Huawei and 5G: A risk worth taking?
10 October 2022 | 12:41 pm
The British government has announced that the country's new 5G networks will be built, in part, by the Chinese tech giant Huawei. The US, Australia and New Zealand have banned Huawei, citing national security concerns. Britain admits the company is high risk. Brent Goff asked tech expert Graham Webster whether it is also a manageable risk.
27 Sep 2020
France will move forward with its planned deployment of 5G telecom networks despite detractors who would prefer "the Amish model" and "going back to the oil lamp", President Emmanuel Macron said Monday.
20 Sep 2020
What is the problem with 5G? A little over a week before France is due to deliver licenses, as newly-elected left and Green Party mayors lead the call for a moratorium, France's President telling a French tech conference that he is a fan of next generation 5G. We listen to Emmanuel Macron's dig against Amish technology. And so, putting Puritan sects and COVID conspiracies aside. Is there a health or environment risk linked to what has been billed as an acceleration to warp speed for wireless mobile networks?
26 Sep 2020
As a heated debate is currently underway in France over the potential health and environmental consequences of 5G, we tell you what the next gen of network is set to change. We also talk about the prospect of 6G that is supposed to usher in the era of cyborgs.
29 Sep 2020
The French government has begun auctioning off frequencies for the next generation of mobile networks, known as 5G. The country's four main telecom operators will take part in the bidding process, which is expected to earn the state more than €2 billion. The auction is going ahead after months of delays, and despite opposition from some left-wing and Green politicians. Meanwhile, local representatives are divided over plans for China's Huawei – a leader in 5G technology – to build a factory in the city of Strasbourg.
7 Oct 2020
In France, the arrival of 5G technology is imminent: phone network providers hope to begin 5G operations by the end of the year. Together they have spent more than €2 billion purchasing the required frequencies. While the transition to a 5G world is expected to revolutionise various parts of the economy, including the industry and health sectors, there are also fears about its rollout. Many NGOs are warning of health and environmental risks. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent, Hanane Saïdani and Wassim Cornet report.
16 Oct 2020
Apple joined the move to 5G on Tuesday, unveiling four new iPhones which use the new standard in what could be a turning point for the high-speed wireless technology.
15 Oct 2020
Apple has unveiled its latest iPhone - the first major redesign of the company's flagship product since 2017. The iPhone 12 will join offerings from rivals in what the industry is hoping will be a spending spree on new phones as next-generation 5G mobile networks are rolled out. Also in today's business round-up, why the United States and the European Union are calling for talks to resolve a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing.
26 Oct 2020
North Macedonia, Kosovo and Bulgaria joined the US agreement aimed at stemming Chinese influence in 5G infrastructure. The US and EU also launched bilateral talks to discuss China issues.
30 Nov 2020
British telecom companies will not be allowed to install new Huawei 5G equipment after September 2021, the UK government announced ahead of a debate on new telecom legislation.
15 Mar 2021
The US has labeled five Chinese tech companies, including Huawei, as national security risks. President Joe Biden may be continuing his predcessor's hardline stance against China's growing technological dominance.
30 Apr 2021
Profits at Apple more than doubled in the first three months of 2021, as sales of all its flagship products soared. Demand for company's biggest earner, the iPhone, was boosted by the latest model, which can be used on 5G mobile networks.
20 Jul 2021
One issue causing real concern about public health is fake news around Covid-19 vaccines. In France, anti-vaccine sentiment is already high, with 46% of people hesitant to get jabbed in December 2020. Among the fake news circulating most widely: the claim that US billionaire Bill Gates is planning to implant us all with 5G microchips along with the Covid-19 vaccine. Fact or fake? Our team has debunked it for you.
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