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Huawei makes inroads in Britain with new R&D center

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Huawei's announcement of the research center comes in the middle of a UK government review of a contested decision to plug the firm's technology into Britain's speedy 5G data network

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on August 2, 2019 people walk past a Huawei logo during the Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Huawei loses out in Singapore 5G bid

Jun 25, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Nokia and Ericsson are chosen as Singapore's main 5G network providers

U.S. eases conditions for working with Huawei on 5G standards

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The US announces a new rule allowing companies to share technology with Huawei for the purpose of developing standards for 5G

Huawei Nova 7SE 5G: Specs, price in the Philippines

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:51 PM

It's currently the cheapest 5G phone in the Philippines

NOVA 7SE. Photo from Huawei

Proposed rule to allow U.S. to work with Huawei in 5G standards meetings – report

May 07, 2020 - 12:16 PM

A new rule drafted by the US Commerce Department will allow US companies and engineers to participate in 5G standards meetings in which Huawei is also a part of

More than 30 firms join alliance calling for 'open' 5G systems

May 06, 2020 - 8:55 AM

The new Open RAN Policy Coalition pushes for an interoperable network using a diverse supply chain, and wants to move away from the practice of using fully integrated systems provided by a single manufacturer

FALSE: 5G networks are connected to coronavirus outbreak

Apr 16, 2020 - 12:37 PM

The World Health Organization says the virus spreads through respiratory droplets, not through radio waves or mobile networks

Apple to consider 5G iPhone launch delay – report

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:08 PM

The Nikkei Asian Review, citing sources familiar with the discussions, says a launch delay of a few months for the 5G iPhone is possible

APPLE. A man wearing walks outside an Apple Store in Beijing on February 22, 2020. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Viral conspiracy theory falsely links 5G to coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 - 5:25 PM

A number of people, including American singer Keri Hilson, believe the new wireless technology is responsible for the emergence and spread of the disease

Globe reports making Philippines' first international 5G video call

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Globe says the call with Thailand's AIS lasted more than 3 minutes, and is done without a glitch

France says it won't bar Huawei from 5G network

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:21 PM

'There is no discrimination towards Huawei... No, Huawei will not be excluded from the 5G in France,' Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says

Samsung S20 sets pace for 5G tech but some regions get 4G-only variants

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:00 AM

While 5G networks still have to find their legs, Samsung offers some future-proofing with the first phone that offers compatibility with both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G

S20 ULTRA. Other than 5G-readiness, the range-topping S20 Ultra also boasts a 100X Space Zoom camera. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

U.S. should buy control of Nokia, Ericsson to fight Huawei – attorney general

Feb 07, 2020 - 12:12 PM

The US has to move quickly to challenge Huawei's dominance in the unfolding, next-generation 5G communications market, says Bill Barr

Huawei flagship is first commercially available 5G phone in the Philippines

Feb 06, 2020 - 8:19 PM

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is now available via Globe

KIRIN 990 5G. The chip powers the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G. Photo from Huawei

Huawei promises 'Made in Europe' 5G for EU

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:57 AM

Huawei says it plans to set up manufacturing hubs in Europe as part of its efforts to curb US pressure to prevent it from operating in the region

HUAWEI. A photograph shows the logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on January 28, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

U.S. says EU understands 5G risks but pushes on Huawei

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:07 PM

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Pompeo reiterates the US determination to bar Huawei and fellow Chinese company ZTE, saying both were 'subject to the direction of the Chinese Communist Party'

5G. A person poses holding a mobile telephone the camera showing a sign advertising 5G mobile telecommunication in a shop in London on January 28, 2020. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

EU announces strict 5G rules, but no Huawei ban

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:51 PM

It recommends EU states avoid 'major dependency on a single supplier' and 'dependency on suppliers considered to be high risk'

HUAWEI. Illuminated Huawei and 5G signs are on display during the 10th Global mobile broadband forum hosted by Chinese tech giant Huawei in Zurich on October 15, 2019. Photo by Stefan Wermuth/AFP

LIST: Samsung, Huawei, OPPO, and Xiaomi flagship phones for 2020

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:30 AM

120Hz screens, 5G-readiness, 12GB RAM – check out what the decade's first batch of flagships is looking to offer

GALAXY S10. Last year's Samsung Galaxy S10 was the first Samsung to carry 5G functionality. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

UK 'to decide on Huawei 5G next week'

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:56 PM

A senior official says Britain has been using Huawei technology in its systems for the past 15 years. Banning Huawei entirely could also cost 'billions' of pounds and delay the rollout of 5G and full-fiber broadband.

