Rogers spending $100 million to cover 1,000km of rural Canada with LTE

Canada is the world’s second largest country by area and, thus, has many sparsely populated regions between the towns and cities that make up provinces from the Northwest Territory to Newfoundland and Labrador. In the case of Rogers, it has taken a cue from the federal government’s just-announced spending boon …

US cranks pressure on UK over Huawei, 5G

US intelligence officials have been pressuring Germany to either block out Huawei from vending any 5G network equipment to the country or risk the loosening of its secret information sharing relationship. The foreign minister’s office has been abuzz about the security concerns of integrating cheap but proficient devices from the …

Huawei’s Android alternative OS now viable, it confirms

Back in 2016, we had our first word that Huawei was working on a backup operating system to Android if in case it would have to jump off of Google’s platform. It didn’t want to do that if it wasn’t compelled to, but the option was there. In the current …

5G key to China’s growing surveillance economy – take paying for a train trip

Network operators and equipment makers have been telling us to brace for the incredible potential of 5G for the past half-decade. But despite throwing out ideas for how to use that incredible speed and bandwidth, no one really has a clear idea on what kind of killer app will emerge. …

New T-Mobile extends wholesale data pricing lock-in, won’t on consumer pricing

T-Mobile CEO John Legere was back on Capitol Hill today, pledging in front of a House Judiciary Committee that if his carrier merged with Sprint, MVNOs would be able to lock in their wholesale service pricing or, in his words, “take their rates right now and lock it in for …

US: Germany should cut Huawei from 5G or we’ll cut intel ties

Despite concerns that Huawei would allow the Chinese government to tap into data from the cellular networks it has equipment in, many governments have been hesitant to lock the telecom firm out of supplying their 5G grid — the company is considered to be a cheaper, but proficient alternative to …

In Qualcomm anti-trust battles, Korean FTC could be its ticking time bomb

Among the plethora of lawsuitsplethora of lawsuits semiconductors company Qualcomm is anti-trust allegations of coersion of its buyers to license its CDMA and other modem-based patents and lock out any potential competition. In South Korea, the nation’s Fair Trade Commission came out hard against the San Diego-based chipmaker, fining it …

Huawei P30 Rumors! ft. Booredatwork | #PNWeekly 348

Huawei dominates the conversation this week as we address the looming legal challenges the company faces against the United States and the world. But that won’t stop us from talking about a new Huawei phone as we await word of the P30 — we check out the rumor mill. All …

Huawei lawsuit against US allows for public relations campaign to fluorish

The Justice Department is suing Huawei on a raft of fraud and theft charges related to intellectual property and sanctions infractions. Huawei has sued the United States back for implementing unlawful bans of its products within the government as well as the Canadian government for detaining its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, …

FCC puts T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint in public comment limbo

The FCC has halted its review of the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile in order for the public to comment on substantial new motivations the carriers have filed for their combination. Originally branded as a comprehensive push for America’s 5G leadership, the company had decided in September to submit new …

T-Mobile spent $195,000 on Trump hotel since Sprint merger announcement

T-Mobile has responded to lawmakers’ questions on how often they’ve stayed at Donald Trump’s hotels since the announcement of its merger with Sprint. As the $26 billion deal goes through regulatory review, there are concerns that T-Mobile, the lead partner in the combination, is hoping to influence the Trump administration …

Trump campaigners still talking about nationalized 5G network

Last year, one national security adviser was circulating a report around the White House that made the case for the government to nationalize its 5G network — or to build and own the next-gen cellular grid which networks would lease access to. The biggest concern at the time was hardening …

Facebook confirms it’s in talks with the FTC, sources say over privacy settlement

Facebook has confirmed that it is currently talking with the Federal Trade Commission, but won’t say what for. The Washington Post reports that the FTC may have been planning to lay massive penalties — the cash sum alone would amount to billions of dollars — over what it has appraised …

Canada’s Telus considers government’s prospective Huawei ban an investment risk

Chinese tech company Huawei is making low-cost 5G networking equipment for wireless carriers. Governments have been wary of the company’s security measures preventing data leaks to Beijing, especially as a new law compels it to share data in secret — the United States considers it an outright threat. Some are …

Sprint, T-Mobile executives grilled in Congress on merger

Executives from Sprint and T-Mobile are on Capitol Hill today to face House representatives on the chamber’s Energy and Commerce Committee and defend their $26 billion merger. The companies have made their case that the combination would help the United States lead the world in 5G deployment, would block off …

Senators confront FCC on carriers throttling streaming video

The fight over net neutrality in the United States remains a live wire in the government with a lawsuit against the FCC underway for its repeal of the Open Internet Order. One of the pillars in the current net neutrality discussion is how networks manage massive amounts of traffic headed …

US lawmakers want sanctions on ZTE enforced if it fails on Trump terms

ZTE is once again under the scrupulous eyes of US legislators as a group of seven Senators have co-sponsored a bill that would impose sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications firm if it violates or fails to satisfy agreements made with the Trump administration. Reuters reports that Republican Senators Marco Rubio, …

FCC defends “information service” classification in net neutrality trial

First arguments were held on Friday in a federal appeals court between proponents of the 2015 Open Internet Order and the FCC and carriers who have supported the Restoring Internet Freedom Act. One of the major questions dominating the question of whether net neutrality is still law of the land …