Entries tagged "Digital Infrastructure"

  • Huawei Urges Carriers to Stick With 5G Plans | July 27, 2020, 9:09 a.m.

    China's Huawei Technologies on Monday urged global carriers to continue buying its networking gear to "stay ahead in the 5G race," in response to political pressure from the U.S., UK, France, and Singapore to drop the carrier due to national security concerns, Nikkei reports.

  • China and Russia: Economic Unequals | July 15, 2020, 12:02 p.m.

    Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are attempting to put economics at the center of their strategic partnership, but a closer look at four dimensions of China-Russia connectivity reveals a partnership of unequals that will become even more lopsided in the future.

  • UK to Drop Huawei 5G by 2027 | July 14, 2020, 8:14 a.m.

    The UK government announced it will ban the purchase of new 5G equipment from the Chinese technology company Huawei as of Dec. 31 this year and remove all Huawei devices from the country's 5G networks by 2027, Nikkei reports.

  • UK to Phase Out Huawei in 5G | July 7, 2020, 8:15 a.m.

    The U.K. is on a path to gradually eliminate telecommunications equipment supplied by Huawei Technologies from its ultrafast 5G networks, reversing an earlier decision to allow the Chinese company to take part, Nikkei reports.

  • FCC: Huawei, ZTE National Security Threats | July 1, 2020, 9:10 a.m.

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday formally designated China's Huawei and ZTE as threats to U.S. national security, a declaration that bars U.S. firms from tapping an $8.3 billion government fund to purchase equipment from the companies, Nikkei reports.

  • India Bans 59 China Tech Apps | June 30, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

    India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps citing national security concerns following reports that the apps were illegally transmitting user data to servers outside of India, Nikkei reports.

  • Pompeo: Tide Is Turning on Huawei 5G | June 26, 2020, 9:12 a.m.

    After meeting with Chinese diplomats in Hawaii, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that "the tide is turning" against Huawei Technologies as some countries, mainly in Europe, are choosing to exclude the Chinese company from their 5G infrastructure, Nikkei reports.

  • "Made-in-Japan" 5G Alliance Announced | June 25, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

    Japanese telecommunications group NTT announced Thursday that it will invest 64.5 billion yen in IT services group NEC to launch what both companies called a "made-in-Japan" alliance in 5G technology, Nikkei reports.

  • China Backs Asian Cryptocurrency | June 15, 2020, 7:06 a.m.

    The Chinese government is expected to endorse a new cryptocurrency backed by a basket of Asian currencies including the digital yuan, marking a new stage in international competition over digital currency adoption, Nikkei reports.

  • U.S Restrictions Complicate Tech Trade | June 12, 2020, 7:13 a.m.

    The U.S. Commerce Department announced in May that it will require companies using U.S. technology to supply Huawei or its affiliates to apply for a license, driving U.S. and Chinese technology supply chains further apart and complicating business for the U.S. semiconductor industry, Nikkei reports.

  • The Strategic Benefits of an Anglo-American Free Trade Agreement | June 9, 2020, 9:02 a.m.

    As China emerges as the new dominant trading nation, overcoming the barriers to a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom, the world's largest and fifth-largest economies, could balance China’s rise and infuse the digital future with democratic standards.

  • Malaysia Delays 5G | June 4, 2020, 7:04 a.m.

    Malaysia will have to wait another year before it can roll out 5G services after spectrum allocations were nullified for being in direct conflict with an open and transparent tender process, Nikkei Reports.

  • China, S. Korea Race to 6G | June 3, 2020, 7:01 a.m.

    As fifth-generation wireless networks start to go mainstream, competition to develop 6G has begun, with South Korea's Samsung Electronics and China's Huawei Technologies at the forefront, Nikkei reports.

  • An Open Alliance for Digital Trade | May 28, 2020, 9:27 a.m.

    In competing with China, the United States and its democratic allies should place the free flow of data and an open global digital economy at the heart of their strategy.

  • Xi Prioritizes Tech Development | May 27, 2020, 7:04 a.m.

    Xi Jinping announced at this year's National People's Congress that China will maintain a focus on high tech development in areas such as aerospace and semiconductor manufacture, as well as bolstering their 5G telecommunications infrastructure, Nikkei reports.

  • Thailand Leads ASEAN 5G Rollout | May 20, 2020, 9:22 a.m.

    Thailand is leading ASEAN in the provision of 5G services after increased demand for telemedicine, teleworking, and faster internet speeds in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led the country's telecommunications companies to expedite their 5G rollout plans.

