Thursday 6th August 2020

  • IT Conslting, Digital Transformation with IT Services
    • Bill Gates says U.S. data from TikTok safe with Microsoft

      Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said the software giant, which is in talks to acquire the U.S. business of Chinese-owned video app TikTok, is careful about promises to keep data safe and wouldn’t do anything viewed as “hostile” as it navigates U.S. and Chinese concerns. In an interview with Bloomberg Television on Tuesday, Gates said that the acquisition of TikTok was very special and involved many issues of principle. He said Microsoft has made a lot of investments in China. They recruit engineers from all over the world, including China. He added that Microsoft also attaches great importance to...

    • TikTok CEO slams Facebook for dirty fight ‘disguised as patriotism’ TikTok CEO slams Facebook for dirty fight 'disguised as patriotism'

      TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for using patriotism as a disguise to attack the China-oriented app and compete unfairly. TikTok is currently one of the most popular apps among teenagers in the U.S.; its all-time downloads surpassed 2 billion in April. Sensor Tower reports that TikTok was the third most-downloaded app after WhatsApp and Messenger, ahead of Facebook and Instagram. The other four apps are all owned by Facebook, so TikTok is a serious threat to Facebook’s monopoly in social apps. TikTok and Facebook also have the same demographic group as target, Generation Z, a...

    • Huawei: Why is it being banned from the UK’s 5G network?

      The UK government has announced a series of measures to remove the Chinese phone-maker Huawei from the UK’s 5G mobile networks. It will ban UK mobile providers from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after the end of this year and they will have to remove all of its 5G kit from their networks by 2027. The government had previously said Huawei could be involved in the project but it changed its mind following growing security concerns about China. What is Huawei? Huawei was founded in 1987 in Shenzhen, southern China, by Ren Zhengfei, a former army officer. It started...

    • UK bans Huawei from 5G network across United Kingdom huawei banned in uk for 5g network expansion

      The UK will not allow Huawei’s participation in its 5G network development, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told UK lawmakers on Tuesday. Dowden has given telecoms operators until 2027 to remove Huawei equipment already implemented in Britain’s 5G network. By the end of 2020, telecoms operators must not buy any new 5G equipment from Huawei. The decision will delay the UK-wide rollout of the new 5G network, which offers vastly higher capabilities than previous wireless technologies, by up to three years and add an additional $2.5 billion to the cost, Dowden said. “This has not been an easy decision, but...

    • Huawei posts 19.1 percent rise in 2019 sales revenue huawei chinese telecom equipment company

      Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Tuesday reported a 19.1 percent rise year on year in sales revenue, at 858.8 billion yuan (around 122.9 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019, boosted by a 34-percent surge in sales for its consumer business. Meanwhile, the company spent 15.3 percent of its revenue, or 131.7 billion yuan (about 18.6 billion U.S. dollars), on research and development last year, with its total R&D expenditure over the past decade now exceeding 600 billion yuan. The consumer business, which accounts for almost half of the whole business, continued to see robust growth last year, up by 34...

    • Xi stresses high-standard, high-quality preparations for 2022 Winter Olympics

      Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday offered his congratulations on the opening of the high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host city of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Xi stressed the significance of the high-speed railway line, saying its launch marked a new progress in the preparations for the Winter Olympics and called for high-standard and high-quality advancing of related work.

    • China completes core constellation of navigation system BDS-3 BeiDou-China completes core constellation of navigation system BDS-3

      China successfully launched two satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province on Monday, marking the completion of the deployment of the core constellation of the BDS-3 global system, according to China Satellite Navigation Office. The two satellites are the 52nd and 53rd satellites of the BDS satellite family that were launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket. At this point, all satellites in the middle earth orbit of BDS-3 global system have been launched, which will further improve system service performance and user experience, and lay a...

    • Portugal announces first 5G city in cooperation with China’s Huawei Portugal announces first 5G city in cooperation with China's Huawei

      Portuguese telecommunications operator NOS announced on Wednesday that it had fully covered Matosinhos, a city in the northern Porto district, with 5G signals in partnership with Chinese technology giant Huawei, making it “the first” fifth generation mobile city in Portugal. “The NOS 5G network is fully operational and piloted by the local authority, companies and research centers for the development of leveraged use cases in this technology,” NOS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Miguel Almeida said in a statement, according to Portuguese Lusa News Agency, adding that the 5G coverage was made “in partnership with Huawei.” “By providing Matosinhos with...

    • Huawei launches ‘world’s most powerful’ AI chip Ascend 910 Huawei

      Huawei unveiled its new AI chip “Ascend 910” and an open-source AI software framework “MindSpore” on Friday. The Chinese telecom equipment giant claimed the new chip has “more computing power than any other AI processor in the world.” The bold claim was backed by Huawei’s own test showing the chip can deliver 256 TFLOPS of performance for FP16 operations at 310W power consumption. For a quick comparison, Nvidia’s Telsa V100 chip can only deliver 125 TFLOPS at 300W power. Google’s TPU v3 is even slower with a number in the two digits. What’s more, Huawei promised that the price...

    • Iran unveils new missile defence system, calls US talks ‘useless’

      Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inducted a locally built air-defence system into the country’s missile defence network at an unveiling ceremony in the capital, Tehran. The display of the new system, Bavar-373, on Tuesday came amid heightened tensions with the United States, which last year unilaterally withdrew from a multinational nuclear deal signed between world powers and Iran and reimposed crippling sanctions on it. Iranian officials have previously called Bavar, which means “believe” in Farsi, the country’s first domestically produced long-range missile defence system. Iran began production after the purchase of Russia’s S-300 system was suspended in 2010 due...