As governments around the world struggle to come to terms with the initial banning of Huawei products by US President Donald Trump and the whiplash of his subsequent decision to lift it, Malaysia has taken a firm stance by choosing not to rush blindly into judgment, preferring to approach the subject of 5G cybersecurity in a liberal manner instead of pandering to the West’s seemingly baseless accusations towards the Chinese telecommunications colossus.
Optus has called for new mobile tower rules as the current rules in place in Australia are unfit for the deployment for 5G networks.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country’s anti-monopoly regulator, has started investigating Google’s Android business in India last year after receiving several complaints.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are facing scrutiny following the horrific terrorist attack in New Zealand.
The fifth court hearing for Meng Wanzhou's case took place in Canada on May 8. Huawei issued a statement regarding this hearing in which it reveals three new and important disclosures that the lawyers for Ms. Meng made in court. From the outset, Huawei has expressed confidence in Ms. Meng’s innocence. “We have maintained that her U.S.-ordered arrest was an unlawful abuse of process – one guided by political considerations and tactics, not by the rule of law.”
The European Union and Japan finalized common rules to protect personal information, and launched what they called the “world's largest areas of safe data flows”. Firms can transfer data now that the executive European Commission finds that Japanese law offers “a comparable level of protection of personal data,” the commission said.
Australian regulators blocked the multi-billion-dollar merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom, in a surprise announcement that sent shares in the two firms plunging.
China and Myanmar have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the educational field and ICT talent development in particular with a new MoU signed by Chinese colossus Huawei and Myanmar’s Rectors’ Committee under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.
A public consultation has been launched by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to determine the suitable regulatory framework needed for 5G technology in order to start deploying the technology by 2020.
In the sale of 120 MHz of spectrum in both 900MHz and 1800MHz bands, Hong Kong’s government was able to earn HKD6 billion ($767 million).