  • Samsung Courts Huawei Technology | May 19, 2020, 9:15 a.m.

    South Korean conglomerate Samsung is seeking increased cooperation with Huawei on key technology despite U.S. restrictions and security concerns surrounding the Chinese firm, Nikkei reports.

  • Online Event: The Higher Road – One Year Later | May 19, 2020, 9:15 a.m.

    Major developments, including the Covid-19 pandemic and China’s acceleration of its digital infrastructure push, have heightened the stakes of the global infrastructure challenge for U.S. interests and the necessity of fashioning not merely a response, but its own strategy.

  • COVID Delays Japan's 5G Rollout | May 18, 2020, 9:42 a.m.

    The rollout of 5G services in Japan, originally planned in March, have been hampered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Bolsters Domestic Supply Chains | May 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

    In response to economic blacklisting by the U.S. government, Huawei has found alternatives to U.S. sources for many of its technology components and has shifted its supply chains to be more dependent on China, Nikkei reports.

  • China Restricts Foreign Tech | May 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

    Starting in June, public infrastructure operators in China will undergo a cybersecurity review which could exclude foreign companies from supplying IT equipment, Nikkei reports.

  • China Extends Lead in 5G Race | May 12, 2020, 9:21 a.m.

    As other countries postpone 5G implementation due to coronavirus, China is closing in on 70 percent of global 5G smartphone contracts, Nikkei reports.

  • China Tech Expands in Japan | May 7, 2020, 11:13 a.m.

    As global data usage is expected to balloon with the spread of 5G communications, China is stepping up its efforts to provide related technology to Japanese markets, Nikkei reports.

  • Coronavirus Spurs 5G in China | May 6, 2020, 9:20 a.m.

    The COVID-19 crisis has become an opportunity for China to quickly test of 5G applications, spurring both public and private sector investment in 5G infrastructure in 2020 to five times the 2019 level, Nikkei reports.

  • China Ramps up Infrastructure, Tech | April 30, 2020, 9:55 a.m.

    To spur economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession, China has accelerated investment efforts in its infrastructure, technology, and manufacturing sectors, Nikkei reports.

  • U.S. Tech Shaping India's Internet | April 29, 2020, 10:55 a.m.

    How Facebook collaborates and conflicts with India's government on privacy, security, and misinformation will have long-lasting implications for the country's internet, Nikkei reports.

  • Taking the Higher Road | April 28, 2020, 1:42 p.m.

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the acceleration of China's digital infrastructure push have heightened the necessity of developing a comprehensive U.S. infrastructure strategy. The U.S. has taken several important steps toward fashioning its own positive vision for global infrastructure, but critical work remains.

  • America's Infrastructure Moment | April 22, 2020, 10:42 a.m.

    The need for greater digital connectivity will be at the forefront of many nations’ agendas following the Covid-19 pandemic. In the U.S., deliberations are underway about a $2 trillion infrastructure program that, if well-designed, could provide a once-in-a-century opportunity for the U.S. to reaffirm its global leadership in the digital infrastructure of the future.

  • China Expands Digital Markets in India, Europe | April 21, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

    Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is gaining market share in India and Europe and plans to seek up to $1 billion in international bonds and grow its business in 5G, AI, and internet of things (IoT) technology, Nikkei reports.

  • China Invests $28B in Cloud Infrastructure | April 20, 2020, 11:15 a.m.

    Chinese technology giant Alibaba has announced plans to invest $28 billion in cloud infrastructure in response to a growing demand for business software, Nikkei reports.

  • China Tech Surveillance Raises Concerns | April 15, 2020, 2:20 p.m.

    A proposed partnership between the United Nations and leading Chinese Tech company Tencent has raised some concerns about China's uses and exports of surveillance technology and it's potential impacts on international human rights standards, Nikkei reports.

  • China’s Digital Silk Road after the Coronavirus | April 13, 2020, 9 a.m.

    China’s technology ambitions appeared imperiled by Covid-19, but the pandemic is already providing new opportunities for China’s rise as a technology power and global provider of digital infrastructure.

  • A ‘China Model?’ Beijing’s Promotion of Alternative Global Norms and Standards | April 13, 2020, 9 a.m.

    Beijing’s willingness to start new international institutions underscores its global ambitions and adds weight to its rhetoric about creating an alternative order, but it would be a mistake to exaggerate their current scale and effectiveness.

  • China Leads Global Patent Filings | April 8, 2020, 9:07 a.m.

