Former MI6 chief urges UK government to reconsider Huawei decision

The former head of MI6, Richard Dearlove, has urged the UK Government to ban Chinese technology company Huawei from helping to build the 5G network, reports The Telegraph. In a

German regulator says high bids in 5G auction will not impact network building

The President of the German Federal Network Agency, Jochen Homann, said that the high bids for 5G frequencies in the auction will not have an impact on construction of the

Huawei founder insists US government ‘underestimates’ company

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has downplayed the impact of the recent US restrictions and insisted that the US government ‘underestimates’ the company, BBC News reports. Speaking to Chinese state media, he said

Ofcom continues preparation for 700MHz, 3.6-3.8Ghz spectrum auction

UK regulator Ofcom has made various statutory instruments in preparation for the award of 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum. It plans to auction airwaves in these two bands in 2020. Following

Vodacom to acquire 51% stake in IoT.nxt for undisclosed sum

Vodacom said it will acquire a 51 percent stake in South African Internet of Things specialist IoT.nxt. The value of the deal has not been disclosed by Vodacom and is

KPN joins Wirepas funding round of EUR 14.4 mln for IIoT system

The Finnish industrial IoT start-up Wirepas announced that it’s raised EUR 14.4 million from investors ETF Partners, Inventure, KPN Ventures, TESI (Finnish Industry Investment) and Vito Ventures. The software company

Vodafone UK confirms 5G launch on 03 July

Vodafone UK announced that 5G services will go live on 03 July. Vodafone 5G will be available in seven cities at launch, before being extended to 12 other cities by

Telenet partners Watt Factory to develop smart city services

Telenet announced new agreements to develop smart city services with the Watt Factory and the city of Mechelen. The Watt Factory is a smart city hub for Flemish start-ups to

City of Harrisburg, Telensa trial smart city technologies using connected streetlight infrastructure

Telensa is working with the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to trial smart city technologies featuring smart sensors for traffic, air quality and waste monitoring. The City deployed a Telensa smart

KPN rules out Huawei for 5G core network

Dutch operator KPN has ruled out Huawei as a supplier for its 5G core network, saying it will go with a “western” supplier, in line with increasing security concerns for