SpaceX hopes to raise $500m for its satellite broadband network

SpaceX is seeking to raise $500 million from investors for its expansive satellite broadband network. The funds will be raised in a funding round that would value the company at $30.5 billion. According to The Wall Street Journal, SpaceX has agreed shareholders will...

Expert claims Chinese vendors need Western tech for 5G gear

A network security expert has claimed Chinese telecoms vendors are reliant on Western technology for building 5G equipment. James Lewis, Senior Network Security Researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, made the claim in a new report about 5G...

Ofcom ensures consumers get top broadband deal

After finding around half of UK homes are on a poor broadband deal, regulator Ofcom has announced plans to boost consumer awareness. Superfast broadband (defined as 24Mbps+) availability has reached 94 percent of premises, but there’s been less than half uptake....

UK gov approves £2.4m of surveillance gear to Saudi Arabia

The UK government has approved the sale of telecoms surveillance equipment to Saudi Arabia despite its alleged state murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Not content with continuing to sell arms to a state with a – we’ll say, “problematic” – human rights record,...

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou released on bail wearing ankle tag

Following her arrest in Canada earlier this month for alleged US sanction violations, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail. Meng was arrested on 1st December 2018 over allegations she was involved with violating US sanctions against Iran. According to...