Dhaka, Jun 11 (UNB)- Huawei and its partner TianJin 712 Communication & Broadcasting Co Ltd (TCB 712) jointly released the LTE-Railway (LTE-R) Solution for next-generation wireless rail communications.
The LTE-Railway (LTE-R) Solution has been already implemented in China, which ensure high-speed, reliable and intelligent communications for safety and efficiency of passengers.
Huawei released the solution at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 in Stockholm of Sweden on Monday.
The rapid development of high-speed rail has made it a fast, safe, and comfortable mode of transport for many people. The cornerstone of a safe and reliable rail operation is ensuring information synergy between passengers, trains and infrastructure and with the development of autonomous driving, intelligent trains and smart stations this demands higher-speed and more intelligent wireless communications technologies.
The LTE-R Solution was developed to address these needs and enable fully connected railways.
During the launch of LTE-R Solution Eman Liu, President of the Global Transportation Business Unit of Huawei Enterprise Business Group highlighted Huawei’s deep expertise in the rail sector – with over 20 years of experience in rail industry communications, serving over 120,000 kilometers of railways, and more than 100 urban tracks in the world. At the same time, Huawei remains committed to continuously investing and innovating in wireless communications private network technology for the rail industry to meet rail customers’ evolving needs.
The LTE-R Solution released at the summit delivers safe, high-speed, and intelligent wireless voice and data communications inside trains, from train to ground and from train to train. The network facilitates the digital transformation of rail customers to help them thrive in the future.
Zheng Caishun, General Manager of R&D of Mobile Communications Business Unit of TCB 712 said, `The company has been committed to the development of the rail industry since its establishment in 1960. TCB 712 has cooperated with Huawei in developing GSM-R Solution and the LTE-R Solution for next-generation rail wireless communications since 2010.
The two companies have overcome many challenges to successfully develop the solution which has been fully verified by customer in South Africa demonstrating how it delivers a safe and reliable experience for passengers.’
Dhaka, June 3 (UNB)-Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd recently distributed relief among the destitute people of Singra upazila in Natore as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Zunaid Ahmed Palak and high officials of Huawei were present at the campaign.
This year, Huawei distributed cloths (Sharee) among the underprivileged women of Singra upazila.
During the campaign, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, thanked Huawei for organising such programme.
“Huawei is helping the poor people of remote villages of Singra in Natore. I always appreciate such kind of activity. Other companies should also work for the welfare of the poor community of Bangladesh.”, he said.
Huawei is one of the world’s leading ICT solutions providers which work constructively with telecom and enterprise networks, consumer and cloud computing, aiming to provide top notch customer-centric services.
Besides, digital services, the company also operate various CSR activities in the country.
Dhaka, May 30 (UNB)- Huawei held the first Southeast Asia IP Club Carnival in Bangkok, Thailand. The two-days (On May 30–31,) event, with the theme "Rethink IP, Building the Engine for Digital Transformation," brought together approximately 400 IP Club members, industrial and academic experts, and IP technical professionals from Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Vietnam.
These tech-savvy participants explored how to leverage innovative IP technologies in an effort to promote industrial upgrading and accelerate digital transformation across industries in Southeast Asia.
At this event, Huawei spokespersons also elaborated on the IP Club membership benefits for the Southeast Asia region for the first time. This move marked another milestone to build IP Club into a professional, open, trustworthy, and respectful IP technology communication platform.
At the IP Club carnival, Rohit Mehra, IDC's Vice President of Network Infrastructure, shared his insights into how the rise of emerging technologies such as AI, big data, and cloud created both opportunities and challenges for network construction. Mehra stated that the network is central to the secure, scalable, and efficient use of emerging applications, and that network transformation is urgent because traditional networks no longer keep pace with digital transformation. He also predicted that future intelligent networks would continue to evolve towards autonomous, self-driven automated ones.
Michael MacDonald, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Consultant at Huawei Southeast Asia, also revealed his outlook on how the IP industry would progress under the tidal wave of digital transformation. In addition, he shared Huawei's latest research and leading practices in the IP technology field. He said, `Huawei plays a pivotal role in industry fields such as Wi-Fi 6, AI Fabric, and SRv6, achieves market leadership and makes outstanding contributions to the industry due to continuous innovation and R&D investment.
