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A security officer talks on a phone in front of an image of an iPhone displayed at an Apple store in Ahmedabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Three contract manufacturers for Apple iPhones and South Korea’s Samsung have applied for large-scale electronics manufacturing rights in India under a $6.5 billion incentive scheme announced by the government, Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Praad  said Saturday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Samsung, Apple to boost cellphone manufacturing in India

Aug. 1, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three contract manufacturers for Apple iPhones and South Korea’s Samsung have applied for large-scale electronics manufacturing rights in India under a $6.5 billion incentive scheme announced by the government, a minister said Saturday. The scheme will extend cash incentives of 4-6%...

Deadline extended for tribes to seek broadband licenses

Jul. 31, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is giving tribes another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum that would help them establish or expand internet access on their land — far less time than what tribes had sought. Tribes pushed to be first in line to apply for...

In this handout photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) while Senate President Vicente Sotto III, left, and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano applauds at the House of Representative in Metro Manila, Philippines, Monday, July 27, 2020. (Simeon Celi Jr./Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)

Duterte threatens criminals, seeks death penalty for drugs

Jul. 27, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned would-be criminals on Monday that “bodies will pile up" if they turn to robberies and other crimes during the coronavirus pandemic and urged that the death penalty be restored for illegal drugs. Duterte touched on a wide range of...

3 companies buy high-speed frequencies in Dutch auction

Jul. 21, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch government auction of frequencies that can be used by mobile telecom companies to provide new, high-speed 5G communications raised 1.23 billion euros ($1.4 billion), the minister responsible for the sale said Tuesday. Three companies, KPN, T-Mobile and VodafoneZiggo,...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, displays a chart showing cell tower sites that were shut down during power outages in 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Regulators will require 72 hours of backup power at cell towers in emergency situations, including electricity shutoffs during fire seasons. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday, July 16, 2020, to adopt the measure. Last fire season, more than a million people lost service during planned blackouts. AT&T said after the vote that it is focused on ensuring that backup power is available routinely during public safety power shut-offs. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California requires cellphone towers to add backup power

Jul. 16, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators will require 72 hours of backup power at cell towers in emergency situations, including electricity shutoffs during fire seasons. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday to adopt the measure, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. ...

Searchers recover man's body from Flathead River near Essex

Jul. 14, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a man who was swept away and apparently drowned while trying to cross the Middle Fork of the Flathead River north of Essex. Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino said the man slipped at about 10 p.m. Sunday as he and others tried to cross the...

UK government to exclude Huawei from role in supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers

Jul. 14, 2020 7:43 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK government to exclude Huawei from role in supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers.
A man wearing a face mask to protect against the new coronavirus talks on his smartphone as he walks past a Huawei store in Beijing, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop

BT CEO warns of long road to excise Huawei from UK network

Jul. 13, 2020 4:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The CEO of telecoms company BT has warned it may take a decade to remove Huawei equipment from Britain’s wireless infrastructure if the U.K. government follows the U.S. in dumping the telecom provider from its networks. Philip Jansen told the BBC that the Chinese tech giant has been in...

Farmland is pictured below Stone Mountain, where the Rural Broadband Cooperative's wireless internet tower is located in Mill Creek, Pa., on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Local residents worked together to build and maintain the tower, which became operational in October 2019, because they were frustrated with slow internet service. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Rural Pennsylvanians put up their own wireless tower

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Big Valley is a living postcard of Pennsylvania. Jet-black buggies hug the shoulders of its long, straight roads and knobby-kneed foals prance in fields so green they look electrified. Most signs there urge motorists to repent and rejoice, or to buy fresh strawberries from the Amish...

Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Homeland and Construction, presents the 2019 Report on the Protection of the Constitution at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 9 2020. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool via AP)

German intel warns against giving data to Chinese tech firms

Jul. 9, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning consumers that personal data they provide to Chinese payment companies or other tech firms could end up in the hands of China's government. In its annual report released Thursday, the BfV agency noted that Chinese government offices have...