Entries tagged "Technology"

  • FCC: Huawei, ZTE National Security Threats | July 1, 2020, 9:10 a.m.

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday formally designated China's Huawei and ZTE as threats to U.S. national security, a declaration that bars U.S. firms from tapping an $8.3 billion government fund to purchase equipment from the companies, Nikkei reports.

  • India Bans 59 China Tech Apps | June 30, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

    India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps citing national security concerns following reports that the apps were illegally transmitting user data to servers outside of India, Nikkei reports.

  • "Made-in-Japan" 5G Alliance Announced | June 25, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

    Japanese telecommunications group NTT announced Thursday that it will invest 64.5 billion yen in IT services group NEC to launch what both companies called a "made-in-Japan" alliance in 5G technology, Nikkei reports.

  • China Completes Satellite Project | June 24, 2020, 9:05 a.m.

    China has completed its Beidou satellite system, its answer to the U.S.-based Global Positioning System (GPS), advancing Beijing's effort to cut its reliance on U.S. technology, Nikkei reports. China has exported Beidou products to 120 countries as part of it's Belt and Road Initiative.

  • U.S Restrictions Complicate Tech Trade | June 12, 2020, 7:13 a.m.

    The U.S. Commerce Department announced in May that it will require companies using U.S. technology to supply Huawei or its affiliates to apply for a license, driving U.S. and Chinese technology supply chains further apart and complicating business for the U.S. semiconductor industry, Nikkei reports.

  • UK Eyes Japan FTA, CPTPP | June 10, 2020, 7:13 a.m.

    The United Kingdom is seeking a Free Trade Agreement with Japan and CPTPP membership in hopes of lowering trade barriers and increasing cooperation with allies on technology and manufacturing, Nikkei reports.

  • The Strategic Benefits of an Anglo-American Free Trade Agreement | June 9, 2020, 9:02 a.m.

    As China emerges as the new dominant trading nation, overcoming the barriers to a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom, the world's largest and fifth-largest economies, could balance China’s rise and infuse the digital future with democratic standards.

  • Indonesia Seeks U.S. Investment | June 9, 2020, 7:12 a.m.

    Indonesia is in talks with the U.S. to relocate U.S.companies operating in China to the archipelago, as businesses and governments worldwide look to diversify supply chains in the wake of covid-19, Nikkei reports.

  • Australia Minimizes Foreign Investments | June 5, 2020, 7:07 a.m.

    Citing the need to balance economic and national security, Australia announced all foreign investors will face greater scrutiny when bidding for sensitive assets, regardless of the size of the deal and whether the buyer is private or state-owned. Chinese companies have been major investors in Australian resources, agriculture and property, Nikkei reports.

  • Malaysia Delays 5G | June 4, 2020, 7:04 a.m.

    Malaysia will have to wait another year before it can roll out 5G services after spectrum allocations were nullified for being in direct conflict with an open and transparent tender process, Nikkei Reports.

  • China, S. Korea Race to 6G | June 3, 2020, 7:01 a.m.

    As fifth-generation wireless networks start to go mainstream, competition to develop 6G has begun, with South Korea's Samsung Electronics and China's Huawei Technologies at the forefront, Nikkei reports.

  • Xi Prioritizes Tech Development | May 27, 2020, 7:04 a.m.

    Xi Jinping announced at this year's National People's Congress that China will maintain a focus on high tech development in areas such as aerospace and semiconductor manufacture, as well as bolstering their 5G telecommunications infrastructure, Nikkei reports.

  • View All Analysis | May 26, 2020, 10:21 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the world's evolving digital infrastructure competition, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • China Invests in Huawei Supplier | May 22, 2020, 9:36 a.m.

    To counter new U.S. sanctions targeting Huawei's semiconductor chip suppliers, China has invested state funds in domestic chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation to increase self-sufficiency in semiconductor supplies.

  • Samsung Courts Huawei Technology | May 19, 2020, 9:15 a.m.

    South Korean conglomerate Samsung is seeking increased cooperation with Huawei on key technology despite U.S. restrictions and security concerns surrounding the Chinese firm, Nikkei reports.

  • China Restricts Foreign Tech | May 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

    Starting in June, public infrastructure operators in China will undergo a cybersecurity review which could exclude foreign companies from supplying IT equipment, Nikkei reports.

  • China Extends Lead in 5G Race | May 12, 2020, 9:21 a.m.

    As other countries postpone 5G implementation due to coronavirus, China is closing in on 70 percent of global 5G smartphone contracts, Nikkei reports.

