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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, people walk by a SoftBank shop in Tokyo. Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. saw its April-June profit rise 12% as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of U.S. carrier T-Mobile shares. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Japan tech giant SoftBank's profits rise on investments

Aug. 11, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp.'s said Tuesday that its profit rose 12% in April-June from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of its shares in U.S. carrier T-Mobile. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported Tuesday a fiscal first quarter profit of 1.2...

File-Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, speaks during an open hearing and vote on Net Neutrality in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The Pentagon plans to free up a big chunk of its military airwaves in the U.S. for high-speed internet service, part of a broader push to get ahead of China in the deployment of 5G wireless technology. O'Rielly, a Republican who has been at odds with President Donald Trump's administration on some issues, sent a letter to the president in April urging him to cut through red tape and get the Pentagon to give up some of its frequencies.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Pentagon offers military airwaves for 5G wireless networks

Aug. 10, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to free up a big chunk of its military airwaves in the U.S. for high-speed internet service, part of a broader push to get ahead of China in the deployment of 5G wireless technology. The Trump administration announced Monday that it has identified radio spectrum used...

India cricket board suspends IPL deal with Chinese sponsor

Aug. 6, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s cricket board has suspended its Indian Premier League title sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile phone company Vivo for the 2020 tournament. The decision comes as Indian troops are in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas. In June, India...

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,...

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...

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...