UK, Japan mobile operators suspend Huawei 5G phone launches

Business 05/22/19, 10:32

British and Japanese mobile phone companies said Wednesday they're putting on hold plans to sell new devices from Huawei, in the latest fallout from U.S. tech restrictions aimed at the Chinese company. Britain's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Y! Mobile said they are pausing the launch of Huawei smartphones, ...

Head of UN Women: Technology revolution must benefit women

Tech 03/10/19, 09:35

The head of the U.N. women's agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world's poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality without "the giant leap that 21st century innovations can bring."Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview and a speech ahead ...

Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

Tech 01/24/19, 01:23

Chinese tech giant Huawei has announced plans to release a next-generation smartphone based on its own technology instead of U.S. components, stepping up efforts to compete directly with Western industry leaders.Thursday's announcement comes as Huawei Technologies Ltd., the world's biggest maker of network gear for phone companies, combats U.S. warnings ...

Internet access via mobile phones starts for all Cubans

Business 12/06/18, 17:19

For the first time, average Cubans became eligible to sign up for internet service for their mobile phones Thursday, a development long awaited on the communist-ruled island.Users began receiving text messages in the morning from the state telephone monopoly informing them that they can buy an internet access packages for ...

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

America 12/04/18, 21:44

Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week, becoming one of the last nations to offer such service.Mayra Arevich, president of the Cuban state telecom monopoly ETECSA, went on national television to say Cubans can begin contracting 3G service ...

Russia tightens control of anonymous messenger apps

World 11/06/18, 09:45

Tightening its control over popular anonymous chat apps, the Russian government has approved regulations that would identify users by their cellphone numbers.The measures signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are part of Russia's moves to clamp down on smartphone messenger services, such as Telegram, that authorities claim are used ...

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