Brexit Brief: Boris Johnson and the DUDE Government

Posted on 25th July 2019

Boris Johnson was appointed Britain’s new prime minister yesterday following his win in the Conservative Party Leadership election. Despite promises to deliver Brexit, deal or not, Johnson is in a precarious position as he faces an unyielding EU and a parliament set against no deal.

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What to Expect from the New FCC Smallsats Rules?

Posted on 24th July 2019

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently revised its regulations in relation to small satellites (smallsats) which are smaller in size and of lower cost compared to ordinary satellites. While the smallsats industry is continuously growing, regulation of them is based largely on a framework more akin to those concerning traditional satellites. The FCC recently announced a proposed an alternative to the complex, time-consuming and expensive licensing burden falling on small satellite operators by introducing new rules governing the technology.

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Financial Times: Technology: How the US, EU and China Compete to Set Industry Standards

Posted on 24th July 2019

Access Partnership’s Xiaomeng Lu spoke to Financial Times on China’s approach to technology standards: “China employs a “carrot and stick” strategy to deal with foreign players in standardisation — “mostly carrots in global environments and mostly sticks in domestic standardisation processes.” Read the full story here.

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Los Angeles Times: Trump Meets with Tech CEOs and Takes a Step Toward Easing Huawei Ban

Posted on 24th July 2019

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Los Angeles Times on the expected face-to-face negotiations between Trump and Huawei. Read the full story here.

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Bloomberg: Trump Agrees to Timely Decisions on Huawei as China Talks Near

Posted on 24th July 2019

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu spoke to Bloomberg on the expected face-to-face negotiations between Trump and Huawei: “The meeting is an opportunity for US companies to demonstrate how resuming sales to Huawei’s consumer business can help American corporations innovate better and outperform the Chinese telecoms giant in the long run.”

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Space News: Inmarsat Buyer Bidco Vows to Stay Local Amid Regulatory Scrutiny

Posted on 22nd July 2019

Access Partnership’s MD Greg Francis spoke to Space News on the regulatory review of Inmarsat’s buyout: “It has a vanishingly small chance of delaying this buyout, not least because there is no competition issue created by the action. Competition in the markets Inmarsat serves is healthy and getting healthier.” Read the full story here.

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South China Morning Post: Turning Around Huawei’s Battered Image: A Tough Job But Someone Ought To Do It, Crisis Management Experts Say

Posted on 22nd July 2019

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu spoke to South China Morning Post on Huawei’s crisis strategy: “They’re betting that Xi Jinping will save them politically. In the worst case, they’re betting they’ll lose much of the international market” but receive Chinese subsidies, Lu said, adding that Ren’s bond with the government “is very, very strong”.

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