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US indictments against Huawei a step towards splitting the world’s telecoms industry in two

The US indictments against Huawei Technologies for violating US sanctions against Iran and stealing trade secrets are seen as the latest steps that could potentially push the world into two distinct camps when it comes to the telecommunications industry. If Huawei is blocked from providing network equipment to the US and its allies, there is a danger of a split in ... Read More »

UK telecoms group BT delivers vigorous earnings growth

Gavin Patterson has signed off as chief executive of BT with a better than forecast set of third quarter figures. Philip Jansen, the former Worldpay chief executive, will formally replace Mr Patterson on Friday. The change in leadership has been a long time coming with Mr Patterson sacked last summer but agreeing to stay on to lead the first part ... Read More »

Facebook can't seem to keep itself out of trouble – Telecoms.com

Facebook has apparently been paying customers $20 each to trade away their privacy to install a VPN which analyses usage, sidestepping Apple’s App Store policies. The research initiative is similar to Onavo Protect, which was effectively banned by Apple last year, rewarding teenagers and adults to download the app to give the social media giant root access to network traffic ... Read More »

US indictments against Huawei a step towards splitting the world's telecoms industry in two

© REUTERS The US indictments against Huawei Technologies for violating US sanctions against Iran and stealing trade secrets are seen as the latest steps that could potentially push the world into two distinct camps when it comes to the telecommunications industry. If Huawei is blocked from providing network equipment to the US and its allies, there is a danger of a ... Read More »

Huawei: how the telecoms giant is seen around the world

Huawei’s status as a leading supplier of the backbone equipment for telecoms systems — mostly in developing markets — has given China an inside track for spearheading fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology. More US charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei have cranked up tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, but the company is already facing obstructions around the world over ... Read More »

Swiss University ZHAW and Telecoms Firm Swisscom Develop E-Signature for Smart Contracts

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and major telecoms firm Swisscom have developed an integrated, certified e-signature to legally authenticate blockchain-powered smart contracts. The news was reported by Swiss financial news outlet Cash today, Jan. 29. According to the report, a prototype for an Ethereum (ETH)-based smart contract was created by an interdisciplinary team of lawyers and engineers from ... Read More »

Danish telecoms sector sets out 12 cyber-security initiatives as part of broader national scheme

The Danish government has announced strategies to tackle cyber-attacks in six essential sectors, namely health, finance, transport, maritime activities, energy and telecoms. This is because the most recent threat assessment from the Danish Centre for Cyber Security describes the threat of cyber-espionage and cybercrime as “very high”. The telecoms sector has agreed on twelve initiatives under its own strategy. Claus Hjort ... Read More »