ZTE is about to dump its senior leadership as part of the settlement with the Department of Commerce over its breach of US sanctions on Iran. That's a win for the US, but would be an even bigger win if China would cop to its failings.
5G beckons, but the extortionate charges for mobile roaming are a relic of the 2G era and make a mockery of the complaints about 'free-riding' OTT players.
China should threaten US submarine cables to drive Americans out of Asia, says a commentator on popular news site.
The Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong this week heard a lot about getting the most out of LTE-A with technologies like carrier agg and C-RAN, and operator presentations virtually all stressed the importance of fibre. There was also plenty of talk about partnering between telcos and content firms, and getting ready for 5G. Here's a few random notes.
As 4G sweeps all before it in China, operators are scaling back their once-ambitious Wi-Fi networks. But they're still running nearly 6m access points - nearly 50% higher than the total of 2G, 3G and 4G cellular base stations.