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Airtel Uganda Activates First 5G Site at Bulange

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda has activated the first 5G site at Bulange in Mengo to boost connectivity and digital inclusion in Uganda. In February this year, Airtel Uganda conducted tests on 11 4G sites in Kampala after applying for a spectrum to Uganda Communications Commission to …

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Kenya’s Safaricom partners with Huawei to launch 5G network

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s mobile service provider Safaricom said Thursday that it has partnered with Chinese technology firm Huawei to commercially launch the 5G network in the east African nation. Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom told journalists in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital that it has 35 active 5G sites spread …

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China’s industrial internet sees rapid growth with 5G technology

Shanghai, China | Xinhua | A computer screen connected to a numerically-controlled machine tool shows the amplitude curve of the machine in real-time. A total of 38 sensors installed in the machine tool collect information in time to forewarn malfunction. This is a scene at an experimental base for numerical control …

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Banning Huawei may lead to significant impact on UK economy

London, UK | XINHUA | Banning and removing Huawei equipment from Britain’s 5G networks by 2027 risks severely delaying operators’ 5G roll-out plans, adversely affecting its economy by 18.2 billion pounds (around 23.7 billion U.S. dollars), according to an independent report released Wednesday by Assembly, a London-based analyst firm. In …

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Expert warns Europe of “American trap” over Huawei ban

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA | Europe should resist U.S. pressure to isolate China and remain independent in its decision making in the face of so-called security concerns, a Spanish expert has said. “If the U.S. wants to include Europe in its ‘anti-China’ strategy because it does not want anyone to …

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UK set to scale back Huawei role in 5G network: report

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain will reduce Chinese tech giant Huawei’s controversial involvement in its 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light to Huawei’s participation in January, despite widespread domestic opposition and pressure from the United States. But …

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Huawei denies being bound by Chinese spy laws

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Huawei’s cyber security chief told the UK parliament Monday that the Chinese telecoms giant has been advised it was under no obligation to spy for Beijing if so asked by the Communist state. John Suffolk told a committee hearing that Huawei has sought guidance from …

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Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington. The social media giant said it took the step after President Donald …

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Huawei asks US court to throw out federal ban

Shenzhen, China | AFP | Chinese telecom giant Huawei stepped up its legal battle on Wednesday to overturn US legislation barring American federal agencies from buying its products amid an escalating high-tech dispute. Huawei filed suit against the US bill in March, calling it “unconstitutional” and saying the US Congress had …

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