France to defy US in using Huawei equipment in 5G network, say sources

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Paris — France will authorise the use of some of Huawei’s equipment in the rollout of its 5G network, two sources close to the matter told Reuters, despite US calls to exclude the Chinese telecom giant from the West’s next-generation communications.

The French cybersecurity agency, ANSSI, is due to tell telecom operators which equipment they are allowed to use for the deployment of their 5G network in France, but has not made public any decision.

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5G: Huawei unveils new infrastructure products aimed at Europe

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As European governments consider the level of Huawei’s involvement in their 5G infrastructure, the Chinese telecommunications company has made it clear that Europe needs Huawei’s 5G products.

During a press conference in London, the message from executive director Ryan Ding was unequivocal: Huawei knows what European network operators want, and is ready to cater for their needs.


The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G’s 100x zoom is frustrating excess

The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G’s 100x zoom is frustrating excess

Nobody can accuse the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G of not taking photography seriously. Flagship of the new S20 family, its four main cameras includes a whopping 100x “Space Zoom” courtesy of a clever folded telephoto lens. It’s one of the first things I played with when SlashGear’s Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G review unit landed, but as I quickly discovered, just because you can zoom, doesn’t mean you should.

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T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is getting faster with a software update

The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren was T-Mobile’s second 5G smartphone, but thanks to the complexity of 5G networks, it’s actually going to get even faster mobile internet today, months after its original release, thanks to a new software update.

The update allows for the phone to use T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE and 600MHz 5G networks simultaneously, which the company says will improve download speeds as well as enable more reliably accessible 5G uploads in more places. Similarly, T-Mobile says that the dual-connection update will help it offer more upload bandwidth to customers across 5G and LTE networks. read more

Apple Is Designing Its Own 5G Antennas

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Apple is designing its own antennas for an upcoming line of 5G phones, according to a new report.

phones’ design plans, Fast Company reported on Friday that Apple is opting to design the antenna in-houseCiting sources familiar with the , instead of using Qualcomm’s QTM 525 millimeter-wave antenna, because Qualcomm’s (QCOM) – Get Report version didn’t suit its design specifications. Apple  (APPL)  shares closed at $324.95 on Friday.

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Don’t Dump This 5G Stock Despite a Double Downgrade

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Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) looked like a top pick to benefit from the rollout of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks this year, but investment banking firm Cowen believes the chipmaker is going to disappoint. Cowen recently slapped Marvell stock with a double downgrade — reducing it to underperform from outperform — stating the company’s limited presence in China will handicap its 5G opportunity.

Cowen analyst Karl Ackerman believes Marvell won’t be able to deliver on the rosy revenue and earnings forecasts that investors are anticipating. Ackerman said the company has little market share with network providers rolling out 5G in China, and its incremental revenue growth will be nowhere near what Wall Street is predicting. read more

ZTE and China Telecom enabled the first remote diagnosis of coronavirus via a 5G telehealth system

Chinese networking equipment maker ZTE and network operator China Telecom facilitated China’s first remote diagnosis of the deadly coronavirus using a 5G network. For context, coronavirus has reportedly infected at least 2,700 people and caused at least 80 deaths in the country since the outbreak was first reported in late December.

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ZTE supplied, installed, and optimized both outdoor and indoor 5G networking and other communications equipment for the West China Hospital of Sichuan University. read more

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