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5G networks: Trump says US shouldn’t block technology

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he wants the US to become a technology leader through competition rather than by blocking others. Mr Trump said American firms must “step up their efforts, or get left behind”. He did not specifically mention China’s Huawei, though many interpreted the comments as Mr Trump taking a softer stance on the firm. The US has been pressuring allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from their future 5G mobile networks. Some governments have banned Huawei from supplying parts to their…

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Trump urges U.S. telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems

FILE PHOTO: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson shows U.S. President Donald Trump a model of how his company plans to install 5G networks in urban settings during in an event highlighting emerging technologies, in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on U.S. telecommunications companies to boost their work to build faster 5G wireless communications networks, saying they were lagging and at risk of being left behind other countries’ efforts. “American companies must…

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Banning Huawei from 5G would cause difficulties: T-Mobile Polska CEO

FILE PHOTO: A Huawei sign is pictured at a shop in Beijing, China January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo WARSAW (Reuters) – If Poland excludes Chinese tech giant Huawei from 5G development it would cause difficulties and possibly delay the network rollout, the chief executive of the Polish unit of T-Mobile said on Thursday. “If you exclude a market leader, and Huawei is a market leader in new technology, and knowing that you have almost all operators having Huawei equipment, this will bring some difficulties, this is clear. This could…

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Samsung announces folding phone with 5G at nearly $2,000

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a nearly $2,000 folding smartphone in a bid to top the technology of Apple Inc and Chinese rivals and reignite consumer interest amid slumping sales. The Galaxy Fold will go on sale on April 26 and take advantage of new and faster 5G mobile networks. The device looks similar to a conventional smartphone, but then opens like a book to reveal a display the size of a small tablet at 7.3 inches (18.5 cm). The device “answers skeptics who…

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Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G

Image copyright Samsung Image caption The Samsung Fold has a hinge built into it Samsung has unveiled a foldable smartphone – the Galaxy Fold – alongside its first 5G handset and three further Galaxy S10 mobiles. The Fold will go on sale in just over two months time, earlier than many expected. The Galaxy S10 5G features the firm’s biggest-ever non-folding phone display and promises faster data speeds when networks become available. The line-up also includes the introduction of a lower cost model. Samsung had previously acknowledged that the cost…

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Poland’s state operator seeks leading role in 5G launch

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland should form a consortium of private and state companies to develop 5G network infrastructure to ensure lower costs and better protection from security threats, the chief executive of Poland’s state-owned telecom group Exatel said. FILE PHOTO: A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo Along with other European countries Poland is rushing to keep pace with the installation of 5G services offering far faster data downloads, yet some implementation plans are being complicated by security…

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Germany still in talks on Huawei 5G network role, minister says

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s government is still in talks on whether China’s Huawei will be allowed to participate in building the country’s high-speed internet infrastructure, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday. The logo of Huawei Technologies is pictured atop the German headquarters of the Chinese telecommunications giant in Duesseldorf, Germany, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay Asked to comment on a Wall Street Journal report saying that a preliminary decision had been made by a group of relevant ministries to allow Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment,…

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Britain’s 5G network security review ongoing: PM May’s spokesman

FILE PHOTO: A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s review of its 5G network resilience is still ongoing, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after the Financial Times reported that security chiefs had concluded they could manage any risks arising from Huawei’s involvement. The FT said on Sunday that Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre had found that the risks arising from the use of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in…

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UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT

FILE PHOTO : A woman sits next to a salesperson at a Huawei shop in Bangkok, Thailand, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo (Reuters) – The British government has come to a conclusion that it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on.ft.com/2DLcuFG on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre. Huawei did respond to a request for comment on Sunday. Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; editing by David…

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It’s complicated, says Britain’s MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue

MUNICH (Reuters) – Britain should avoid relying on a monopoly provider of equipment in new 5G mobile networks, but there are no easy answers to concerns about using Chinese supplier Huawei, the chief of Britain’s foreign intelligence service said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3-D printed Huawei logo is seen in front of displayed 5G words in this illustration taken February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and U.S.-led allegations…

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