Category: Business / Telecoms

July 18, 2019

While Washington Talks Antitrust, Europe Takes Action

The European Commission fined chipmaker Qualcomm €242 million for luring Chinese phone makers with low prices, forcing a British rival out of the market.

by Gregory Barber in Business
July 16, 2019

That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore

A UK committee declines to recommend banning Huawei from the nation’s telecom networks, as the US prepares to permit some sales to the Chinese company.

by Klint Finley in Business
July 1, 2019

Surprise! Huawei Can Actually Innovate—and Win Fans

The Chinese company is viewed as a copycat and national-security threat. But it took more than low prices to create the largest maker of telecom gear.

by Klint Finley in Business
June 25, 2019

Schools and Phone Companies Face Off Over Wireless Spectrum

The FCC proposes to auction a portion of spectrum reserved decades ago for educational uses. Some education advocates aren’t happy.

by Klint Finley in Business
June 1, 2019

Why Net Neutrality Advocates Remain Optimistic

A member of Congress and an FCC commissioner urge supporters to keep up the pressure to restore net neutrality despite opposition in the Senate and White House.

by Sara Harrison in Business
June 1, 2019

What Amazon Might Want With Boost Mobile

Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to spin off Boost Mobile to win approval of their planned merger. A report says e-commerce giant Amazon is interested.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 30, 2019

Another Ripple From the Huawei Ban: Scientific Peer Review

IEEE, an engineering organization that publishes several scientific journals, has banned Huawei employees from prepublication peer reviews.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 22, 2019

Judge Finds Qualcomm’s Pricing Policy Violates Antitrust Law

The US joins China, the European Union, and South Korea, in ruling that Qualcomm violated laws in how it licenses its smartphone chips.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 20, 2019

FCC Chair Backs Sprint/T-Mobile Merger, Clearing One Hurdle

Ajit Pai said he’s satisfied with the companies’ promises to build a 5G network and spin off a subsidiary brand. The Justice Department still has doubts.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 20, 2019

5G Is Coming, and It’s Fortified With Fiber

Countless new wireless transmitters will relay all that data to your phone, and many will connect to the internet through endless miles of new fiber-optic cable.

by Lauren Joseph in Business