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Google Android Monopoly gets 177 million USD FINE

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There are many software updates on Huawei devices that we are reporting but reports regarding Android is something different. Relatively, the Android monopoly of Google is now getting a 177 million USD fine, which fixes a long standing issue in its forking policy.

According to Reuters, South Korea’s antitrust regulator has fined Google 176 million USD (207 billion Korean won) for blocking Android operating system customization. This is quite a big development that has been made in Google’s recent setbacks and a problem that lead to big fine like this.

On this matter, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said Google’s contract terms with device makers amounted to an abuse of its dominant market position that restricted competition in the mobile market.

“The Korea Fair Trade Commission’s decision is meaningful in a way that it provides an opportunity to restore future competitive pressure in the mobile OS and app market markets,” KFTC Chairperson Joh Sung-wook said in a statement.

Interestingly, this is the ninth biggest fine that has ever been imposed on any firm by the antitrust regulator. The decision is made a day after an amendment made to South Korea’s Telecommunication Busines act also known as Anti-Google Law.

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Google Restricted Android Customization:

KFTC reveals that Google expands Android monopoly to curbs competition by prohibiting device makers to abide by an anti-fragmentation agreement (AFA) while signing key contracts related to Play Store license. The AFA restricts makers to not equip customized Android version – Android forks. That helps Google to grip a large sum of mobile operating system market share.

The latest ruling breaks Google’s Android monopoly and the company is now banned from enforcing its anti-forking rules on device makers under the AFA contracts. This would allow manufacturers to use customized Android versions on their deivces.

Samsung was a victim:

Although, Samsung counts as one of the biggest Android partners in the world but KFTC also mentioned Samsung’s instance. The regulator said that Samsung launched a smartwatch with a customized OS in 2013 but later switched to a different OS after Google took this entire development as a violation of AFA contract.

Google’s Response:

Google also came into effect to reply on this subject, saying that it annually provides 5.1 trillion won worth of benefits for South Koreans through its Play Store, 4.2 trillion won through its search engine service, and 2.5 trillion won through its productivity apps, including Google Docs, citing a report from consulting firm AlphaBeta.

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The U.S. tech maker also added that it also annually provides 10.5 trillion won, which is equal to around 10.16 billion USD, in economic benefits for South Korean companies.

More importantly, the company didn’t provide any insights on how these figures are generated about a corresponding product or the overall sum.

“We will continue to do our best to support our partners to grow and advance into the world and to positively contribute to the South Korean economy,” Google Korea’s Country Director Kim Kyoung-hoon said during the event.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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5.5G increase network capacity by 10 times: Huawei

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Recently, Huawei wireless network product line general manager Gao Quanzhong participated at IOTE·2021 in Shenzhen and speakers about the 5.5G network, benefits, current status, and future possibilities.

According to the information, the International High-precision Positioning Technology and Application Innovation Summit Forum was conducted on 24th October. The industrial leaders and invited guests deliver several keynotes about the network technology, problems, and future scopes.

At the event, Manager Gao stated that the global 5GtoB industry development is moving towards its peak with a steady growth rate. Currently, more than 20 different industries have adopted the 5G network while over 10,000 applications have been developed.

Going with the speech, the Huawei manager noted that the iteration of the mobile communication network is developing with each decade. In addition, each network depends on its corresponding bandwidth spectrum to provide a strong network connection in the era.

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Related: Huawei ready to bring 5.5G network, will provide Gbps downlink rates at a low latency of 5 ms compared to 5G

Gao Quanzhong further explains, alongside the network speed, the positioning accuracy also increases by ten folds in each generation till 5G. In this line, the soon-to-frozen 3GPP R17 standard is expected to achieve 0.5-meter positioning accuracy.

To say so, we have reached so far from the 2G network generation that the communication network has been advanced to cross thousands of miles in a few minutes. Thanks to the 5G, we are hoping to reach more heights.

Furthermore, the 5.5G will bring a ten-fold increase in network capacity alongside the centimeter-level positioning accuracy and the terminal standby. The report shows the terminal standby time will improve by more than two years.

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Huawei 5.5G: Previous Reports

On this matter, Huawei previously stated to bring 5.5G between 2025 and 2030. The company wants to provide its consumers with a network capacity that can deliver Gbps downlink at a low latency as low as 5ms.

