The Chinese focus on the “World Island” is protecting the Americas — at least for the moment — as consolidation bites in the Android business. Recent quarters have seen a big squeeze in the Android smartphone business as Huawei grows, but mainly at the expense of smaller brands and less at the expense of market […]
This morning, Vodafone announced its commercial launch date for 5G services in the UK: July 3. In anticipation of the launch, Vodafone UK will start selling its first 5G smartphone next week, with further smartphone models to follow over the summer, as well as a 5G home router.
The Swiss operator Swisscom and Ericsson jointly announced that Swisscom’s commercial 5G network has gone live. The 5G service is available in 54 towns and cities in Switzerland, and Swisscom plans to cover 90% of the Swiss population with 5G by the end of 2019. Earlier in April another Swiss mobile operator, Sunrise, announced the […]
Launching a mobile phone business from the starting point of a big international business in telecoms infrastructure has worked stunningly well for Huawei. Strong financial backing, operations in many countries, a detailed knowledge of mobile phone technology and numerous local country offices have all have been important to its success in launching smartphones.