No new equipment to be installed after September 2021
The UK government has published more details of its plans to force the removal of Huawei equipment from any 5G networks operating in the country. This decision was originally announced in January.
Top companies criticised for "dodging their environmental responsibilities"
The UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has published a report on Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy. It says the UK is "lagging behind other nations in embedding a circular economy of use, reuse and recycle for small electronics".
Apple has agreed to pay $113 million in the USA to settle allegations that it deliberately slowed down older iPhones.
Samsung still ahead
Xiaomi was one of the world's top three smartphone producers in the third quarter of this year; the first time it's ever reached that position. The figures come from technology analyst company Canalys, which puts Huawei in second place and Samsung in the lead.
New customer-friendly rules from UK telecoms regulator
Telecoms regulator Ofcom is to ban UK mobile network operators from selling handsets that are 'locked' to their networks.