U.S. in talks with Huawei CFO on deal to resolve criminal charges: WSJ

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada November 16, 2020.

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GUANGZHOU, China — The U.S. government is in talks with Huawei’s chief finance officer, Meng Wanzhou, about a deal that could see her released back to China from Canada if she admits wrongdoing in the case against her, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Lawyers for Meng have spoken to officials at the U.S. Department of Justice in recent weeks about entering a so-called deferred prosecution agreement, the WSJ said. More discussions are scheduled for this week with the aim of striking a deal before the end of the Trump administration, the report added.

The Department of Justice was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC. Huawei declined to comment on the WSJ report.

Meng was 

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Brazilian soy farmers try 5G technology with Huawei equipment

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian farm state of Goias rolled out a pilot project on Thursday to increase productivity and take fast action against disease using fifth-generation technology and equipment provided by China’s Huawei Technologies Co.

The rollout of the agricultural support application for soy farmers comes at a time when Brazil’s government is considering whether to ban the use of Huawei equipment in next year’s auction of 5G frequencies spectrum to telecom companies.

The 5G communications will allow producers to improve crops through the collection of information by sensors placed in the fields, on harvesters and drones, so that it can be readily crossed with meteorological and humidity data, said Huawei Brasil marketing director Tiago Fontes.

Combining fast broadband communications with real time cloud data processing will give farmers in one hour information that used to take three days so they can rapidly take actions against diseases and other

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Huawei expands optical networking portfolio

Huawei announced it will further upgrade its Optical Networking 2.0 platform first introduced in 2019. At the company’s Optical Network Innovation Forum, it announced plans to support 800G, ‘smart’ O&M and additional premium services for operators. 

To date, Huawei has helped global operators build over 120 200G commercial networks. Huawei’s 800G optical module supports an adjustable line rate ranging from 200 to 800 Gbps and 20 percent longer transmission distance using a unique Channel Matched Shaping (CMS) algorithm. The Super C-Band system provides up to 120 channels and supports evolution to Super C+L. 

The platform also simplifies sites to help reduce TCO. On the electrical layer, Huawei’s Liquid OTN reduces per-site latency by 70 percent and supports 100-fold more connections by breaking bandwidth into 2M hard slices. On the optical layer, Huawei’s new compact OXC product OSN 9800 P32C is flexible enough to fit various scenarios. It also slashes the

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UK to ban new Huawei gear installations after Sept

LONDON (AP) — Wireless carriers in the U.K. won’t be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September 2021, the British government said Monday, hardening its line against the Chinese technology company.

The deadline is part of a roadmap the British government is laying down to remove “high risk” equipment suppliers with draft legislation that aims to tighten telecommunications security requirements.

The government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July banned Huawei from having a role in building Britain’s next-generation mobile phone networks over security concerns triggered by U.S. sanctions. Britain and other European countries have started to fall in line after the U.S. lobbied allies to shun Huawei over fears its equipment could be used by China’s communist rulers to facilitate electronic espionage.

Telecom operators were ordered to stop buying Huawei 5G equipment by the end of the year and have until 2027 to rip

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UK bans installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September

The UK government is banning the installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021 as part of its plans to phase out the Chinese firm’s technology by 2027, The Financial Times reports. The decision follows the government’s announcement in July that firms would be barred from buying new equipment from January 2021 over national security concerns.

The announcement means that any telecoms companies who have stockpiled Huawei equipment ahead of the January cutoff will now not be able to use this for long-term 5G rollouts. The Financial Times reports that some companies have been stockpiling this equipment since summer. Firms will still be allowed to maintain old equipment after September, according to BBC News.

New legislation set to be debated in Parliament this week will start the process of enshrining the ban in law and set out how it will be

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UK Will Ban the Installation of Huawei 5G Equipment in 2021

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The UK has taken another step towards removing Huawei from its 5G network. On Sunday, the British government announced that the country’s telecommunications companies would not be allowed to install new 5G equipment from Huawei after September 2021, Bloomberg reported.

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According to Bloomberg, although the UK announced in July that telecom providers would have to remove Huawei equipment from their networks by the end of 2027, the new restriction could accelerate the plans telecom providers had in place to overhaul their systems. The telecom providers were already prohibited from purchasing new 5G equipment from Huawei beginning in January 2021.

Bloomberg reported that telecom carriers will also be banned from outsourcing service management to Huawei beginning in April 2021.

“We are taking bold steps to implement one of the toughest telecoms security regimes in the world,”

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Problems downloading Google apps on your Huawei smartphone? This is the reason

The conflict between the Chinese technology company and the US government could prevent you from using your favorite applications.

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If you recently released a Huawei brand smartphone , you may have a problem installing Google applications. The reason behind the new “failure” would be the fight that the United States government maintains against the Chinese multinational.

Last September, Huawei announced that its devices would no longer have Google services by default. Despite the decision, there were ways to download the tech giant’s apps, but now they are failing. In addition, it is possible that smartphones that already had Google installed also begin to present difficulties.

A Reddit user reported problems downloading the

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U.K. Unveils 5G Plan Banning Huawei Installations From September

(Bloomberg) — The U.K. will ban the installation of 5G equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co. by the end of next September.

A Huawei logo sits on display inside a Huawei Technologies Co. store at Menlyn Park Shopping Center in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Telecom company Rain said it has set up South Africa's first commercial fifth-generation mobile network in two large cities using equipment from China's Huawei.

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A Huawei logo sits on display inside a Huawei Technologies Co. store at Menlyn Park Shopping Center in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Telecom company Rain said it has set up South Africa’s first commercial fifth-generation mobile network in two large cities using equipment from China’s Huawei.

The restriction, first reported by Bloomberg last Monday, is part of a 250 million-pound ($333 million) package of measures brought in to diversify Britain’s wireless supply chain announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The stricter rules may also help fend off a challenge from lawmakers in the ruling Conservative Party seeking tighter restrictions on the Chinese network equipment maker.


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British ministers announced in July that Shenzhen-based Huawei would be totally

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Is Xiaomi the new Huawei?

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Prior to the crippling US trade ban, the folks at Huawei were looking set to take the fight to Samsung. Huawei drew level with (and eventually passed) Apple for the number two spot globally, enjoying a ton of momentum in the few years prior to the sanctions.

Almost a year post-ban, Huawei even managed to pass Samsung for the coveted number one spot in Q2 2020. However, this was due to a combination of unprecedented circumstances. At the time, China was recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic while Samsung’s strongholds of Europe and North America were just being hit by it.

The latest Q3 2020 figures indeed strongly suggest that Huawei’s number one spot was due to these circumstances. The Chinese brand has since slipped down the order in many locales. Huawei’s US-induced slide has also opened the door for many brands to take advantage and it looks like Xiaomi has

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Huawei founder says American politicians wants to kill the company

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  • Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei addressed Honor employees in a written speech on Thursday.
  • He said that some American politicians want to kill the company.
  • He also encouraged Honor to become Huawei’s competitor after the two companies split.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei reportedly posted an emotionally-charged farewell speech for departing Honor employees on Thursday.

According to Reuters, Zhengfei addressed the sub-brand on the company’s employee forum and blamed its recent sale on the spate of US sanctions. His comments line up with Huawei’s recent statement where it said that it’s under “tremendous pressure” from the US government.

“Wave after wave of severe US sanctions against Huawei has led us to finally understand, certain American politicians want to kill us, not just correct us,” Zhengfei said in his speech.

While Huawei could deal with the difficulties, it didn’t want to risk the livelihood of

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