The UK government has acted to reduce the impact of a security report that is set to criticise the central role played by Huawei in the UK's telecoms infrastructure in order to avoid a trade backlash from China, according to the Financial Times .
Ethiopia is on the brink of signing agreements with China's Huawei and ZTE to expand its mobile phone infrastructure and double the number of subscribers in the African country to 40 million.
Samsung Electronics maintained its momentum in the Chinese smartphone market by shipping 12.5 million smartphones there in the first quarter, capturing 18.5 percent of the market, according to data from research firm Strategy Analytics.
The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 12 largest branded cell phone makers in the first quarter of 2013, providing sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market.
The European Commission, intent on punishing what it believes to be anti-competitive activity in the form of illegal state subsidies for and dumping by China's equipment vendors, seems to be ignoring the very real fears held by Europe's own equipment vendors that they could be shut out of the lucrative Chinese market as part of retaliatory moves by China.
China has threatened to retaliate if the European Union opens an investigation into Chinese equipment manufacturers over alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
The European Commission said on Wednesday it is ready to launch an investigation over alleged dumping by, and subsidies for, Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, even though Europe's manufacturers are clearly not in favour of a probe.
Europe's mobile network vendors could see a key Chinese tender for TD-LTE equipment delayed until later in the year, as China Mobile executives decide whether to upgrade from 3G or install new network equipment.
One of the biggest announcements at Google I/O is likely to be the introduction of the long-awaited Google X Phone, rumored to be manufactured by Motorola Mobility and scheduled to launch in the second half of 2013. How could the Google X Phone affect Google's relationship with leading Android smartphone makers?
Telekom Austria picked ZTE to help it merge together its fixed and mobile voice network to allow the operator to offer more advanced and converged solutions, including Rich Communication Suite-enhanced and Voice-over-LTE services.