China is strongly against other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities, a commerce ministry spokesman said, stressing the US should avoid further damaging bilateral trade relations.
South Korea has launched its first national 5G networks, reportedly two hours before US mobile carrier Verizon started the ultra-fast network nationwide.
The system will bring smartphones near-instantaneous connectivity – 20 times faster than the existing 4G – allowing users to download entire movies in less than a second.
The US has told the German government that it would limit intelligence sharing with Berlin if tech company Huawei is allowed to build Germany’s wireless network to upgrade to 5G.
Europe has become the main battleground in a US campaign to rid Western networks of Chinese telecoms equipment, with Washington accusing Huawei Technologies of spying for Beijing, allegations the company has repeatedly denied.
The move comes following year-long campaign by the United States to restrict the use of Chinese technology at home and abroad.
South Korean researchers believe the new generation of data network will be key to ironing out the technological hiccups, making it possible for computer-driven vehicles to hit the roads soon. However, having the technology is only the first step.
Japan is set to effectively ban government purchases of telecommunications products from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp over fears of intelligence leaks and cyber attacks
BMW, Vodafone and Ericsson have said the European Commission should open the way for the use of 5G for internet-connected cars in a sector estimated to be worth billions of euros a year.
The merger still needs to be approved by the US regulators who have in past taken a critical view of similar marriage between big corporations.
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