TALLINN: Estonia's parliament approved on Tuesday a new Electronics Communications Act to ensure security reviews for telecom gear needed in the development of future networks. The act, which lawmakers dubbed the "Huawei law" in reference to the Chinese telecommunications company, leaves detailed implementation to the government and includes intelligence services among the reviewing authorities. European Union and trans-atlantic NATO alliance member Estonia shares the U.S. government's security worries over new 5G networks. Washington has accused Huawei of spying on the West, allegations it denies. "We must ensure that the communication services are offered using secure technology and a reliable provider," said Andres Metsoja, head of parliament's defence committee, in a statement. The act did not mention any companies by name. 5G networks are at the centre of global security deliberations because they will host critical functions from driverless vehicles to military … [Read more...] about Estonia passes ‘Huawei law’ for telecom security reviews
New Delhi: Google is in initial talks to buy a stake of about 5% in cash-strapped Vodafone Idea, India’s third-largest telecom operator, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Vodafone Idea was formed in August 2017 by the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. The telco, which has been posting losses since the merger, declined to comment on “this speculation”. Both UK’s Vodafone Group and Idea parent Aditya Birla Group declined to comment. Google didn’t respond to ET’s queries. Voda Idea shares closed 2.7% higher at Rs 5.82 on the BSE Thursday, giving it a market value of Rs 16,724 crore. For a 5% stake, Google will have to shell out $110 million (Rs 836.2 crore) based on that. Its Nasdaq-listed parent Alphabet has a market cap of $968.05 billion. Alphabet ended the January-March quarter with ‘cash and marketable securities’ of approximately $117 billion. The FT report said Google’s parent … [Read more...] about Google searching for 5% in Vodafone Idea; analysts say why not Airtel?
"Het kan zijn dat je [de update] niet je uw apparaat ziet, omdat we de beschikbaarheid de komende weken langzaam aan het opkrikken zijn of omdat je apparaat een compatibiliteitsprobleem heeft waarvoor een vrijwaringsclausule geldt totdat we er zeker van zijn dat je een goede update-ervaring zult hebben", zegt Microsoft. … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Mei 2020 Update is beschikbaar: zo download je hem
We also watched a tech demo showing some high definition graphics, but that's not the point. The new controller, with its motion controls, touchscreen, and ability to intimately share data with a single player, is the real draw. The third-party support is impressive, with core games such as Colonial Marines, Metro Last Light, and Darksiders 2 coming to the Wii U. That's all well and good, but the new experiences are what will make you get out the wallet. … [Read more...] about Hands-on with the Wii U: it’s here, and it’s amazing
For the full year, Singtel Group saw revenue fall by 5% to SG$16.5 billion, EBITDA drop 3% to SG$4.5 billion, and underlying net profit fall 13% to SG$2.46 billion. However, once SG$1.38 billion in extraordinary items were added in -- primarily from Airtel needing to make provisions for levies following an October ruling at the Indian Supreme Court -- post-tax net profit fell 65% to SG$1.08 billion. … [Read more...] about Singtel sees fourth quarter double digit falls in revenue and earnings