  • China Tech Expands in Japan | May 7, 2020, 11:13 a.m.

    As global data usage is expected to balloon with the spread of 5G communications, China is stepping up its efforts to provide related technology to Japanese markets, Nikkei reports.

  • Coronavirus Spurs 5G in China | May 6, 2020, 9:20 a.m.

    The COVID-19 crisis has become an opportunity for China to quickly test of 5G applications, spurring both public and private sector investment in 5G infrastructure in 2020 to five times the 2019 level, Nikkei reports.

  • Risk, Telecom, and 5G | May 5, 2020, 1:18 p.m.

    Barnard College professor Dr. Alex Cooley and Wiley partner Kevin Muhlendorf discuss the risks of corruption in 5G telecom implementation through the lens of international telecommunications scandals.

  • China Ramps up Infrastructure, Tech | April 30, 2020, 9:55 a.m.

    To spur economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession, China has accelerated investment efforts in its infrastructure, technology, and manufacturing sectors, Nikkei reports.

  • U.S. Tech Shaping India's Internet | April 29, 2020, 10:55 a.m.

    How Facebook collaborates and conflicts with India's government on privacy, security, and misinformation will have long-lasting implications for the country's internet, Nikkei reports.

  • China Expands Digital Markets in India, Europe | April 21, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

    Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is gaining market share in India and Europe and plans to seek up to $1 billion in international bonds and grow its business in 5G, AI, and internet of things (IoT) technology, Nikkei reports.

  • China Invests $28B in Cloud Infrastructure | April 20, 2020, 11:15 a.m.

    Chinese technology giant Alibaba has announced plans to invest $28 billion in cloud infrastructure in response to a growing demand for business software, Nikkei reports.

  • China Tech Surveillance Raises Concerns | April 15, 2020, 2:20 p.m.

    A proposed partnership between the United Nations and leading Chinese Tech company Tencent has raised some concerns about China's uses and exports of surveillance technology and it's potential impacts on international human rights standards, Nikkei reports.

  • Attali: China Important Tech Power | April 9, 2020, 9:42 a.m.

    As the Chinese economy slowly begins to recover from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, French economist and founding president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Jacques Attali, sees China emerging as an important technological power, Nikkei reports.

  • China Leads Global Patent Filings | April 8, 2020, 9:07 a.m.

    China has overtaken the U.S.' four-decade streak in filings. Computer tech and digital communication fields accounted for the largest share of filings, with Huawei as the leading corporate filer, Nikkei reports.

  • Chinese Tech Profits Rise Amid COVID | April 7, 2020, 9:44 a.m.

    Some Chinese technology companies and their owners have seen their wealth increase significantly amidst the coronavirus outbreak due to increased demand, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Expands in Russia | March 11, 2020, 9:52 a.m.

    Russia has become Huawei's fastest growing market as Moscow seeks to reduce dependence on Western technological infrastructure, and the Chinese tech company recently announced a partnership with Russia's Sberbank to develop a cloud platform.

  • Huawei Faces Domestic Challengers | March 9, 2020, 9:35 a.m.

    Oppo, China's second-largest smartphone producer, has teamed up with 11 carriers around the world and plans to invest $7 billion in its new 5G technologies rollout as part of an effort to take overseas market share from top competitor Huawei, Nikkei reports.

  • COVID-19 Strengthens China Safe Cities | Feb. 28, 2020, 9:39 a.m.

    Beijing is using big data and its social credit system to slow the spread of COVID-19, and these measures have improved Chinese cities' digital infrastructure and strengthened the state's surveillance capacities, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Leads Ericsson in 5G | Feb. 21, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

    Huawei says it currently has 91 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, surpassing its chief competitor Ericsson's 79 contracts. The company also announced plans to invest $20 million in 5G innovation projects in the UK, Nikkei reports.

  • India's Telcoms Oppose 5G Push | Feb. 20, 2020, 9:46 a.m.

    Telecommunications companies across India are protesting the timing of an upcoming 5G auction, claiming that prices are set too high given the sector's recent financial difficulties; however, New Delhi believes a delay will hinder the country's digital economy, Nikkei reports.

  • Thai Telco Wins 5G Auctions | Feb. 18, 2020, 9:39 a.m.

    Thailand's 5G development is moving forward with domestic mobile operators. The nation's largest telecommunications firm recently acquired several frequency bands key to providing high-speed internet and internet of things technologies, Nikkei reports.

  • Russia, China Boost High-Tech Cooperation | Feb. 4, 2020, 9:19 a.m.

