Tag Archives: Russia

Huawei signs deal with Russian telecoms firm to develop 5G

Huawei has signed a deal with Russian telecoms firm MTS to develop 5G technology in Russia.

The companies will develop next-generation 5G networks in Russia over the next year, reports said.

The deal was agreed as China’s President Xi Jinping began a three-day visit to Russia.

It comes as some Western countries, led by the US, have blocked the Chinese firm on concerns it poses a national security risk.

More at BBC News.

iPhone no longer being sold in Russia by largest mobile operator – Windows Phone rules

OAO Mobile TeleSystems, Russia’s largest mobile operator has supposedly dropped Apple’s iPhone in protest over the high costs involved in subsidizing the phone.

But in case you are wondering, it is able to do this as sales of Windows Phone 8 have equalled that of the iPhone.

Clearly, another sign of the iPhone’s high costs being hard to swallow in a tough economic climate. And great news for Windows Phones.