US may bar Huawei, ZTE from government subsidy programme

The US telecom regulator wants to classify the Chinese firms as national security risks, affecting rural US carriers. Rural telecom carriers in the United States could lose access to an $8.5bn government fund to purchase equipment or services from China‘s Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp, as the US telecommunications regulator plans to vote in November to designate them as national security risks. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also plans to propose requiring those carriers to remove and replace equipment from such designated companies, its officials said on Monday. At a meeting…

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CEO says Huawei willing to licence 5G know-how to US firm

CEO of embattled Chinese firm says he’s not afraid of creating a rival by licensing advanced mobile phone technology. Huawei Technologies founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said on Thursday the Chinese company is willing to license its 5G mobile technology to a firm in the United States, as it seeks to alleviate security concerns over its products. Ren told reporters he was not afraid of creating a rival by making Huawei’s technology available to competitors, and the offer could also include chip design know-how. Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms gear…

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US charges Chinese professor in latest shot at Huawei

Bo Mao is accused of committing wire fraud by allegedly helping Huawei steal technology from a Californian company. United States prosecutors have charged a Chinese professor with fraud for allegedly taking technology from a California company to benefit Huawei, in another shot at the embattled Chinese telecommunications equipment maker. Bo Mao was arrested in Texas on August 14 and released six days later on $100,000 bond after he consented to proceed with the case in New York, according to court documents. He pleaded not guilty in the US District Court…

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More than 130 US firms request licenses to sell to Huawei

No licences have been granted to US suppliers since the Chinese telecommunications giant was blacklisted in May. The United States Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell US goods to China‘s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, three sources said, nearly two months after President Donald Trump said some sales would be allowed. But the Trump administration has not yet granted any licences for sales to the blacklisted company, said the people familiar with the process, who spoke to the Reuters news agency on condition…

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Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

Huawei said its HarmonyOS – or HongMeng – would ‘bring more harmony and convenience to the world’. Chinese telecom giant Huawei has unveiled its own operating system, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions. Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business, told the company’s annual developer conference in the southern city of Dongguan on Friday that the new system – called HarmonyOS or HongMeng in Chinese – would “bring more harmony and convenience to the world”. The highly-anticipated software is considered…

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Is Huawei bracing for a drop in overseas smartphone sales?

Huawei aims to grab as much as half of the Chinese smartphone market to offset the overseas decline, sources say. Huawei Technologies Co. is preparing for a 40% to 60% drop in international smartphone shipments as the Trump administration’s blacklisting hammers one of the Chinese tech giant’s most important businesses. China’s largest technology company is crunching internal estimates and exploring options including pulling the latest model of its marquee overseas label, the Honor 20, people familiar with the matter say. The device begins selling in parts of Europe June 21…

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Some big tech firms cut employees’ access to Huawei: Reuters

Analysts say the new restrictions could slow down the rollout of high-speed 5G mobile phone networks. Some of the world’s biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in response to the recent blacklisting by the United States of the Chinese tech firm, people familiar with the matter have told Reuters news agency. Chipmakers Intel Corp and Qualcomm Inc, mobile research firm InterDigital Wireless Inc and South Korean carrier LG Uplus have restricted employees from informal…

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Huawei blacklisted by US starting Today

Targeting the Chinese tech giant’s bottom line may end up hurting the US and international companies. The ban on United States companies selling parts to Huawei will take effect on Friday, the US commerce secretary has said. Wilbur Ross told Bloomberg news agency on Thursday that the new regulations will bar Huawei from acquiring components and technology from US firms without government approval. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and 70 affiliates are being added to the US Commerce Department’s “entity list”. The move makes it difficult – if not impossible –…

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