Facebook and some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers, China Mobile and MTN Group, are set to build a wider-than-earlier-planned giant subsea cable in Africa.
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Outgoing US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said potential Chinese espionage and threats to Internet freedom are among the biggest national security issues that regulators will face in the next four years.
The Trump administration is poised to add China’s top chip maker, SMIC, to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, escalating tensions with Beijing weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
A giant subsea cable to help bring more reliable and faster Internet across Africa will cost just under $1-billion (R18.7-billion at the time of writing), according to three people familiar with the project.
A massive new submarine broadband cable is to be built around Africa and the Middle East and is being backed by the likes of Facebook, China Mobile, MTN Group, Vodafone Group and Orange.
Multiple sources close to Cell C have rubbished a report that China Mobile is about to strike a deal to buy a stake in the troubled South African mobile operator.
A report on Tuesday suggested China Mobile may be about to swoop to the rescue of embattled mobile operator Cell C. Telkom is also rumoured to be circling.
In the race for tech supremacy, China is betting it can seize the lead by building the world’s biggest 5G wireless networks.
China is exploring a merger between two of the nation’s three wireless carriers to speed up the development of 5G mobile services amid a race with the US over the technology, according to people familiar with the matter.
The US has moved to block China Mobile from entering its telecommunications market on national security grounds, launching another salvo in the fight between the world’s two biggest economies days