    Concerns about U.S. restrictions on advanced technology have brought Russia and China together, with the two countries creating a $1 billion joint investment fund for high-tech projects. Huawei is a particularly active AI player in Russia and has announced plans to build an “AI ecosystem” in the country, Nikkei reports.

  • UK Allows Huawei | Jan. 28, 2020, 9:18 a.m.

    The UK has announced that it will allow the limited use of Huawei equipment in its 5G network despite pressure from the U.S. to exclude the Chinese tech company due to security concerns, Nikkei reports.

  • Cities of Tomorrow: Safety, Smarts, and Surveillance | Jan. 23, 2020, 9:20 a.m.

    As the world becomes increasingly urban and digital, smart cities are emerging as ground-zero for new approaches to development and governance. On Thursday, January 23rd, a diverse group of experts convened as CSIS to distinguish between leading smart city models and discuss how their technologies, including in the areas of public safety and surveillance, are impacting the power of citizens, governments, and corporations,

  • AirAsia Group and Google to Open Tech-Training Facility | Jan. 14, 2020, 9:28 a.m.

    Malaysia's AirAsia Group says it will co-found a tech training facility with California-based Google, as it pushes to become a technology-led company, Nikkei writes.

  • Chinese Tech Companies Enter SE Asia | Jan. 9, 2020, 9:26 a.m.

    Chinese fintech companies with established expertise in digital payments are hoping to escape stiff competition at home by expanding into Southeast Asia, where the digital economy is expected to triple in size over the next five years, Nikkei reports.

  • China's Beidou Satellites to Aid 5G | Jan. 2, 2020, 9:20 a.m.

    China recently announced plans to complete its Beidou satellite-based positioning system by June. The navigational system is key to the development of 5G technology and already provides services to about 120 countries, many of which are part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, Nikkei reports.

  • Malaysia Seeks China, Japan 5G Expertise | Dec. 13, 2019, 9:20 a.m.

    In order to accomplish a nationwide 5G rollout by the first half of 2020, Malaysia is looking to Chinese and Japanese telecommunications companies to supply the needed technology and expertise. Proposals are currently dominated by Huawei, and Malaysian officials have affirmed the country's willingness to work with the controversial Chinese firm, Nikkei reports.

  • China Curbs Foreign Tech Use | Dec. 9, 2019, 9:38 a.m.

    The Chinese Communist Party’s Central Office has ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment and software within three years. The move is part of the government's broader campaign to increase reliance on domestic technology, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Faces Push Back in Germany | Dec. 6, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

    Amid rising concern about Chinese technology companies, German legislators are challenging a government proposal that would allow the use of Huawei equipment in the country's 5G network, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Shifts to Japanese Suppliers | Nov. 21, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

    As the U.S. ban on sales to Huawei forces the company to turn to other suppliers, Huawei is increasingly looking to Japan for procurement and R&D collaboration, Nikkei reports.

  • Huawei Named for New Zealand 5G | Nov. 20, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

    Spark, New Zealand's second-largest mobile carrier, has named Huawei as one of its preferred 5G vendors and intends to procure equipment from the Chinese company; however, New Zealand's government may still refuse to grant approval due to security concerns and U.S. pressure, Nikkei reports.

  • China Doubles Down on Its Digital Silk Road | Nov. 14, 2019, 9 a.m.

    While the core focus of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is on traditional infrastructure deployments, it is evident that the Digital Silk Road is a key part of the overall BRI strategy, and China will leverage technology to increase its influence along the route.

  • Watching Huawei's Safe Cities | Nov. 4, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

    Huawei’s “Safe City” products, including facial recognition and surveillance technology, have fueled concerns that China is exporting authoritarianism. A new dataset analyzes Huawei’s growing global footprint, questions the benefits its technology provides, and identifies issues for further research.

  • China Debuts 5G | Oct. 31, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

    China rolled out commercial 5G services today, which are anticipated to add $2.4 billion and almost 20 million jobs to China's economy over the next ten years, Nikkei reports.

  • Planning Ahead for 6G | Oct. 31, 2019, 9:41 a.m.

    While Chinese carriers are expected to lauch the world's largest 5G network, on Thursday, Sony, NTT and Intel announced that they will form a partnership to work on 6G mobile network technology, to be announced around 2030. The three new partners want to establish an organization in the U.S. by next spring, reports Nikkei.

  • U.S. FCC to Vote on Huawei Ban | Oct. 29, 2019, 9:29 a.m.

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote in November on whether to classify Huawei and ZTE as a national security risk, a decision that could block U.S. rural carriers from using FCC funding to purchase Huawei products or services.