US Pentagon blocks attempts to impose restrictions on Huawei. Will the 5G revolution change the nature of work?
Fight Another Day: Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been fighting Western governments’ criticisms of its ties to the Communist Party and allegations of spying and anti-competitive practices. And now, it may have found itself the unlikeliest of allies – the US Defence Department and Treasury Department.
Commerce officials, who were pitching for tough regulations to make it difficult for US companies to sell equipment to Huawei, have withdrawn their proposals after the Pentagon interjected. The Pentagon is apparently concerned that if US firms don’t continue to ship to Huawei, they will lose a key source of revenue, which could deprive them of capital needed to boost research and maintain a technological edge. TechCrunch
The Future of Work: The 5G revolution is around the corner, and it might have the potential to change the very nature of work. 5G connections could increase current speeds by nearly 200 times, and this could increase the efficiency and allure of work-from-home roles. The network’s low latency improves video conferencing quality and improved connectivity makes it easier for colleagues to share on-screen documents and presentations. But is this a solid promise or just a dream sold by telecom evangelists? Read this article for a deep-dive into the matter.
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