Pressure on Merkel to exclude Huawei

08 January 2020

The push comes after Berlin in October released a new “security catalogue” for telecoms networks, which critics said lacks teeth

The push comes after Berlin in October released a new “security catalogue” for telecoms networks, which critics said lacks teeth

A group of MPs from Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is pressing the German chancellor to keep Chinese vendor company Huawei out of the country’s 5G network, for the sake of national security. 

The push comes after Berlin in October released a new “security catalogue” for telecoms networks, which critics said lacks teeth because it only obliges Huawei to sign a “no spy” clause while generally opening 5G tenders to the Chinese telecoms giant. 

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Oman’s 5G roadmap

08 January 2020

Ooredoo have recently rolled out 5G operational trials, demonstrations and experience zones at stores in Muscat and Salalah (pictured)

Ooredoo have recently rolled out 5G operational trials, demonstrations and experience zones at stores in Muscat and Salalah (pictured)

Oman’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) has granted telecom operators Omantel and Ooredoo the right to use a 100MHz 5G spectrum, which will offer endless opportunities for upgrading their services. 

Both firms will construct and install 4,400 stations in the Sultanate to operate 5G technology in the next five years, including 1,000 stations in the year 2019-2020. 

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Controllis introduces 'carbon neutral' power solution

05 December 2019

A bright future for IIoT

Controllis hybrid DC generator

Controllis, a supplier of hybrid power systems for mobile network operators (MNOs) and tower companies, has developed a site power system that it said is carbon neutral and will help support a net zero emissions economy.

Based on the company's globally deployed Modular48 DC power system (which the firm said already reduces carbon emissions by up to 90% by harnessing solar power and rechargeable lithium ion batteries) Controllis Zero will allow MNOs and tower companies to overcome the final 10% of the CO2emissions challenge.

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China pulls funding for NetOne expansion

08 November 2019

China has indefinitely suspended funding for NetOne’s US$71m expansion project, according to the Zimbabwean media.

The measure is said to have been introduced after the government seized the investment capital, deposited in an escrow account, to obtain foreign currency.

These funds have been converted into a local unit through the Zimbabwe Reserve Bank (RBZ).

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