India’s Department of Telecommunications has formally announced that it is excluding Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE from participating in its 5G technology-based trials.
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ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that it has completed the industry’s first decoupling and interconnection test of ZTE’s ZENIC SDN controller with the carrier-grade CloudOS of China Mobile.
South Korean mobile operator SKT (SK Telecom) has released its list of 5G vendors and a surprise omission is Chinese telecommunications behemoth Huawei. The telecommunications incumbent in South Korea has selected European vendors Ericsson and Nokia along with Samsung as its 5G network equipment suppliers.
The CEO and founder of Australian network operator Boost Mobile Peter Adderton has called for the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) to reject the proposed merger deal between Vodafone Hutchinson and TPG Telecom.
Huawei became the first vendor to pass China's 5G standalone (SA) test. The test, which covers key core network technologies and service procedures, is the third phase of 5G R&D trial. The trial was organized by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group and conducted at the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The test constitutes an important part of the 5G R&D trial.
The Indian offshoot of Britain's Vodafone completed a merger with Idea Cellular to become the country's biggest mobile phone company with more than 400 million customers. The new $23 billion Vodafone Idea giant deposes Bharti Airtel - with its 350 million subscribers - as India's top mobile firm.
US President Donald Trump has warned US technology behemoth Apple to move its manufacturing operations back to the United States if it wants to avoid high tariffs on Chinese imports.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom have announced plans to merge in a deal worth $11bn in an effort to challenge telecommunications incumbent Telstra and Optus who are the predominant operators in the country.
China has announced that is currently considering a potential merger agreement between two of the country’s top three mobile operators. Bloomberg has reported that state-owned China Unicom and China Telecom may merge in an effort to accelerate 5G investment in its battle with the United States to be the first nation in the world to commercially deploy the technology.
Huawei Australia chairman John Lord has said that xenophobia was a factor in the decision taken by the Australian government to prohibit the Chinese vendor from playing a role in the development of 5G in the country.