06 Jun

South Korea Sees Rapid Start to 5G

5G has taken off fast in South Korea, with a reported 600,000 subscribers in the first 50 days. Subsidies of a third or more primed the smartphone market, giving Samsung and LG the head start that should serve them well in the U.S., which launched 5G at the same time but will ramp up more […]

22 May

Contagion Hits Huawei’s Smartphone Operation as Trump Plays Big for his China Trade Deal

Last week the mobile phone industry became thickly entangled in President Trump’s political plays in his cut and thrust attempts to force a trade deal out of China. The Trump administration on Thursday officially added China’s Huawei Technologies to a trade blacklist — the entity list — which bans the company from buying from US firms […]