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Huawei and NTT Docomo have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, one of largest commercial areas in Japan. In this trial, the downlink data transmissions were achieved at a maximum speed over 2Gbps on a testing vehicle which was equipped with a user equipment equivalent to a mobile phone, while driving at speeds over 20km per hour.
China Unicom has partnered with Huawei to deploy Huawei's AntiDDoS8000 products on backbone network nodes across China. This constitutes the largest anti-DDoS system on China Unicom's network and provides comprehensive anti-DDoS protection capabilities for their customers.
Apple announced on Wednesday it is giving one of its laser manufacturers, Finisar, US$390 million. Finisar larer clarified that Apple had not made a debt or equity investment in the company.
Google is deepening its push into artificial intelligence (AI) by opening a research center in Beijing, China, even though its search services remain blocked in the country. Google said the facility would be the first its kind in Asia and would aim to employ local talent.
Corning has announced it has entered into agreements with 3M to purchase substantially all of 3M's Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at approximately US$900 million. The acquisition is expected to close during 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.
Nokia has announced the appointment of Joerg Erlemeier as chief operating officer (COO) and member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT) with immediate effect. Erlemeier will report to Nokia president and CEO Rajeev Suri. Monika Maurer, who previously held the COO position, will support Erlemeier during a transition period and then leave Nokia.
Apple has confirmed its plan to acquire the music-discovery service Shazam. In a statement to Fortune, an Apple spokesperson said that the tech giant is "thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple." While the Apple spokesperson didn't share terms of the deal, the statement did say that "Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit," suggesting the service could be integrated into Apple's own music streaming app.
Huawei held a ceremony to launch the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference. Huawei, together with industry alliance and partners in Northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in Northern Africa in response to industry digital transformation.
Apple says it has issued a fix for an iOS security flaw that left key connected home hardware open to unauthorized third-party access. The bug, which was initially spotted by 9to5Mac, reportedly made it possible for an outside party to access things like smart locks and garage doors.
Apple's work in the health industry has been well reported thus far, but CNBC reports today that the person running Apple's health efforts is leaving the company. Anil Sethi was originally named director of the health team last year, when Apple acquired his medical record startup Gliimps.
Apple is likely to release another new iPhone model with LCD next year, said a source privy to the company's product designs, and it also has tentative plans for two new handsets that use OLED screens.
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Qualcomm has confirmed receipt of Broadcom's nomination of a slate of candidates to replace Qualcomm's existing board of directors at the company's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders.
Apple will ship 13-14 million AirPods in 2017 and 26-28 million units in 2018, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said. Kuo said they're one of the most popular Apple accessories and points to increased supply as one helpful growth driver.
Shares in Dialog Semiconductor, the publicly listed British firm which supplies power management chips for the iPhone and other Apple products, are plunging after its chief executive admitted that Apple could one day bring iPhone chip design in-house.
LG U+ and Huawei have launched Seoul TechCity, a collaborative project that aims to deliver smart city capabilities for the Korean capital, including: Giga Everywhere, mobile enabled digitized industry infrastructure, and the ability to build ecosystems for a digital society.
Qualcomm is seeking to limit sales of the iPhone X in the US with another new round of litigation that accuses Apple of patent infringement.
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iOS 11 is at it again. Following the release of iOS 11.1.1 earlier this month specifically to fix a bizarre typing bug, it turns out that its successor one week later only made things worse. And Apple has now confirmed this nasty surprise...
BOE has set a plan to use its B11 line, which is located in Sichuan, and B12 line that is currently in an investment process as production lines exclusively for Apple.
Apple's next big innovation may be a foldable iPhone that opens and closes like a book. The consumer technology giant filed a patent application last week with the U.S. Patent & Trade Office that details its research into electronic devices with flexible display screens.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL looked like a worthy second attempt at an iPhone-killer from Google. But since launch, the supposed Android flagships have struggled with a laundry list of problems longer than Jay-Z's, like a defective screen, hissing problems, and questionable durability.
The country's largest consumer electronics maker, LG Electronics India, reported 11% sales growth last fiscal year, even as the white goods market grappled with a slowdown in demand post demonetization.
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Kuo puts the current production levels between 440,000 and 550,000 units per day.
When it comes to hiring senior executives, Jack Ma's company is focusing on an elite group - those who have studied at the world's top business schools.
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Three Chinese citizens have been charged with hacking attacks on Moody's Analytics, Siemens and GPS maker Trimble.
The Home Office has signed a GBP210 million (US$279.81 million) contract with Samsung, which will see UK emergency services using the company's 4G smartphones.
It is heard that Samsung Electronics is looking into receiving sensors, which are major parts of fingerprint recognition function, from a Taiwanese manufacturer while it is planning to place fingerprint recognition sensor on the back of Galaxy S9.
Corning is adding manufacturing capacity in Strykow, Poland, driven by strong demand for its fiber optic products and solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. To accommodate the expansion, a second manufacturing facility is under construction adjacent to the existing Corning Optical Communications operation in Strykow. The new plant is expected to open in 2018.
Foxconn, a main supplier for Apple's iPhone, says it has stopped interns from working illegal overtime at its factory in China. It comes after a Financial Times report found at least six students worked 11-hour days at its iPhone X plant in Henan province.
It is heard that the American manufacturer already agreed up to production of test chips and is making preparations accordingly. Chinese manufacturer is a company that develops SoC for mobile devices and is discussing internally about entrusting Samsung rather than Taiwanese companies with production of 7-nano chips.
The upped offer includes more of Broadcom's own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders.
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According to a report from a London newspaper, Apple's offices in South Korea have been raided by regulators, just ahead of the launch of the iPhone X in the country.
On Thanksgiving 2017 the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a possible foldable iPhone model.
Alibaba Group Holding, Auchan Retail and Ruentex Group have announced a strategic alliance that brings together their online and offline expertise to explore new retail opportunities in China's food retail sector.
Huawei and GSA have detailed the requirements for 5G in indoor digitalization in a white paper released at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF) 2017. The 5G-Oriented Indoor Digitalization Solution White Paper addresses development trends in indoor mobile networks and technologies in the 5G era.
Avnet Asia Pacific demonstrated how the IoT can create smarter cities at the recent "Smart City and the IoT Era" summit in Hong Kong.
Apple found that its main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X.
Solid design and low prices helped China's Transsion Holdings overtake Samsung this year to become the number one smartphone company by sales in Africa, and now it is making inroads into India.
"We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers," an Apple spokesperson said. "We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018."
While Qualcomm currently has a more advanced 5G modem, Apple engineers believe Intel's technology will satisfy its requirements for a future iPhone.