Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • UK's new PM must take 5G decision on Huawei urgently: committee

    The new prime minister must take a decision on whether to include China's Huawei in Britain's 5G telecoms network urgently as the ongoing debate is damaging international relations, a powerful committee of UK lawmakers said on Friday.

    19 July 19 12:39 Written by Reuters
  • Spark opens 5G test lab to partners

    Spark has expanded its 5G test lab in Auckland, opened last November, to include a facility where others can collaborate with Spark on 5G projects.

    19 July 19 09:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Commerce Commission deregulates Spark voice resale services

    The Commerce Commission has confirmed its draft decision, issued in May, that Spark’s resale copper voice services should be deregulated, bringing to a close a tortuous process spanning several years.

    18 July 19 13:03 Written by Stuart Corner
  • U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in 2-4 weeks

    The U.S. may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official, in a sign President Donald Trump's recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly.

    15 July 19 09:59 Written by Reuters
  • US to approve sales it deems safe to blacklisted Huawei

    The U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell goods to China's Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday, leaving industry observers unsure about which products will pass muster.

    10 July 19 09:52 Written by Reuters
  • Government consults on 3.5GHz 5G spectrum

    Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has initiated a consultation on technical principles to prevent interference between different mobile operators in the 3.5GHz band (3410 – 3800MHz) 5G band which it plans to auction in 2020.

    01 July 19 15:07 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Tighter Internet regulation predicted

    A number of legislative reviews underway in New Zealand are signs that the ‘regulatory pendulum’ in New Zealand is swinging towards tighter regulation of online services, lawyers say.

    27 June 19 14:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Huawei's US research arm builds separate identity

    The U.S.-based research arm of China's Huawei - Futurewei Technologies Inc - has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the U.S government in May put Huawei on a trade blacklist, according to two people familiar with the matter.

    25 June 19 09:06 Written by Reuters
  • US chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

    Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.

    18 June 19 10:57 Written by Reuters