Entries tagged "Digital Infrastructure"

  • Watching Huawei's Safe Cities | Nov. 4, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

    Huawei’s “Safe City” products, including facial recognition and surveillance technology, have fueled concerns that China is exporting authoritarianism. A new dataset analyzes Huawei’s growing global footprint, questions the benefits its technology provides, and identifies issues for further research.

  • China Debuts 5G | Oct. 31, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

    China rolled out commercial 5G services today, which are anticipated to add $2.4 billion and almost 20 million jobs to China's economy over the next ten years, Nikkei reports.

  • Planning Ahead for 6G | Oct. 31, 2019, 9:41 a.m.

    While Chinese carriers are expected to lauch the world's largest 5G network, on Thursday, Sony, NTT and Intel announced that they will form a partnership to work on 6G mobile network technology, to be announced around 2030. The three new partners want to establish an organization in the U.S. by next spring, reports Nikkei.

  • U.S. FCC to Vote on Huawei Ban | Oct. 29, 2019, 9:29 a.m.

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote in November on whether to classify Huawei and ZTE as a national security risk, a decision that could block U.S. rural carriers from using FCC funding to purchase Huawei products or services.

  • Xi Talks Internet Governance | Oct. 21, 2019, 9:24 a.m.

    In a speech at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, Chinese president Xi Jinping said that it is the common responsibility of the international community to develop, use, and govern the internet well. Xi's statement was made amid rising concerns that China is exporting a model of internet governance that promotes censorship to recipient countries of its Belt and Road Initiative, Nikkei reports.

  • U.S.-Australia Boost Space Efforts Amid China's BRI | Oct. 18, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

    In light of an increasingly dominant Chinese space program under China's Belt and Road Initiative, the newly created Australian Space Agency has invested $150 million AUD to bolster cooperation with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Nikkei reports.

  • ADB President on the Future of Asia | Oct. 16, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

    On October 16th, CSIS Senior Vice President and Simon Chair in Political Economy, Matthew P. Goodman, hosted Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao for a conversation about quality infrastructure in Asia, China's Belt and Road Initiative, and more.

  • China Expands BRI in Serbia | Oct. 3, 2019, 9:35 a.m.

    China's Belt and Road Initiative has led to an increase in infrastructure investment in Serbia, and this past month Serbia purchased Chinese military equipment and Huawei security infrastructure as well, signalling a growing partnership between the two countries, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Expands Beyond China | Oct. 2, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

    Huawei has struck deals to establish 5G infrastructure with over 50 wireless carries outside of China, highlighting its push to expand its digital infrastructure services to the rest of the world, Nikkei reports.

  • Many Japanese Companies Using Huawei | Oct. 1, 2019, 10:43 a.m.

    In a recent poll of 50 major Japanese companies, 80 percent reported that they are using Huawei, despite international concern about security risks. This statistic does not take into account the many companies which declined to respond, Nikkei reports.

  • Singapore Named Top AI City | Sept. 26, 2019, 9:40 a.m.

    In a new report, Singapore has been named the number one city in the world for artificial intelligence, based on infrastructure, innovation, and government awareness of potential social issues which stem from AI, Nikkei reports.

  • Cambodia Adopts Huawei 5G | Sept. 5, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

    The push to launch 5G services in Cambodia has gained speed with the country's decision to use Huawei to build it's 5G base stations, despite scrutiny of the tech giant, Nikkei reports.

  • Widodo Launches Plan for New Capital | Sept. 4, 2019, 9:33 a.m.

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo has announced the location of Indonesia's new capital in East Kalimantan Province, the Indonesian part of Borneo island, amid concerns about mounting pollution and traffic congestion in Jakarta. Widodo has said that the capital will be green, with the latest ICT and smart city technology, however the nation remains divided over whether the costly relocation is necessary, Nikkei reports.

  • U.S. Blacklists Huawei R&D | Aug. 21, 2019, 9:41 a.m.

    The U.S. has blacklisted over 20 percent of Huawei's global R&D and innovation centers, further limiting the company's access to U.S. technologies, Nikkei reports.

  • India's Digital Infrastructure Gap | Aug. 14, 2019, 9:57 a.m.

    While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized improving India's infrastructure, the vast majority of Indian households lack access to the infrastructure needed to participate in the digital economy, highlighting a substantial obstacle to further economic growth, Nikkei reports.

  • China Aids Domestic Cos. in 5G Race | Aug. 1, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

    As the smartphone market struggles, Huawei, Samsung, and Apple compete to dominate the race to 5G. Though one of the challenges for these companies is that 5G smartphones require strong 5G infrastructure, which in the immediate future isn't available in all countries, reports Nikkei.