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Wednesday 17 April 2024
Huawei vs. Samsung: who leads the global communication equipment race?
In a market landscape fraught with geopolitical tensions, Huawei has managed to retain its top position globally in the communication equipment sector for 2023.
Monday 15 April 2024
Chinese telecom bidding market rebounds, stoking replenishment demand for network ICs
The Chinese telecom bidding market is on the upswing, as major tenders are being issued by key telecom operators.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Starlink connects Southeast Asia's skies
SpaceX's satellite communication service, Starlink, has embarked on an ambitious expansion journey, with a keen focus on penetrating the lucrative Southeast Asian market. The service has already established a footprint in nations such as the Philippines and Malaysia and now sets its sights on Indonesia.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
How will AI reshape the telecom industry landscape?
In the relentless surge of AI, spearheaded by the ascent of Large Language Models (LLMs), a transformative wave is sweeping through industries, igniting fresh prospects, particularly for server providers and cooling specialists. Yet, it's the communication sector that stands poised for profound disruption. Industry insiders assert that AI's integration into telecommunications is not just inevitable but already underway, with major international players fortifying their infrastructural groundwork in anticipation of its widespread application.
Tuesday 9 April 2024
How Huawei survives in the face of western containment
In an ever-intensifying Sino-US conflict, one battleground stands out: the global telecommunications sector. At the center of this fray is Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that has faced relentless pressure from a US-led Western alliance of countries, over alleged security concerns.
Monday 1 April 2024
Major Chinese telecom companies slow infrastructure investment, target AI computing power
China's three major telecommunications companies announced plans to target cloud computing power and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Thursday 28 March 2024
Taiwan and US to jump light years ahead of photonics curve
Taiwan and the US have a long tradition of technical cooperation.
Monday 25 March 2024
Woe betide suppliers as Apple kills Micro LED division
Suppliers will suffer as the second major Apple division bites the dust.
Monday 25 March 2024
EU takes a sledgehammer to Apple's walled garden
With a mountain of anti-trust lawsuits and monopoly-killing legislation on the horizon, things are getting rotten for Apple.
Monday 25 March 2024
Unlocking 5G-A: standalone networks and mmWaves on the horizon
With over five years since the inception of 5G commercialization, the global mobile communications standard organization, 3GPP, has propelled the technology into the realm of Release 18. This heralds the arrival of the 5G-Advanced era, yet two critical features outlined in earlier standards, standalone networks (SA) and millimeter waves, have yet to realize their full potential. Their adoption remains sluggish, prompting speculation about the timeline for their widespread implementation.
Friday 22 March 2024
Apple CEO Tim Cook reported to Chinese government, accused of false advertising in Shanghai
The Apple chief's trip to Shanghai was generally well received.
Friday 22 March 2024
Taiwan's wartime communications network under magnifying lens
Communications technology has long been integral to warfare, and the wartime resilience of telecommunications infrastructure is especially critical as it underpins military Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities. For instance, the US Department of Defense believes that the joint force has to be commanded across all warfighting domains and throughout the electromagnetic spectrum, and a Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) was laid out to guide and implement this vision.
Thursday 21 March 2024
China unveils policy to boost replacement of industrial equipment and consumer electronics
The China State Council launched a policy to promote industrial upgrades.
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Satellite 2024 zooms on how GEO companies adapt to LEO challenges
The Satellite 2024, the world's largest satellite event, is held grandly in Washington from March 18 to 21. Over the past year, the satellite industry has matured, with an increasing number of satellite launches and advancing launch technologies. Meanwhile, the launch costs are decreasing, driving the satellite industry into the next phase and attracting more market participants.
Monday 18 March 2024
Huawei global revenue returns to 'normality' in 2023 after weathering severe tests
Huawei held a partner summit on March 14-15, 2024. David Wang, executive director and chairman of Huawei's ICT Infrastructure Managing Board, pointed out from the outset that Huawei has weathered severe tests, with global revenue exceeding CNY700 billion in 2023, a year-on-year increase of over 9%, and operations returning to normality.
Monday 18 March 2024
Taiwan strengthens satellite comms in preparation for war
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom signed a satellite deal with UK government-invested OneWeb.
Monday 18 March 2024
Google set to revolutionize smartphones with satcom integration
Tech giant Google is poised to lead the charge in integrating satellite communication capabilities into its Pixel lineup.
Monday 18 March 2024
Weekly news roundup: US launches O-RAN offensive to dethrone Huawei in telecom battle
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories in the week of March 11 – March 15.
Friday 15 March 2024
Operation O-RAN: The US plan to neutralize Huawei (and why it will work)
The US has a devastating not-secret plan to beat Huawei once and for all.
Tuesday 12 March 2024
South Korea's telecom titans spearhead global AI push with LLM and SLM at MWC 2024
South Korea's telecom powerhouses, SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+, are supercharging their efforts in AI, rolling out cutting-edge large and small language models (LLM and SLM) to stake their claim in the global AI arena alongside international partners.
Monday 11 March 2024
AI-RAN: transforming telecom at MWC 2024
At MWC 2024, the spotlight wasn't just on the latest Generative AI advancements; there was also a palpable buzz around the burgeoning Open RAN initiatives led by telecom titans.
Monday 11 March 2024
O-RAN revolutionizes telecom: a disruptive force or a strategic alliance?
In the cutthroat world of telecommunications, a seismic shift is underway. With its promise of openness and flexibility, Open Radio Access Network (Open Radio Access Network) is challenging the long-standing supremacy of giants like Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, ZTE, and Samsung Electronics in core network equipment. As Huawei's technical prowess and competitive pricing send shockwaves across the globe, traditional powerhouses in Europe, the US, and Japan are feeling the heat, prompting the birth of O-RAN.
Monday 11 March 2024
Weekly news roundup: Xiaomi 14 Ultra ushers in the era of satellite-enabled smartphones
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories in the week of March 4 – March 8
Friday 8 March 2024
2024 Industry Outlook (7): The reflexive point of US-China relationship
Looking at the world's total GDP, which has increased 25 times over the past 70 years, we can also look at Taiwan's experience and find a few turning points in time to explore in detail the key factors that drove the growth.
Friday 8 March 2024
China draws up national strategic industry list, with Quantum and AI as top priority
China's Premier Li Qiang said in his work report to the National People's Congress that the government will formulate a strategy for the development of strategic emerging industries, and push forward a series of major science and technology projects to achieve major strategic and industrial development goals, with quantum computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and big data among the top priorities.
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Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Taiwan IPC makers pushing integrated services to boost profits and to see revenues grow in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research