In The Spotlight
Chinese telecommunications vendor ZTE has vowed to protect its company and its employees and declared it would utilize all the tools at his disposal to ensure it continues to serve its operators, partners and suppliers despite the export ban issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Singapore telecommunications operator StarHub has announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Kaliaropoulos as its new CEO following an exhaustive and extensive global executive search. The incoming CEO will assume responsibilities from July 9th according to an official press release which was issued by StarHub.
Infomedia CEO, Michael Tomlins has claimed that regulation and industry maturity remain the key challenges preventing the mobile payments sector from scaling. Telecom Review Asia Pacific managed to secure an exclusive interview with the CEO of the UK-based firm in an effort to understand and explore some of the major trends that are emerging within the mobile payments industry. Tomlin outlined the company’s vision for the MENA and APAC regions and offered some predictions on how the market will evolve.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable the national cadre in ICT and promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector to push the growth and development of the kingdom, and achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan 2020.
Vodafone New Zealand has rejected the charges that have been filed against them by the country’s regulator. The Commerce Commission has alleged that the telecommunications colossus had engaged in ‘false and misleading conduct’ in relation to its FibreX broadband service.
United States President Donald Trump is imposing $50-$60 billion of annual tariffs on products imported from China ranging from consumer goods to electronics. The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was reportedly instructed by the President to publish a list of products that will be affected. China has responded with $3 billion in targeted tariffs.
Chinese telecommunications carrier China Telecom appears to be a likely candidate to fill the role as the Philippines’ third mobile operator. The state-owned company published promising financial results for 2017 on March 28, with operating revenues up 3.9 percent year-on-year to reach 366.2 billion yuan. China Telecom CEO said the company is “further understanding and communicating” on the deal.
Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH), a subsidiary of Etisalat Services Holding, hosted the seventh GSMA Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS#7) in Dubai from March 19-22, featuring keynote speakers and an update from the GSMA Technology Group on industry-wide issues affecting all GSMA work. Emirates Data Clearing House General Manager, Nasser Salim, encouraged attendees to collaborate and “take steps to improve our industry.”