US President Donald Trump said he was working with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to prevent telecom giant ZTE from going out of business after it was hit by an American technology sales ban.
Leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei hosted its annual Middle East Partner Summit in Dubai on 7 May. Taking place under the theme 'Leading New ICT, the Road to Win-win Ecosystem', the summit hosted participants from 12 countries across the Middle East who gathered to form a collaborative platform in order to explore the current requirements for a successful digital transformation and ushering in the Artificial Intelligence era, exchange ideas, share success stories and best practices, targeted at empowering Huawei's channel partners in order to increase their ability to cater to the region's increasingly demanding technology innovation needs, and to establish an open and collaborative ecosystem.
Chinese telecommunications vendor ZTE has announced that it has been forced to suspend its major operating activities following the ban imposed by the US government. However, in a statement released by the company, ZTE did state that it was working tirelessly to find a resolution to the issue.
The escalating tensions between China and the US show no signs of abating following the decision by Pentagon officials to ban the use of Huawei and ZTE smartphones by US army personnel at military bases. The US has launched an incessant offensive against both Chinese vendors in the last number of months.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that it has worked with Google to implement its next generation operating system, Android P, on select Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platforms. By having early access to Android P, Qualcomm Technologies optimized its software on Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 Mobile Platforms to ensure readiness for OEMs to upgrade to Android P at the time of launch.
China has reportedly urged the US to reconsider its ban on telecommunications vendor ZTE during crunch trade talks between the global superpowers in Beijing. The US has imposed a seven year ban on American companies from selling services and equipment to the Chinese vendor after it claimed ZTE had failed to comply with its trade rules.
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, and Colt Technology Services have further progressed their blockchain Proof of Concept (PoC). Additional members of the ITW Global Leaders' Forum (GLF) are also getting involved in the initiative.
Huawei Consumer Business Group announced that the Huawei P20 Pro has become one of its bestselling smartphone devices in the UAE for 2018. After only one week of being on public pre-booking, the Huawei P20 Pro has overtaken last year's Huawei P10 Plus, outselling its predecessor by three times on the first sale day to become the most successful Huawei P series ever sold by Huawei in the UAE.
Nokia has acquired Space Time Insight to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of new IoT applications for key vertical markets.
Huawei's global partners Microsoft, Thales, and SAP have discussed the importance of building a collaborative ICT ecosystem for business driven innovation that is relevant to the UAE.