Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's censorship rules after it withdrew its search engine from China eight years ago due to censorship and hacking. However, it is now working on a project for the country codenamed “Dragonfly”.

Read more: Google aims for a comeback in China with censor-friendly search engine

According to the Economic Times, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular paid INR 73 billion ($1 billion) in a combination of cash and bank guarantees to the country’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in order to clear the last major obstacle related to the pair’s delayed merger.

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Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, overtook Apple in second quarter of 2018 to become number two smartphone vendor globally for the first time. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide, Huawei earned 15.8 per cent market ahead of Apple at 12.1 per cent.

Read more: Apple loses the second largest smartphone maker title to Huawei

T-Mobile and Nokia announced a landmark $3.5 billion agreement to accelerate the deployment of a nationwide 5G network. Nokia will provide T-Mobile with its complete end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio, assisting the Un-carrier in its efforts to bring its 5G network to market for customers in the critical first years of the 5G cycle.

Read more: The world’s largest 5G deal announced

South Korea’s three major mobile operators have all formally agreed to work together and launch their 5G networks together at the same time next year, in an effort to avoid the inevitable excessive competition a deployment of this scale and magnitude would traditionally conjure up.

Read more: South Korea’s major mobile operators agree to launch 5G networks together

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