Category: Business / Telecoms

February 14, 2020

The US Hits Huawei With New Charges of Trade Secret Theft

The latest indictment adds racketeering to the list of violations allegedly committed by the Chinese telecom company. 

by Klint Finley in Business
February 12, 2020

Mobile World Congress Is Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears

The wireless industry showcase becomes the latest tech casualty of the global health emergency. 

by Klint Finley in Business
February 11, 2020

Judge Rules That T-Mobile Can Acquire Sprint

The deal would reduce the number of big national carriers to three, from four. Dish Network says it will build a replacement, but skeptics doubt its commitment.

by Klint Finley in Business
January 29, 2020

The US Is Losing Its Fight Against Huawei

The Trump administration has spent years pressuring the UK to ban Chinese giant Huawei. It didn’t work.

by Garrett M. Graff in Business
January 29, 2020

UK Has a Plan to Corral Huawei. But Security Concerns Linger

Peripheral equipment can be vulnerable, and even partial network surveillance could pose a threat, experts warn.

by Klint Finley in Business
January 15, 2020

Senators Propose $1B to Outpace Huawei in 5G. That’s Small Change

The plan calls for federal subsidies for R&D in next-generation wireless, but the sums pale compared with existing investments. 

by Klint Finley in Business
December 18, 2019

Worried About 5G’s Health Effects? Don’t Be

There’s little reason to think 5G frequencies are any more harmful than other types of electromagnetic radiation, like visible light.

by Klint Finley in Business
December 17, 2019

Where the 5G Data Storm Will Hit First

While we’re all waiting for our phones to see speeds of 10 gigs per second, next-gen wireless tech will transform transportation, medicine, manufacturing, and VR.

by Wired Staff in Backchannel
December 13, 2019

The Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G

AT&T launches its new next-generation wireless network, but breadth of 5G coverage in the US still lags South Korea and China.

by Klint Finley in Business
December 6, 2019

Bernie Sanders Says Internet Service Should be a Human Right

The Vermont senator and presidential candidate proposed a $150 billion plan to expand broadband, including regulating rates for internet service.

by Klint Finley in Business