    China has overtaken the U.S.' four-decade streak in filings. Computer tech and digital communication fields accounted for the largest share of filings, with Huawei as the leading corporate filer, Nikkei reports.

  • Chinese Tech Profits Rise Amid COVID | April 7, 2020, 9:44 a.m.

    Some Chinese technology companies and their owners have seen their wealth increase significantly amidst the coronavirus outbreak due to increased demand, Nikkei reports.

  • Germany Guards Against Foreign M&A | April 3, 2020, 9:13 a.m.

    Germany is preparing to take stakes in or buy out domestic companies in a weakened financial situation due to COVID-19 to prevent opportunistic acquisitions by Chinese firms which could jeopardize Germany's future competitiveness, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Warns Against U.S. Export Controls | March 31, 2020, 9:17 a.m.

    As the U.S. considers tightening export controls on Huawei, the company warned that such action could trigger a similar response against U.S. companies by the Chinese government, Nikkei reports.

  • Chinese Telcos Cautious in 5G Rollout | March 26, 2020, 10:54 a.m.

    China's three largest mobile telecom companies, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, are reluctant to expand their investments in building out 5G capability as economic growth stalls, Nikkei reports.

  • China Ups Spending for 5G, Data Centers | March 24, 2020, 10:19 a.m.

    Chinese president Xi Jinping is set to increase spending on crucial infrastructure including 5G network deployment and data center construction to help the economy recover from the impact of COVID-19, Nikkei reports.

  • China Pushes Forward on 5G | March 19, 2020, 9:14 a.m.

    China Mobile, the world's largest mobile services provider, said that it will spend $14 billion on the rollout of 5G services, including the construction of 250,000 5G base stations. The move forward continues despite delays and revenue losses due to the coronavirus, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Expands in Russia | March 11, 2020, 9:52 a.m.

    Russia has become Huawei's fastest growing market as Moscow seeks to reduce dependence on Western technological infrastructure, and the Chinese tech company recently announced a partnership with Russia's Sberbank to develop a cloud platform.

  • Asia Boosts Satellites for 5G | March 6, 2020, 9:48 a.m.

    Growing investment in satellite communications, especially in Asia, indicates that small satellites will increasingly be used in combination with 5G to meet demand for high speed connectivity, Nikkei reports.

  • COVID-19 Strengthens China Safe Cities | Feb. 28, 2020, 9:39 a.m.

    Beijing is using big data and its social credit system to slow the spread of COVID-19, and these measures have improved Chinese cities' digital infrastructure and strengthened the state's surveillance capacities, Nikkei reports.

  • Intel Joins Ericsson in 5G Competition | Feb. 24, 2020, 9:16 a.m.

    The U.S.-based chip maker Intel intends to be the market leader for 5G base station chips by 2021, teaming up with Ericsson and other key partners to compete with Chinese tech-giant Huawei, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Leads Ericsson in 5G | Feb. 21, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

    Huawei says it currently has 91 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, surpassing its chief competitor Ericsson's 79 contracts. The company also announced plans to invest $20 million in 5G innovation projects in the UK, Nikkei reports.

  • India's Telcoms Oppose 5G Push | Feb. 20, 2020, 9:46 a.m.

    Telecommunications companies across India are protesting the timing of an upcoming 5G auction, claiming that prices are set too high given the sector's recent financial difficulties; however, New Delhi believes a delay will hinder the country's digital economy, Nikkei reports.

  • Thai Telco Wins 5G Auctions | Feb. 18, 2020, 9:39 a.m.

    Thailand's 5G development is moving forward with domestic mobile operators. The nation's largest telecommunications firm recently acquired several frequency bands key to providing high-speed internet and internet of things technologies, Nikkei reports.

  • EU Limits "High Risk" 5G Suppliers | Jan. 31, 2020, 12:34 p.m.

    The European Union has decided to endorse limits on "high risk" suppliers of 5G equipment, a decision largely targeted at the Chinese technology company Huawei, Nikkei reports.

  • UK Nears Decision on Huawei | Jan. 27, 2020, 9:21 a.m.

    The U.K. government is expected to announce this week whether it will ban Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei from its 5G infrastructure, a decision that could sway other U.S. allies weighing the same question, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Fears U.S. Ban | Jan. 22, 2020, 9:33 a.m.

    Considering the risk of a potential U.S. ban over security concerns, Huawei is prioritizing inventory for its most strategic 4G and 5G routers, switches and base stations and stockpiling on supplies, Nikkei reports.