ZTE fights US funding ban

first_img Tags Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more US coalition calls for FCC spectrum shake-up Previous ArticleBlackBerry future in doubt as TCL pulls plugNext ArticleGoogle seeks Fitbit hardware boost Home ZTE fights US funding ban AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 FEB 2020 ZTE fought back against a definition which stands to block US operators from using federal funds to buy its network kit, arguing in an appeal to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) it doesn’t represent a security threat.In its appeal, the vendor pleaded with the FCC to reconsider its decision to name the company as a risk to national security, and offered to meet with officials to address specific concerns.It highlighted recent steps taken to improve cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, noting “management is working to ensure that ZTE is a model company” in both areas.The plea came as the FCC sought feedback on an order passed in November 2019 placing ZTE and Huawei on a banned supplier list, preventing operators from using federal subsidies to purchase their equipment.Huawei, which has been on a separate US trade blacklist since May 2019, challenged the move in court in December 2019 after unsuccessfully lobbying the FCC to change its mind.ZTE subtly sought to differentiate itself from Huawei in its filing, noting it is not currently subject to any other US government trade ban. While it acknowledged it ran afoul of US regulators for sanctions violations in April 2018, the company said it spent “hundreds of millions of dollars” to correct its mistakes and implement a new company-wide compliance programme.It is unclear whether ZTE will follow in Huawei’s footsteps with a lawsuit if the FCC doesn’t overturn its ruling. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Diana Goovaerts Author Related FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans ZTE pushes flexibility, simplicity in private 5G networks Federal Communications Commission (FCC)ZTElast_img read more

Kenai Eagle Cam Goes Live With First Eggs Of The Season

first_imgThe City of Kenai and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center partnered in 2017 to begin streaming live images of a nesting eagle pair located in Kenai. In justthe first summer of operations, the Eagle Cam gathered millions of online views. Since then, the city has updated the camera for an enhanced virtual experience for birders and nature lovers alike.In a release issued by the City of Kenai, the eagles are named Aurora and Redoubt. Aurora is named after the Northern Lights. Her partner, Redoubt, is named after Mt. Redoubt. The nesting pair regularly take turns protecting the eggs while the other gathers new sticks to rebuild the nest. The current nest is about half the size it was two years ago after it was abandoned for the 2019 season. Paul Ostrander, City Manager for the City of Kenai: “The City is excited to partner on this rare opportunity to live stream a pair of wild, nesting Bald Eagles in Alaska. Here, there’s a difference in the nesting season that provides an extended season for dedicated eagle fans to watch and see things you might not see on other eagle cams.” Incubation periods typically last about 35 days, making the estimated date of hatching between May 28th and June 2nd. To view the live camera feed, visit the City of Kenai’s YouTube channel.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai announced on Friday that the Kenai Eagle Cam transpired some excitement on April 22 when Aurora laid her first egg at 6:05 p.m. Three days later, a second egg was laid on April 25, at 9:04 p.m.last_img read more