HUAWEI. Illuminated Huawei and 5G signs are on display during the 10th Global mobile broadband forum hosted by Chinese tech giant Huawei in Zurich on October 15, 2019. File photo by Stefan Wermuth/AFP

MI5 dismisses UK-U.S. relationship fears over Huawei

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:34 PM

Asked if the intelligence-sharing relationship between the UK and US could be harmed by Huawei developing Britain's 5G, MI5 director general Andrew Parker says, 'I've no reason today to think that'

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on August 2, 2019 people walk past a Huawei logo during the Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Lenovo introduces its 1st foldable PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:15 PM

From phones that turn into tablets, Lenovo showcases a device that transforms from laptop to tablet

X1 FOLD. All photos from Lenovo

Superfast 5G on the slow road at CES 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:46 PM

5G is still in its infancy but more 5G-capable products are expected to be introduced at the annual gadget gala

CES 2020. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and features about 4,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Huawei wins contract to develop German 5G network

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Germany has so far defied pressure to exclude Huawei from taking part in the bidding process, insisting that it would set stringent security conditions

HUAWEI. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

T-Mobile launches 5G service across U.S.

Dec 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The carrier says it 5G network covers 200 million people and 'goes through walls,' outperforming the limited 5G deployment of larger rivals Verizon and AT&T earlier this year

T-MOBILE. The T-Mobile logo is seen outside a shop in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2019. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

Huawei pushes 5G in Southeast Asia, brushing off 'tech war' with U.S.

Nov 03, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Thailand and the Philippines have shrugged off cybersecurity warnings in a rush to exploit the ultra-fast 5G network promised by China's biggest smartphone maker, while Vietnam has edged away from Huawei

HUAWEI 5G. Illuminated Huawei and 5G signs are on display during the 10th Global mobile broadband forum hosted by Chinese tech giant Huawei in Zurich on October 15, 2019. File photo by Stefan Wermuth/AFP

China rolls out 5G services in race to narrow tech gap

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:13 PM

China's 3 major state telecom operators roll out 5G networks on Thursday, October 31

NOW teams up with Korea’s SK Telecom for 5G rollout

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:12 AM

After losing the bid for the 3rd major telco last year, NOW Corporation gets up and joins the race for providing 5G services in the Philippines

PARTNERSHIP. NOW Corporation and SK Telecom team up for 5G. Photo from NOW Corporation

Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Studies are underway assessing the effects of 5G frequencies on one's health, including one by the World Health Organization

ANTI-5G. Opponent of the deployment of antennas for the 5G mobile network service, Swiss Olivier Pahud, holds a placard reading '4G good enough' during a protest staged the four of each month in Geneva, on September 4, 2019. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump, Johnson talk 5G and trade ahead of G7 summit

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:28 AM

The United States is leaning hard on allies to keep out Chinese companies from the fast emerging 5G cellular market

5G TECHNOLOGY. People attend an event to officially announce the achievement of full 5G coverage in Monaco on July 9, 2019. Photo by Valery Hache/ AFP

Globe 5G fixed wireless service now available in Pasig barangay

Jul 31, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Globe claims that by September the service will be available in more areas including Greenpark in Cainta, Rizal; Woodland Hills in Carmona, Cavite; and Carissa Homes 2A and 2B, Palmera Homes in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan

GLOBE 5G ROUTER. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first

Jul 10, 2019 - 1:59 PM

For Huawei vice president Guo Ping, amid all the controversies, the rollout in Monaco represents a major opportunity despite the small size of territory covered

MONACO 5G. People attend an event to officially announce the achievement of full 5G coverage in Monaco on July 9, 2019. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP)

With Air Fiber 5G, Globe becomes 1st to offer 5G in Southeast Asia, 3rd in Asia

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G is a fixed service much like traditional wired fiber services, except a base station beams connectivity to the home as opposed to delivering it via a last-mile wired connection

