The Hong Kong government has announced that it is extending the deadline of applications for a subsidy scheme to 5G development.
Chinese ministry opposes US order to revoke China Telecom licence
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has voiced opposition regarding a recent ban by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on China Telecom’s US subsidiary.
India Approves 5G Spectrum Auction, Includes Bandwidth for Private Networks
India will be holding a 5G spectrum auction by the end of July, with frequencies set aside for private mobile networks.
India announces major telecoms reforms to boost industry
The Union Cabinet approved on Wednesday several structural and process reforms in a relief package targeting the telecom sector to ensure its healthy growth in a digital era.
Telenor sale could endanger Myanmar activists
The sale of Telenor’s Myanmar subsidiary could place the personal data of its 18 million customers in the junta’s hands. As Telenor finalizes the sale of its Myanmar business to a military-linked group, concerns have been raised that sensitive data will be infringed, and that families of activists in hiding will be put in harm’s way.
South Korea approved bill for Google and Apple to allow third-party in-app payment
South Korea’s parliament has approved of a bill on Tuesday, the first of its kind in the world, requiring Google and Apple to allow users to pay for in-app purchases via alternative payment systems, as opposed to software developers using only their payment systems for in-app purchases.
Telenor Myanmar evaluating prices owing to tax amendments
Telenor Myanmar is evaluating tax amendments declared earlier this month and assessing how the changes will impact the pricing of its products and services.
Huawei CFO case: defense says US extradition request info ‘unreliable’
In a bid to persuade a Canadian court from refusing the US government’s extradition request of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, defense lawyers have questioned the reliability of information provided by the United States.
Apple warns Thai rapper of state hacking
Apple has sent messages to a Thai rapper and at least five other government critics warning that state-sponsored hackers could be accessing their data remotely, as well as accessing their iPhones’ camera and microphone.
Korean court orders Netflix to pay for network usage
Netflix has been ordered by a Seoul court to pay network usage fees to mobile carriers. This decision was reached after Netflix brought SK Broadband, the internet protocol subsidiary of SK Telecom to court, following a complaint filed against Netflix with the Korea Communications Commission in November 2019. Netflix had asked the court to review if the US-based over-the-top (OTT) content provider is obligated to pay for SK Broadband’s network usage.