Huawei CEO: U.S. ban chews into company’s revenues | FierceTelecom


During the close two-hour presentation, which Huawei streamed, Ren said that Huawei’s revenue would be down 30%, and that revenue would come in at an estimated $100 billion.

Source: Huawei CEO: U.S. ban chews into company’s revenues | FierceTelecom

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Telstra Already in Edge Battle With Web Giants | Light Reading


Australia’s Telstra has been approached by web giants and offered “exclusive deals” to partner on edge services if it restricts its role to that of connectivity provider.

The operator appears to have spurned those offers as it eyes a much bigger role in the market for edge computing, one of the main opportunities associated with the rollout of next-generation 5G mobile networks.

The revelation came at this week’s 5G World event in London and highlights the concern that Internet giants may continue their advance into telco territory with the rollout of 5G networks.

Source: Telstra Already in Edge Battle With Web Giants | Light Reading

CenturyLink Commends Senate Committee on Nationwide Broadband Mapping Proposal | ExecutiveBiz

CenturyLink has commended four lawmakers representing the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for their legislative proposal to improve the government’s knowledge of broadband data challenges via a mapping project.

David Bartlett, vice president of federal government affairs at CenturyLink, said in a statement released Friday the company applauds the introduction of the Broadband DATA Act by Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Gary Peters, D-Mich.; John Thune, R-S.D.; and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Source: CenturyLink Commends Senate Committee on Nationwide Broadband Mapping Proposal | ExecutiveBiz

Huawei targets Verizon for $1B in patent fees | FierceTelecom


Huawei is going on the offensive by demanding more than $1 billion in patent licensing fees from Verizon even though Verizon isn’t a customer.

Verizon should pay to “solve the patent licensing issue,” a Huawei intellectual property licensing executive wrote in a letter to Verizon, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Huawei’s letter accused Verizon of violating 238 patents that cover core, wireline and IoT technologies being used in Verizon’s network.

Source: Huawei targets Verizon for $1B in patent fees | FierceTelecom

How can city governments protect themselves against ransomware attacks?


Ransomware attacks have quickly become a preferred method of hacking with the emergence of bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies that enable hackers to receive their ransom without being tracked and identified. The popularity of cryptocurrency has soared in the recent years with fluctuations in their value. As these currencies become more mainstream, so does the incentive of hackers to make a quick buck through ransomware attacks.

As I had warned before, we should expect ransomware attacks to become more frequent as cryptocurrency becomes more popular.

The bad news is that once a computer system is hacked with ransomware the options are very limited.

Source: How can city governments protect themselves against ransomware attacks?

Ten U.S. states sue to stop Sprint-T-Mobile deal, saying consumers will be hurt | Reuters

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Ten states led by New York and California filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to stop T-Mobile US Inc’s $26 billion purchase of Sprint Corp, warning that consumer prices will jump due to reduced competition.

The complaint comes as the U.S. Justice Department is close to making a final decision on the merger, which would reduce the number of nationwide wireless carriers to three from four.

Source: Ten U.S. states sue to stop Sprint-T-Mobile deal, saying consumers will be hurt – Reuters

Bringing Open Standards for Safety Critical to the Automotive Industry | Design News

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Enhanced safety features are seen by many as the next major differentiator for vehicle manufactures looking to grow market share. At the same time, artificial intelligence is increasingly seen as a means to enable these advanced features and capabilities that were not previously considered possible or viable.

Advancing safety features by using sensor fusion in a vehicle to make tactical driving decisions is only seen as viable if using artificial intelligence, for instance.

The next-generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) support in vehicles needs to compute vast amounts of data using sensor fusion applications with decision-making capabilities in order to make sense of the environment in which vehicles operate and make safe tactical maneuvers and decisions.

This presents a growing need for neural network processing and multi-layer data compute stacks to receive and consume vast amounts of data from things like sensors, cameras, GPS, LiDAR 3D point data, ultrasonics, and V2X or V2V communication.

Moreover, there is a need for the layers in these systems to not only be technically efficient, but also compatible with existing automotive safety standards.

Source: Bringing Open Standards for Safety Critical to the Automotive Industry | Design News

Hollywood: Don’t Let 5G Madness Screw Up TV | Light Reading

nullAmerica’s “race to 5G” is now running up against America’s love of television.

Specifically, some of the nation’s biggest content companies — including Disney, Discovery, CBS and Fox — are warning that the wireless industry’s latest 5G proposal could mess up video programming for up to 300 million people throughout the US.

“There ought to be at least as much time and thought devoted to protecting video downlinks [for TV] as there has been to the debate over private clearing vs. public auctions [for 5G spectrum],” wrote the content companies in a filing to the FCC.

Source: Hollywood: Don’t Let 5G Madness Screw Up TV | Light Reading

Eurobites: Chinese Ban Could Cost Europe euro 55B, Warns GSMA | Light Reading

A GSMA study estimates that a ban on the use of Chinese telecom equipment would add around €55 billion ($62 billion) to the cost of 5G network rollout in Europe, Reuters reports.

The higher bill would be the result of both “higher input costs” following a “significant loss of competition” and the need to replace existing infrastructure before carrying out 5G upgrades. (See Huawei 5G Ban May Cost UK £7B, Say Telcos in Panicky Report.)

Source: Eurobites: Chinese Ban Could Cost Europe euro 55B, Warns GSMA | Light Reading

A New Industrial Base Is Taking Shape. Call It the Military-AI Complex. | Defense One


Today’s leading digital companies have disrupted every industry they have touched, from publishing to automotive.

Could Could Amazon and the rest of the “FAANG companies”—Facebook, Apple, Netflix, and Google—or one of a handful of pure-play artificial-intelligence companies, such as the authors’ SparkCognition, become fixtures of this new industrial base?

While that remains to be seen, the Pentagon supplier that can master robotics and AI will become the most essential of the firms that build America’s arsenal.

Moreover, the Defense Department’s practices will increasingly resemble those of this new wave of strategically important companies because that is what the current revolution in warfare requires.

The world is on the doorstep of an artificial intelligence- and robotics-driven revolution in conflict that, after decades of looming just over the horizon, now is a near-term certainty.

Source: A New Industrial Base Is Taking Shape. Call It the Military-AI Complex. – Defense One