In addition, it will be able to support the sub-100GHz full frequency band with more advanced benefits over the 5G network. In previous reports, the Chinese firm also highlighted six areas that’ll be enhanced by the 5.5G, it includes-

  1. Spectrum reconstruction
  2. Uplink enhancement
  3. Full scenario IoT
  4. Synesthesia
  5. L4 autonomous driving network
  6. Green and low carbon

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Huawei launched All-optical Autonomous Driving Network White Paper

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Huawei Autonomous Driving White Paper

At the 7th Global Ultra-Broadband Fixed Forum (UBBF 2021), Huawei launched the first “All-optical Autonomous Driving Network White Paper“. Huawei NCE Optical Network Marketing Director Wang Jinping elaborates this white paper document.

This forum was conducted in Dubai under the theme of “Connect +, New Growth”. At the vent, Director Wang stated driverless driving is not only creating a new experience but bringing a quality connection also.

He further mentions the all-optical network is the cornerstone of the entire communication network to the extent that it has become an industry consent. Speaking about Huawei’s goal, he said the company wants to build an efficient, safe, and green all-optical autonomous driving network, that will satisfy the following standards-

  • Contactless operation
  • Spontaneous response
  • Zero failure

In addition, these high-quality services will lead the entire industry towards joint development. Apart from the director Wang, the research director from a well-known consulting firm- Omdia also shared his thoughts about the all-optical network.

Meanwhile, the Huawei director emphasizes that the company’s autonomous driving strategy is a scenario-based solution in the industry. Furthermore, enhancing the network element and network layer is bringing more intelligence to the single-domain autonomy.

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Let’s discuss the various aspects of the Autonomous Driving Network White Paper of Huawei-

Huawei Autonomous Driving Network Doc: White Paper Release

There are three aspects of this network solution that can improve the capabilities of the current all-optical autonomous driving network. You can scroll down to check all three points-

Digital intelligent:

According to Huawei NCE Director, dumb resources for the optical fibers and cables are major issues in the current all-optical network industry. Thereby the all-optical autonomous driving network solution introduces pre-connection and optical iris technology innovation in the network element layer.

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This arrangement combines the image recognition and big data analysis and diagnosis capabilities of the iMaster NCE intelligent management and control system. Thus, the network layer is able to improve its capacities in the following aspects-

  • ODN Topology Restoration
  • Accurate Fault Detection
  • Accurate Resource Visual Management
  • Predict Slow-Changing Faults
  • Achieve Business Risk Investigation

End-to-End Home Broadband Experience:

The E2E home broadband experience guarantees a high-quality digital life experience and simultaneously solves WiFi-related problems. It aims to resolve 90% of faults originating from customer complaints that include installation and maintenance problems.

The network has achieved 30% of fault door-to-door and 60% of fault location time. In addition, it delivers a high-quality home broadband service experience after solving the root cause of the problem.

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Huawei Digital Energy Ecology Conference published the postponement

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Huawei Digital Energy Ecology Conference

On 25th October, Huawei officially published the postponement announcement for the Huawei Digital Energy Ecology Conference. The company explains, due to the recent global pandemic, the original plan has been delayed further.

In addition, the reason is to control the present situation and strengthen the safety measurements for the participants. The company officially address the partners and participants to inform them about the delay.

The company also apologized to the guest for creating such inconvenience who were waiting for this event. And, also wants to show continued support for the company.

According to the information, Huawei Digital Energy Conference was planned for the 4th and 5th of November in Beijing, China. However, the company hasn’t mentioned the further plan but it’ll soon publish a separate notice to inform about the new plan.

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Regards this matter the local media reveals, the current domestic epidemic is bouncing in the company. The company doesn’t want to create any risk in Beijing thereby suspending the event for now.

Huawei Digital Energy Conference

There is a high possibility that it can be conducted via online platforms, yet we have to wait for the official words. Besides, this Chinese tech recently concluded the Global Digital Power Summit in Dubai. 

2021 Global Digital Power Summit:

Huawei recently participated in the Global Digital Power Summit on 16th October in Dubai. Carbon Neutrality was the theme of the event witnessed by many industry leaders of China, Dubai, and various other technical fields.

At the conference, the discussion revolves around the next industrial trends including AI, Cloud, and Big Data. The leaders are committed to developing a low-carbon smart society to bring an ultimate and greener future for everyone.

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At present, we are looking forward to the company successfully holding the Digital Energy Conference and confronting new technologies and ideas in the field of digital and ecological energy.

(Source: Ithome)

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