GLOBE 5G ROUTER. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

First 5G iPhones to launch in 2020 – report

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:02 PM

5G is reportedly coming to two new iPhone models: a 5.4-inch and a 6.7-inch one

IPHONE X. A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Huawei signs a deal with Russian telecoms company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year

Kremlin photo from Shutterstock

China grants 5G licenses for commercial use

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:53 PM

State-owned telecom providers China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Broadcasting Network Corporation receive business licences to operate 5G digital cellular mobile communication services

Huawei chairman says ready to sign 'no-spy' deal with UK

May 15, 2019 - 12:56 PM

'We are willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves, to commit our equipment to meeting the no-spy, no back-door standards,' Huawei chairman Liang Hua says

Globe to pilot 5G in June 2019

May 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Globe says the commercial pilot launch this June will be for home subscribers outside Metro Manila

Britain's FM urges caution over Huawei role in 5G network

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:36 PM

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China's Huawei to build the UK 5G network

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives to attend a service of commemoration and thanksgiving to mark Anzac Day in Westminster Abbey in London on April 25, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

Apr 05, 2019 - 4:19 PM

South Korea's 3 mobile carriers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – hold launch events across Seoul for the Galaxy S10 5G, whose base version costs 1.39 million won, or $1,200

SAMSUNG'S 5G PHONE. The day's first Korea Telecom 5G customers receive a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone at a KT launch event in Seoul on April 5, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

South Korea launches 5G networks early to secure world first

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:34 PM

(UPDATED) Three top telecom providers – SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus – begin their 5G services at 11 pm South Korea time, Wednesday, despite previously announcing the launch date would be April 5

5G LAUNCH. SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho delivers a speech during a launch event for the company's 5G mobile network, in Seoul on April 3, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

South Korea to launch world's first national 5G networks

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The superfast communications heralded by fifth-generation wireless technology will ultimately underpin everything from toasters to telephones; from electric cars to power grids

5G IN SOUTH KOREA. SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho delivers a speech during a launch event for the company's 5G mobile network, in Seoul on April 3, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

PLDT Enterprise aims to stay at the forefront of innovation in 2019

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The group is focusing on 5G evolution, the Internet of Things (IoT), and ICT as major enablers in the Philippines’ digital transformation

World’s first 5G phone to launch April 5 in South Korea – reports

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:18 AM

South Korea may be the first to have a commercially available 5G phone, just days apart from US Verizon's April 11 launch for its Motorola Z3 with 5G attachment

GALAXY S10 5G. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Germany launches 5G auction amid row with U.S. over Huawei

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The German Federal Network Agency will start the auction in Mainz at 0900 GMT on March 19. The process will allocate 41 different frequency blocks.

PLDT on the Huawei question

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Take a glimpse at how PLDT and its heads are approaching the US-Huawei situation

Huawei racks up 5G deals at MWC 2019 despite U.S. pressure

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Huawei announces it had signed 10 commercial contracts or partnership agreements for 5G with 10 telecoms operators, including Switzerland's Sunrise, Iceland's Nova, Saudi Arabia's STC, and Turkey's Turkcell.

HUAWEI'S 5G DEALS. The Huawei logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Here are all the 5G phones we saw at MWC 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:21 AM

It's 5G or bust this year

LOOK FOR THE SYMBOL. Some 5G phones bear the 5G symbol to indicate its 5G-readiness. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

LG joins 5G race with V50 ThinQ 5G

Feb 25, 2019 - 6:44 AM

LG also introduces the G8 ThinQ touting gesture-based navigation

Screenshot from LG product page

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G arrives in May 2019

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Along with the 5G version of the Mi Mix 3, we have news on Xiaomi's Mi 9 and one of its 'internet of things' offerings, an LED smart bulb

OPPO 5G phone arrival in Philippines dependent on infrastructure, telco talks

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:06 PM

In Switzerland, Singapore, and Australia, OPPO's 5G phone is expected to arrive in the 2nd quarter of 2019

5G PHONE. OPPO shows a non-commercial model of their first 5G phone.Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler