Huawei, ZTE slow 5G buildout as US tech ban takes hold

By Wei Sheng

Chinese telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE have slowed their 5G base station installation in the country amid increasing uncertainty in its key component supply chain, Nikkei Asian Review reported Wednesday.

Why it matters: The …

Huawei urges UK to ‘reconsider’ 5G ban

By Wei Sheng

Huawei said Tuesday the UK’s decision to ban the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker from its 5G networks was “disappointing” and urged the country to “reconsider.”

Why it matters: The British government said that banning Huawei gear was…

Beijing taps telecoms data in search of Covid-19

By Shaun Ee

Beijing district officials confirmed that they are using data from mobile phone carriers to track individual movement during the city’s renewed Covid-19 outbreak, according to Xinhua News (in Chinese). Daxing District authorities told the official news…