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Defence Secretary says Huawei behaviour will determine 5G decision

A decision on whether or not to allow the use of Huawei telecoms equipment in parts of Britain’s new 5G networks is not just technical – but also about behaviour, the Defence Secretary has said.

Ben Wallace was speaking at the defence and security arms fair DSEI, when he revealed the Government would publish a decision soon, but stopped short of providing a date.


Data centres in China set to consume more energy than the whole of Australia

The energy consumed by data centres in China is projected to exceed that consumed by Australia last year, a new report has claimed.

Greenpeace East Asia and the North China Electric Power University, which jointly penned the report, estimate the sector’s electricity consumption to jump to 267 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2023, surpassing the 261 TWh consumed by Australian homes and businesses in 2018.


Keppel in talks to build floating data centre off the coast of Singapore

Keppel Corp is in discussions to construct a floating hyperscale data centre off the coast of Singapore. 

Two years ago Keppel Data Centres, a subsidiary of the communications conglomerate, invested $10 million into Nautilus Data Technologies, a Californian floating data centre startup that in December filed a proposal to moor a facility at Ted Russell Dock in Ireland.


Baidu brings its cloud services to Singapore

Chinese search giant Baidu has launched its cloud services in Singapore, as the company attempts to catch up with Chinese rivals Alibaba and Tencent by offering cloud services in the city-state.

The company said the services will cater towards Chinese companies expanding to the region and local companies seeking “high-performing, secure and reliable cloud services”.


Digital Realty to construct 10-storey, 13-level data centre in Seoul

Data centre giant enters into South Korea with towering new facility Digital Realty has entered into a definitive agreement to construct a multi-storey data centre in Seoul. The facility will be the first that the company has constructed in South Korea and is expected to support 12 MW of capacity. The data centre will be… Read More


Walmart China launches blockchain system for food safety

Food retailer says half of its fresh meat products will be tracked on blockchain platform by 2020 Walmart China and PwC have joined forces with VeChain to create a blockchain platform that tracks the quality and safety of products and agricultural produce through the food retailer’s supply chain. The system, descriptively named “The Walmart China… Read More


Telegram founder claims DDoS attack was timed to disrupt Hong Kong protests

Pavel Durov claimed the DDoS attack originated ‘mostly from China’ and was meant to disrupt communication between protesters in Hong Kong The founder of Telegram has claimed a cyber attack that disrupted the messaging platform was carried out to coincide with protests in Hong Kong. Pavel Durov said a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack,… Read More


Huawei launches court challenge to US security law

Huawei is at the centre of US-Chinese tensions over technology competition and cyber-spying. Huawei is launching a US court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd’s announcement comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment… Read More



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