A British parliamentary committee has found that the process of selecting vendors to supply 5G gear for the country's networks has delayed the rollout and made it more expensive due to the ban on equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.
The British Government says it will pump £1.6 million (A$2.9 million) into Japanese firm NEC to support a project to develop an open radio access network for 5G.
Malicious attackers have tried to get Israeli executives working for 20 digital currency firms to pay cryptocurrency by sending them messages after hacking their phones and stealing their identities.
The management of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies have requested a meeting with an aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as news emerges that the company's gear will be removed from the UK's 5G networks by the end of 2025.
The British Government will reportedly set a deadline of 2025 for the removal of gear made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from its 5G networks, a newspaper claims as reported by Reuters.
The roster of disreputable organisations and individuals that have been associated with Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies by Western sources to blacken its name never ceases to surprise. But the latest connection takes the cake: there are claims that former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, of Donald Trump fame, helped craft a report that accused Huawei and China's government of trying to manipulate British peers and MPs.
China's ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, has indicated that any change in the existing UK stance on telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies would send a bad message to the Chinese business community.
The use of equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies in British 5G networks will be phased out from this year onwards, a report claims.
A plan by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies to build a £400 million (A$722 million) research and development centre close to Cambridge in the UK is causing some disquiet, The Times claims.
British telco O2 has decided to expand its use of equipment from Swedish firm Ericsson to upgrade its 5G network.
Telecommunications companies in the UK that have already rolled out 5G networks appear to be unwilling to comment on the UK Government's reported changes of policy on the the use of equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies.
British telecommunications provider BT will use equipment from Swedish manufacturer Ericsson for the core parts of its 5G network, with the dual-mode 5G core to be deployed on BT's network cloud.
Britain will get its third 5G service in the same month that Brexit has been promised, with O2 announcing on Thursday that its network would be switched on in October in 20 towns and cities, expanding to 50 by summer next year.
British mobile operator EE, part of the BT Group, will be the first to launch 5G services in the country, announcing on Wednesday that it would kick off services to six cities on 30 May, beating Vodafone to the punch, with the latter having already said it would launch its 5G offerings on 3 July.
The LTE-Broadcast Alliance and the Innovation Observatory have released a white paper on LTE-B device and use case requirements which they say will assist device manufacturers to work to a common set of requirements, enabling an aligned set of features and capabilities in LTE-B enabled devices delivered to the market.
At the TV Connect 2016 conference in London, four major mobile network operators in Australia, the US, the UK and South Korea have joined forces to create the LTE-Broadcast Alliance.
Mobile messaging vendor Soprano Design has launched the second generation release of its enterprise-grade solution Gamma.
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