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.
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 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.
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.
A British teenager has been given a 16-month suspended sentence for his "substantial" role in launching a number of distrubuted denial of service attacks on a number of well-known UK and US websites in 2015 and 2016.
Security company Avast says it has found similarities between the code injected into CCleaner and the APT17/Aurora malware created by a Chinese advanced persistent threat group in 2014/2015.
Czech cyber security company Avast has substantiated the findings by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group that malware hidden in CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, was aimed at big technology companies in the US, Europe and Asia.
Vodafone Australia has appointed 30-year telecommunications industry veteran Kevin Millroy as chief technology officer to replace Benoit Hanssen who left the telco in August.
The European Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU merger regulations, expressing strong concerns that UK mobile customers would have had less choice and paid higher prices as a result of a takeover.
Enterprise mobility management provider SOTI has appointed Adele Beachley as its managing director for APAC.
Australian wireless M2M device provider NetComm says it will continue to pursue global expansion through affiliations with the world’s leading network operators.
Sony Ericsson has appointed John Featherstone as managing director for the Oceania region.
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