APAC Optical Fibre and Cable Conference

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
End Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015

China:

The inaugural APAC Optical Fibre and Cable Conference will be held on the 14-16 October 2015 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Home of China's leading fibre optic cable companies and the beating heart of world fibre optic production.

China summons Western tech firms, revives bank cyber rules

Foreign tech companies were briefly optimistic that the rules would be dropped

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has resumed work on a set of banking cyber security regulations it suspended earlier this year, reviving a potential source of friction with the United States just weeks before Xi Jinping makes his first trip to Washington as China's president, people with knowledge of the matter said.

China smartphone sales fall for first time: Gartner

The country accounted for about 30 percent of total smartphones sales during the second quarter

Reuters

(Reuters) - Smartphone sales in China, the world's biggest market for the devices, fell in the second quarter for the first time, market research firm Gartner Inc said on Thursday.

Sales of smartphones in China declined 4 percent in the quarter, the first year-over-year fall, the company said.

"China has reached saturation — its phone market is essentially driven by replacement, with fewer first-time buyers," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner.

U.S. businesses lobby Obama on China tech protectionism concerns

Trade groups question the world's second-largest economy's commitments to open markets

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - American business groups are lobbying U.S. President Barack Obama to press Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on technology protectionism concerns during Xi's upcoming U.S. visit, according to a letter addressed to Obama seen by Reuters.

China's ZTE refuses to bring executives to U.S., cites arrest fears

Civil and criminal probes allege ZTE in 2010 had a $120M contract with Iran's largest telecom firm

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. criminal investigation into allegations that China's ZTE Corp for sold banned U.S. computer products to Iran has spilled into a civil dispute with a New York-based patent licensing firm, as ZTE has refused to make one of its top executives available for questioning over fears he will be arrested.

China to put security teams in major Internet firms, websites

The law will strengthen user privacy protection, and elevates the government's powers

Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is planning to set up "network security offices" in major Internet companies and for websites so authorities can move more quickly against illegal online behavior, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.

Police should take a leading role in online security and work closely with Internet regulators, the deputy minister, Chen Zhimin, told a conference in Beijing on Tuesday.

Huawei Technologies' H1 smartphone revenue more than doubles in China

Analysts say Huawei's sales growth may not be down to company strategy alone

Reuters

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd more than doubled its China smartphone revenue in the first half of 2015, defying a slowdown in the world's biggest handset market that is enveloping rivals Xiaomi Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

The fourth-largest smartphone maker globally missed shipment targets for two years, but a focus shift to high-margin premium models pushed January-June worldwide shipments to 48.2 million phones, Huawei said on Wednesday. That puts it on course to move 100 million mobiles this year, 33 percent more than last.

China's Xiaomi will strengthen IP ahead of U.S. entry: executive

Executives have acknowledged that the five-year old startup's thin portfolio is a major weakness

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc is strengthening its patents in preparation for its entry into the U.S. market, head of international operations Hugo Barra told Bloomberg Television on Thursday, without offering a time table.

The company has already encountered intellectual property hurdles in India, where a patent infringement complaint from telecom equipment giant Ericsson briefly halted sales of its handsets late last year.

China's Huawei gets security clearance to manufacture in India for booming market

Pending approval, Huawei would be the first big-name Chinese phone maker to manufacture in India

Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co has won security clearance to manufacture telecoms equipment in India, paving the way for it to become the first major Chinese brand to supply locally made products for one of the world's biggest markets for mobile phones.

China's ZTE to partner with Softbank on 'pre-5G' technology in Japan

Commercial trial to begin early next year

Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Friday it has struck a deal with SoftBank Corp to deploy its "pre-5G" technology in Japan, with a commercial trial to begin early next year.

ZTE has touted its "pre-5G" technology as providing faster speeds on 4G network. It sees it as intermediate step between current 4G technology and 5G, the next generation of networks that the wireless industry is hoping to have up and running by 2020.

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