Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei fired off a companywide email warning that a slowdown in the sale of its 5G gear could lead to job cuts.
The Financial Times newspaper in the U.K. obtained the email in which Ren, who is also the company's founder, cautioned that a slowdown in the company's fortunes could be in the offing due to security concerns by the United States and other countries over using its 5G and telecommunications gear.
"In the coming years, the overall situation will probably not be as bright as imagined, we have to prepare for times of hardship," Ren said, according to The Financial Times. "We also need to give up some mediocre employees and lower labor expenses.".
Monday, January 21, 2019
Working with IBM will allow Juniper to "collaborate with them on innovative solutions for our cloud-first business model," said Juniper CIO Bob Worrall in a statement.
Juniper, like many large enterprises, has a mix of cloud native and legacy applications and workloads. "The Juniper program will help them design and build the right multi-cloud environment, and mange those workloads on a combination of clouds," said Bill Lambertson, director of cloud industry solutions at IBM.
Under the seven-year agreement, IBM will use its IBM Services Platform with Watson to help manage Juniper's support systems including data centers, help desks, and data and voice networks.
This year seems to have picked up from where 2018 left off for Huawei Technologies, with more countries lining up to effectively block use of the Chinese vendor's equipment in 5G networks. This time it is Germany's turn.
According to a report in German broadsheet Handelsblatt, the German government is actively considering stricter security requirements and other ways to exclude Huawei equipment from the country's 5G networks. The paper noted that the government will not and cannot ban certain companies from the German market. Instead, it is discussing setting security standards that Huawei could not achieve, effectively blocking its participation.
Changes to the German telecommunications law were also under consideration, Handelsblatt added. Germany's BDI industry association told Reuters that no vendor should be excluded from 5G if there is no evidence against them.
It has been previously reported that senior German officials were attempting to convince their government to prevent German telecom operators from using Huawei equipment.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Why India should not go with the global wind of shortcoming with Chinese vendors like Huawei and ZTE.
Amidst the much hype of 5G and intense attempts to thwarts the challenges around and gain the leads, there are interesting insights to be watched and allude for.
I took some in context of Indian turmoil to include Huawei and ZTE in its 5G test bed plan.
There are few industry cues to go with Huawei on 5G, or in general for Chinese vendors.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
SureCall, a leading manufacturer of cell phone signal boosters, announced the release of Force8, the first 5G signal booster designed to improve cellular connectivity in commercial buildings.
The company launched the new product, which will be available in the second quarter of this year, at the 2019 International Commerical Electronics (CES) show taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.
"Our competitors do not have a 5G signal booster. We are the first to market with this technology. Force8 represents a significant first step toward supporting a successful deployment of the 5G network," said Hongtao Zhan, founder and CEO of SureCall, in an interview with In-Building Tech.
SureCall's Force8 signal booster is engineered to improve non-millimeter wave 5G cellular signals for T-Mobile US' 600 MHz band and AT&T 2.3 GHz mid-band spectrum and boost cellular service for all U.S. carriers' 3G and 4G LTE signals.