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Business, Donald Trump, General, Huawei

Trump administration stops supplies to Huawei in the final days of the presidency

The Trump administration is halting shipments from Intel and other Huawei vendors in the final days of the current presidency. Reuters reports that the administration has notified the suppliers that it is revoking the licenses that allow them to sell to the Chinese company. The administration also plans to reject other applications to supply Huawei. This latest action, which is likely to be the final blow by US President Donald Trump to the Chinese company, is based on the administration's efforts to weaken Huawei, which it sees as a threat to national security. Emails viewed by Reuters reveal that the Commerce Department issued "the intention to deny a significant number of license applications for exports to Huawei and the rev...
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Is the Canadian smartphone market diverse enough?

From Samsung to Apple, manufacturers are expected to introduce a variety of smartphones in Canada in 2021. Indeed, Samsung is kicking off the year with the Galaxy S21 series and is expected to introduce two Z Flip 3 series and two Z Fold 3 series this year (although all four folding phones are unlikely to launch in Canada). Apple is likely to launch several iPhone 13 models as well. We will also see the Pixel 5a and Pixel 6 series throughout the year. Throughout the year, TCL, OnePlus (but online only), LG, and Motorola will launch phones as well, but that's pretty much the entire Canadian market. Personally, I'm a fan of the brands I mentioned above, and I'm honestly excited for one that LG is going to introduce next with its Exp...
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Three feature-rich Huawei products that should be on your radar by 2021

This story is sponsored by Huawei. Huawei has already caused a sensation in the smartphone arena with its innovative phone designs and award-winning smartphone photography capabilities. But more recently, the company has set its sights on developing feature-rich wearable devices and peripherals that enhance the smartphone experience. So if you're as tech-obsessed as we are, three products in particular should catch your eye. Huawei Watch Fit: smart tracking for your fit lifestyleFirst is the Huawei clock setting, which takes key smartwatch tools like sleep and fitness tracking and pushes them to new levels of performance. With up to ten days of battery life, you can rest easy knowing that you won't have to interrupt your sleep charts by charging your watch every three nights. ...
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Huawei P50 Pro renders online leaks, shows centered selfie camera cutout

Huawei has had a tumultuous year when it comes to its smartphones, but that hasn't stopped it: The China-based phone maker is working on a P50 Pro, and The OnLeaks leaker shared a render giving us a first look at the next phone. Successor to the 2020 P40 Pro, the P50 has a similar look with an edge-to-edge display and curved edges. Based on the render shared by OnLeaks on Voice, the P50 Pro will not feature dual front cameras like its predecessor. Instead, the P50 Pro will have a single camera located at the top center of the screen, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20. Along with the initial rendering, OnLeaks shared details like the dimensions of the phone. The Huawei P50 Pro will reportedly measure 159mm tall and 73mm wide, whi...
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Here are the top Canadian telecommunications stories of 2020

The Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) kicked off the top telecommunications news of the year when it held hearings for its review of mobile wireless services in February. Despite the world turning upside down shortly after, telecommunications news did not stop amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There were numerous noteworthy things, such as initial 5G network launches, new legislation, and calls for reformed privacy laws amid the burgeoning digital sector. There was a lot of telecommunication news in Canada last year, so here is a rundown of some of the biggest stories that will continue in 2021. CRTC Review of Mobile Wireless ServicesThe CRTC held hearings regarding its review of mobile wireless services in mid-February, and one of its main goals was to d...
Business, Government, Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, meng wanzhou extradition hearing

Attorneys for Huawei’s CFO argue that extradition would violate international law

Attorneys for Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou argue that Canada would be violating international law if it extradited her to the United States. His defense team argues that the United States cannot punish foreign nationals for extraterritorial actions, as reported by the CBC. Court documents released on December 18 detail the defense team's argument, which claims that Canada would be complicit in violating international law if it sent Meng to the United States to face fraud and conspiracy charges. “As customary international law is part of Canadian law, it would be an abuse of this court's process, compromising the integrity of the Canadian judicial system, to order arrest based on an extradition request that is contrary to such laws. ...
5G, Canada, Huawei, iPhone News

Banning Huawei Won’t Protect Canada’s 5G Network: REPORT

The Citizen Lab has published a report investigating Huawei, 5G technologies and Canadian telecommunications issues. According to the report (via the Globe and mail), the real issue is not communications security, but the fact that Canada does not have a cohesive approach to a secure telecommunications infrastructure regardless of the manufacturer's country of origin. The report states that Canada has a 5G strategy issue that is “tied to the government of Canada that lacks a set of principles-driven integrated foreign policy, cybersecurity and industrial strategies that directly and meaningfully address the challenges posed by current 5G. and expected. landscape." Citizen Lab notes that some allegations that the company has profited from corporate or state-driven corporate es...
Business, General, Huawei, Meng Wanzhou

Trudeau Refuses To Comment On Huawei’s CFO’s Possible Agreement With The US To Be Released

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined to comment on reports that the United States is in talks with Meng Wanzhou on a deal. A report from Wall street journal claims Huawei's CFO could be released in exchange for admitting criminal wrongdoing. Trudeau told reporters on December 4 that his top priority was the return of the two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. It has been more than two years since Vancouver authorities arrested Meng in December 2018 at the request of the United States for violating sanctions on Iran. Shortly after the arrest, two Canadians were detained in China, which has been seen as retaliation for Meng's arrest. “We will continue to work hard for the return of the two Michaels. Two years is a lo...
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Global smartphone sales decreased 5.7 percent in the third quarter of 2020: report

Global smartphone sales declined 5.7 percent in the third quarter of 2020, according to Gartner's latest report. The research firm's report reveals that worldwide smartphone sales totaled 366 million units in the third quarter of 2020, down from the 388 million reported in the same period a year ago. "After two consecutive quarters of a 20 percent decline, quarterly smartphone sales have started to show signs of recovery sequentially," the report notes. "However, smartphone sales continued to be weaker compared to the same period in 2019, even with vendors introducing multiple 5G smartphones and governments relaxing shelter-in-place instructions in some geographies."Among the top five smartphone makers, Samsung ranked first with ...
5G, 5G & Infrastructure, Business, Huawei

UK bans the installation of Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021

UK carriers will be officially banned from installing Huawei 5G equipment after September 2021. UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport made the announcement, and the government has also launched a plan to phase out Huawei-built telecommunications equipment by 2027. “Today I am charting a clear path for the complete removal of high-risk providers from our 5G networks,” Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said in the announcement. "This will be done through new and unprecedented powers to identify and ban telecommunications equipment that pose a threat to our national security." Earlier this year in January, the UK gave Chinese telecoms a limited role in rolling out its 5G networks, but later reversed its decision. This d...
5G, 5G & Infrastructure, Business, Huawei, huawei security review, Meng Wanzhou

Huawei says Trump administration put Canada in ‘difficult situation’

Huawei has acknowledged that Canada is under pressure from the Trump administration to ban the company from its implementation of 5G. Steve Liu, vice president of public affairs and communications at Huawei, said the CBC that the company knows that "the Trump administration put Canada in a very difficult situation." This comes as opposition parties have passed a motion tabled by the Conservatives asking the liberal government to make a decision on its Huawei 5G security review. The motion was approved on November 18 by 179 votes to 146, and asks the federal government to decide within 30 days whether Huawei will be allowed to participate in the deployment of 5G across the country. Canada is now the only member of the Five Eyes...