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Huawei faces new US probe over Iran

The US justice department has joined two other agencies probing Huawei Technologies for possible violations of sanctions banning sales to Iran, according to two people familiar with the matter. Agents from the

TalkCentral: Ep 215 – ‘Allo, Google?’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Google’s desperately confused instant messaging strategy. What’s gone wrong, and why the company’s plan to fix it might not

ZTE could lose access to Android

ZTE executives are evaluating software options for the company’s smartphones after a US technology ban threatened to cut off the operating system at the heart of its devices, a person with knowledge of the

Huge blow for ZTE as US imposes 7-year ban

The US government said Chinese telecommunications gear maker ZTE violated the terms of a sanctions settlement and imposed a seven-year ban on purchases of crucial American technology needed to keep it

First 5G smartphones to arrive soon

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE aims to launch a smartphone with faster 5G Internet capabilities in about a year, according to Lixin Cheng, CEO of the company’s US division. The device would be introduced in the US at the end of

Airtel bets on 4G to best MTN in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel’s Nigeria unit said a partnership with China’s ZTE to provide 4G high-speed broadband will see it add subscribers and narrow the gap with market leader MTN Group in Africa’s most populous country

FNB may release more branded smartphones

First National Bank could release more of its own branded smartphones in the future, depending upon the success of the products. FNB’s first two devices, the ConeXis A1 and X1 smartphones, were both

Africa now ‘crucial’ to smartphone makers

Global smartphone shipments are losing steam, but lower-priced devices and the African market are likely to be engines of growth, says an international research organisation. International Data Corp last week forecast that global smartphone growth

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