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Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

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HuaweiHuawei has unveiled a revamped foldable smartphone, which it says has a much smaller internal gap when closed than that of its main rival Samsung.The Mate X2 marks a major redesign for the Chinese firm. When shut, the large display is now hidden inside the device rather than exposed over its exterior, as was the case with past generations.But its price - about £2,000 ($ 2,800) - is likely to limit demand.And US trade bans also threaten the firm's ability to produce them.The company's consumer devices chief acknowledged the challenges it faced in his opening remarks about the new phone."US sanctions have posed great difficulties to our business operations and day-to-day work," Richard Yu said in a video recorded at the firm's headquarters near Shenzhen."However, thanks to the solid su
UK bans Huawei equipment installations amid stockpiling

UK bans Huawei equipment installations amid stockpiling

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British telecoms providers will be banned from installing 5G equipment manufactured by Huawei from next September, the government has said, even if they still have unused stock.Although British companies were already set to be banned from purchasing new equipment from the end of this year, the new rules will address concerns that radio equipment was being stockpiled to be installed at a later date. In the Commons today, Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden will set out the government's roadmap for removing all Huawei equipment from the UK's 5G networks by 2027 in the second reading of the Telecommunications (Security) Bill, which will make the ban lawful. The move comes as backbench MPs, including those in the Conservative Party's China Research Group, have called for the government to adop...
Britain bans telecoms from installing Huawei equipment from September

Britain bans telecoms from installing Huawei equipment from September

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Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Britain on Monday announced it has ordered domestic telecommunication companies to stop installing Huawei equipment as part of its next generation Internet infrastructure starting in September. Oliver Dowden, the secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, announced the ban with the publication of a roadmap to bar the Chinese tech behemoth from its 5G Internet technology by 2027. Advertisement "We are taking bold steps to implement one of the toughest telecoms security regimes in the world," Dowden said in a statement. "A central part of that is combating high-risk vendors, and I have set out an unambiguous timetable for the complete removal of Huawei equipment from our 5G networks no later than 2027." Monday's ban follows Britain's July announcement that it...
Huawei Mate 40 phones launch despite chip freeze

Huawei Mate 40 phones launch despite chip freeze

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GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment

GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment

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Cyber security analysts tasked with investigating Huawei equipment used in the UK's telecommunications networks discovered a "nationally significant" vulnerability last year.Investigators at the UK's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) found an issue so severe that it was withheld from the company, according to an oversight report published on Thursday. Vulnerabilities are usually software design failures which could allow hostile actors (in particular the Chinese state when it comes to Huawei) to conduct a cyber attack. They are not necessarily intentional and can't be seen as an indication of any hostile intent on the part of the developers themselves. There is a hypothetical concern that Beijing could purposefully design some kind of deniable flaw in Huawei's equipment w...