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Sweden begins 5G auction despite Huawei protests

Sweden’s communications regulator began its delayed auction of 5G-suitable frequencies, a move Huawei warned last week would have serious consequences as the vendor still had outstanding legal action contesting its ban. In a statement, the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said its auction for licences in the 3.5GHz band started today (19 January) with a 2.3GHz sale to follow. It is auct...
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Investing in local resources for Europe’s strategic autonomy

Today’s (14 January) Forum Europe Debate, co-hosted by MEPs García del Blanco (S&D), Eva Maydell (EPP), Alexandra Geese and Anna Cavazzini (Greens/EFA), discussed the practical, technical and political questions that will determine the future of tech and data in Europe. Huawei Chief Representative to the EU Institutions Abraham Liu outlined the company’s contribution to this objective today...
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The best of 5G is yet to come

Executives from leading mobile operators have urged consumers to be patient with 5G, explaining more advanced capabilities and use cases will become available as the technology evolves. Speaking at the recent industry conference CES 2021, Drew Blackard, VP of product management at Samsung Electronics America (SEA), told a panel that many current services including video streaming are merely “be...
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Huawei and Sofia University to co-operate in AI and other new high-end technologies

Huawei Technologies Bulgaria EOOD signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski recently. Both parties will co-operate in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new high-end technologies. Besides, they also agree to conduct an Huawei ICT Academy programme and to develop a joint scientific laboratory at the Sofia University. Both parties ...
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Politicizing the 5G debate is not good for Europe

It is often said “may you live in interesting times”. These last few months and particularly these past few weeks have certainly been interesting times, writes Abraham Liu (pictured), Huawei Chief Representative to the European Institutions. It is now clear that after, shall we say, a slightly unusual American election, there will be a new US administration in January. It’s still too early t...
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Huawei presses ahead with new network equipment factory in France

Huawei’s new factory in Brumath near Strasbourg, France, will create 300 direct jobs in the short term, with 500 more to follow in the longer run. The Brumath Business Parc was chosen thanks to its outstanding infrastructure, situation and location at the heart of Europe. The factory, which was announced in late 2019, will focus on mobile technology. It will reach an output value of €1 billion pe...
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Huawei and European industry: Natural partners

Together we can address the challenges of a new emerging order, writes Sophie Batas, Director of Cybersecurity, Huawei EU. As the turbulent year of 2020 comes to an end, it is clear that the past months have been quite extraordinary for all of us. Even though we are starting to see the end of the tunnel with mass vaccinations soon to be underway all over the world, the pandemic continues to heav...
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President of Press Club Belarus and staff detained in Minsk

Yesterday  (Tuesday, December 22) Julia Slutskaya, the founder and president of Press Club Belarus, was detained at the airport in Minsk. She was returning with her family from a foreign holiday. Her home was searched, and she has been taken into custody by the Financial Investigations Department. At the same time, the secret services entered the homes of Alla Sharko – program director of P...
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EU ranks HUAWEI among top three global innovators

Huawei ranks third in the 2020 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. This is a jump of two places for Huawei compared to last year when the company ranked 5th in the 2019 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. The 2020 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is a European Commission publication. It ranks the research investment levels of 2500 companies around the world that com...
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Mobile operators question Belgian Government’s motive for new 5G law

The Belgian National Security preliminary draft law and royal decree that have been submitted for public consultation and concerned with the security of fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) is believed to be a cynical media manipulation tactic, to slip in a public consultation over a Christmas holiday period in the middle of a Covid-19 crisis, when public and media attention are focused elsewhere...
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