Troubled times at Nokia, is the company falling into American hands?
Things aren't going well for Nokia. The company, which for years was the market leader in mobile phones, has now focused on building mobile networks. It’s a specialised market with little competition and high margins. Nevertheless, Nokia is not doing well; the company is said to be looking for a ... Read more
U.S. Senate approves fund for removal of Huawei hardware
A unanimous decision in the U.S. Senate: with the Secure and Trusted Telecommunications Network Act there is a ban on U.S. government entities on Huawei and ZTE products, as is the introduction of a fund to finance the dismantling of already installed Huawei equipment in networks.
In December 20... Read more
Huawei accuses US government of illegal actions against workers
The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has accused the American government of illegal actions against the company and its personnel. The accusations were made via Twitter.
In his tweets, Huawei responds to a recent article by The Wall Street Journal, claiming that the manufacturer is being investigated by ... Read more
“Mitel’s making an offer to take over Avaya.
Avaya has considered a bid from Mitel to take over the company, reports Bloomberg. According to sources, the deal would ultimately create a telecom company worth more than $5 billion (â‚¬4.5 billion).
The American and Canadian telecom tower had been in conversation since April. There were rum... Read more
US approves merger T-Mobile and Sprint
The US Department of Justice has authorised the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. With the deal of 26 billion dollars (about 23 billion euros) the companies hope to get a head start on the competition.
The merger was announced over a year ago. The Justice's approval was delayed because the Ministry ha... Read more
VMware acquires AI-startup Uhana for an unknown amount
VMware has taken over Uhana, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup, for an unknown amount. Uhana creates an AI-driven analytics platform that helps telecom providers find ways to optimize their networks.
Uhana was founded in 2016 by Professor Sachin Katti of Stanford University and Manu Bansal, an... Read more
US government tells employees to continue to treat Huawei as exiled
Employees of the US Department of the Economy have been told to continue to treat Huawei as if it were on the blacklist. John Sonderman, a high-ranking civil servant, would have told them that. President Donald Trump said last Saturday that American companies are allowed to supply the Chinese manufa... Read more
“Chinese hackers steel data from dozens of telecom companies.
A group of hackers has broken into the systems of dozens of telecom companies worldwide. In doing so, they sampled large amounts of data from the past seven years. The cybercriminals are linked to the Chinese government by security company Cybereason.
The hack campaign is now called Operation Soft ... Read more
‘Mitel and Avaya are talking about taking over $2 billion.’
Telecommunications equipment manufacturer Avaya Holdings would be in talks with competitor Mitel Networks to merge. This would amount to USD 2 billion (EUR 1.8 billion). That's what insiders say about the Wall Street Journal.
According to those insiders, Mitel offers between 20 and 22 dollars per s... Read more
Telecom industry calls for European testing regime for network security
The telecom industry is asking European governments to join mobile operators in setting up a testing regime to protect network security, without having to rely on excluding manufacturers from the market. That's what Reuters says.
The initiative comes from the GSMA, which represents 800 operators wor... Read more