March 29

Google signs deal with Cuban ETECSA to improve internet connection w/ undersea fiber-optic cable

This week Google has signed a deal with Cuba’s ETECSA to create a new connection for the island to boost internet speeds for residents. The new deal, however, involves an undersea fiber optic cable being installed.

March 21

Some Nokia 7 Plus devices were sending data to China from Europe, infringing app since removed

Unfortunately, the stereotype of Chinese brands seeking to steal or at least procure your data by any means is set to continue after reports that certain European Nokia 7 Plus phones have been secretly sending detailed user data and information to China.

November 12, 2018

Some Google users this afternoon reported that services, like YouTube, were slow or could not be accessed. The cause of this issue was company traffic being misdirected through ISPs in China, Nigeria, and Russia. Google is investigating the issue, but commented that there is no reason to believe this was an attack, with data encrypted for security

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August 13, 2018

Samsung is reportedly considering suspending production at one of its two Chinese factories, slashing production in the country by a third.

It follows a 34% drop in Samsung Mobile’s profits, with the company admitting that sales of the Galaxy S9 were disappointing …

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June 29, 2016

Google-backed ‘FASTER’ 9,000km, 60Tbps transpacific fiber optics cable system is now ready to go

After nearly two years of construction, Google along with a consortium of telecom providers announced the completion of the FASTER broadband cable system that links Japan and the United States. The cable system is the fastest of its kind and stretches nearly 9,000 km across the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

June 3, 2016

Huawei‘s ambition are not small. At the Wall Street Journal and f.ounders-held Converge technology conference in Hong Kong, Huawei director Richard Yu — who heads the company’s consumer electronic business — made it clear that the firm’s short term plan is more than aggressive

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