying on behalf of President Xi Jinping’s communist party. In a letter sent Monday to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, 19 lawmakers urged ... Read More »