US bill looks to stop US govt from working with Huawei, ZTE

(Telecompaper) A new bill has been introduced to Congress to prohibit any part of the US government from working with Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE. Republican Congressman Mike Conaway, who introduced the bill, said Chinese commercial technology was a “vehicle for the Chinese government to spy on United States federal agencies, posing a severe national security threat”. …read more

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SoftBank mulls launch of mobile unit IPO this year

(Telecompaper) SoftBank has announced it is considering an initial public offering for its mobile phone unit. SoftBank plans to list its wireless unit in Tokyo and overseas this year and the offering could bring in about CNY 2 trillion (approximately USD 18 billion), the Nikkei reported. Listing the shares is one of the options, but no decision has been made to officially proceed with the IPO, the company said in a statement. …read more

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Signal encrypts Skype messages

(Telecompaper) Encrypted messaging app Signal was selected by Microsoft to encrypt its Sykpe messages. Microsoft joins a growing list of organisations including WhatsApp, Google, Facebook, and Signal itself that have integrated the open source Signal Protocol into their messaging platform. …read more

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Automotive, telecom, ITS companies unveil mobile C-V2X trials in Japan

(Telecompaper) Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT Docomo, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The trial’s objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in their Release 14 specifications. The trial is expected to begin in 2018. …read more

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Automotive, telecom, ITS companies unveil mobile C-V2X trials in Japan

(Telecompaper) Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT Docomo, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The trial’s objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in their Release 14 specifications. The trial is expected to begin in 2018. …read more

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