Huawei would continue to increase R&D investment and provide leading intelligent IP network solutions in order to build a next-generation intelligent connectivity base for the upcoming intelligent society.’
Osama Aboul-Magd, Chair of the IEEE 802.11ax (the sixth generation of Wi-Fi) task group, shared the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard evolution trends and Huawei's contribution to the Wi-Fi 6 standardization. He said: "Huawei has submitted 240 new proposals during 802.11ax standard development, accounting for 15% and ranking number one across all vendors".
Li Xing, Vice President of the Campus Network Domain, Huawei's Data Communications Product Line, then released the industry's first commercial Wi-Fi 6 – P7060DN. He commented: "Huawei leads the industry in commercial Wi-Fi 6 products verified by Tolly Group, an international authoritative test organization. According to Tolly, Huawei's commercial Wi-Fi 6 products achieved the highest performance among those tested."
In the future, Huawei's IP Domain will deliver more technologies and resources to better serve the Southeast Asia market. Through close collaboration, Huawei and its partners will provide more intelligent connections for enterprise customers. In addition, Huawei will continue to use the Digital Platform to integrate new ICT, helping customers to succeed in digital transformation and march towards a fully connected, intelligent world.
Salem, May 23 (AP/UNB) — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them.
Apple responded by sending almost 1,500 replacement iPhones, each with an approximate resale value of $600.
But the devices that Quan Jiang sent Apple were fake.
Jiang, 30, a former engineering student at a community college in Albany, Oregon, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods, the U.S. Attorney's office in Portland announced.
The presence of fake iPhones and other high-tech gadgets has become an issue in global resale markets, with some counterfeit versions operating so well it's hard for users to tell the difference between them and the genuine products. But in the Oregon case, the makers of the thousands of fake phones apparently didn't even have to bother with having working operating systems.
An Apple official quoted by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Thomas Duffy in a court document exposed a vulnerability that Jiang exploited.
"Submission of an iPhone that will not power on is critical to perpetuating iPhone warranty fraud, as the phone will not be able to be immediately examined or repaired by Apple technicians, triggering the Apple iPhone replacement process as part of its product warranty policy," Duffy wrote, quoting Apple brand protection representative Adrian Punderson.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Portland said Jiang would import the counterfeit devices from Hong Kong and submit them to Apple using various assumed names. The genuine replacement phones Jiang received would be sold in China. Jiang's associate would pay Jiang's mother, who lives in China, who then deposited the money into Jiang's bank account.
Jiang received packages containing between 20 and 30 counterfeit iPhones from associates in Hong Kong between Jan. 1, 2016, and Feb. 1, 2018, according to court documents.
Apple realized something was amiss as early as June 30, 2017, when its legal counsel sent Jiang a "cease and desist" letter to an address in Corvallis where 150 warranty claims emanated. The lawyers said the company knew he was importing counterfeit Apple products, according to Duffy's affidavit. Jiang didn't respond, so the Apple lawyers sent a second letter.
Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the case.
Apple rejected 1,576 warranty claims associated with Jiang, Duffy said. The 1,493 claims that resulted in replacement iPhones being delivered by Apple represented an $895,000 loss to the Cupertino, California-based company, Duffy wrote.
Brad Bench, who heads the Homeland Security Investigations office in Seattle, said in a statement that trafficking in counterfeit goods hurts the economy, legitimate businesses, and impact consumers directly.
Jiang faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $2 million fine or twice his proceeds, whichever is greater, when he is sentenced on Aug. 28. Under a plea agreement, the U.S. Attorney's office will recommend a prison sentence of three years, at least $200,000 in restitution to Apple.
And Jiang must forfeit his black 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 coupe.
New York, May 23 (AP/UNB) — Are the female voices behind Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world?
The United Nations thinks so.
A report released Wednesday by the UN's culture and science organization raises concerns about what it describes as the "hardwired subservience" built into default female-voiced assistants operated by Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
The report is called "I'd Blush If I Could." It's a reference to an answer Apple's Siri gives after hearing sexist insults from users. It says it's a problem that millions of people are getting accustomed to commanding female-voiced assistants that are "servile, obedient and unfailingly polite," even when confronted with harassment from humans.
The agency recommends tech companies stop making digital assistants female by default and program them to discourage gender-based insults and abusive language.