The heads of six intelligence agencies joined US Senate Intelligence Committee hearings. At the hearing, they advised Americans to avoid Huawei’s products and services.
The Indian market is where China’s smartphone manufacturers perform best with regards to internationalization. The Indian smartphone market grew by 14 percent last year, more than any other country. Chinese brands made up 53 percent of smartphone sales, according to the latest foreign media news.
Alibaba Digital Media & Entertainment Group announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. More than 1,000 episodes of Disney animations will be available on Youku and other over-the-top (OTT) platforms that partner with Alibaba.
During the first half of 2017, Apple faced a series of problems in the Chinese market including declining revenue and market share. Isabel Ge Mahe was appointed the first ever Vice President and Managing Director of Apple Greater China during this time.
UC Browser announced its monthly active user count in India and Indonesia reached 170 million, with 130 million in India and 40 million in Indonesia.
Google is on the move in China. In December 2017, Google established the AI China Center in Beijing, led by Fei-fei Li, chief scientist of Google Cloud, and Jia Li, the head of research and development in AI and ML. In mid-January, Google confirmed the news it would set up an office in Shenzhen.
Didi Chuxing, the China’s leading mobile transportation platform, and SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced the establishment of a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry.
Huawei reportedly signed a £3 billion ($4.18 billion) five-year purchase agreement with the British government. Last Friday, Huawei Chairman Sun Yafang met British PM Theresa May in Beijing. The two sides discussed investment in Britain. The latest deal is expected to help British companies export their products to the Chinese market.
Byton announced a reach strategic cooperation with Aurora, an automatic driving technology company. In the next two years, Byton and Aurora will carry out pilot projects, jointly develop automatic driving technology on Byton cars and will deploy 100 to 200 automatic driving vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Recently, Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei announced they successfully completed the world’s first 5G interoperability development test using a 5G commercial base station that complied with the 3GPP R15 standard.