Latest Mobile telecommunications services News

Sprint fined $50,000 for overcharging Omaha cell phone users

Jun. 09, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators have fined Sprint $50,000 for overcharging all of its cell phone customers in Omaha for several years. The Nebraska Public Service Commission said the overcharges to help pay for 911 emergency services affected more than 77,000...

Huawei rolls out its own operating system to smartphones

Jun. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Huawei launched its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system on its handsets on Wednesday as it adapts to having lost access to Google mobile services two years ago after the U.S. put the Chinese telecommunications company on a trade blacklist. The...

Australian telco fined $39M for exploiting Indigenous folk

May. 13, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s largest telecommunications company Telstra was fined 50 million Australian dollars ($39 million) on Thursday for unconscionable conduct in selling remote Indigenous customers mobile phone contracts that they did not understand and could not afford. ...

Verizon sells internet trailblazers Yahoo and AOL for $5B

May. 03, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

AOL and Yahoo are being sold again, this time to a private equity firm. Wireless company Verizon will sell Verizon Media, which consists of the once-pioneering tech platforms, to Apollo Global Management in a $5 billion deal. Verizon said Monday that...

Mexico moves to require biometric data from cellphone users

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activists and opposition figures cried foul Wednesday after Mexico’s Senate passed legislation to require cellphone companies to gather customers’ identification and biometric data, like fingerprints or eye scans. President Andrés Manuel López...

Myanmar cuts wireless internet service amid coup protests

Apr. 02, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's wireless broadband internet services were shut down on Friday by order of the military, local providers said, as protesters continued to defy the threat of lethal violence to oppose the junta's takeover. A directive from the Ministry of...

Japan spends millions on technology for absent Olympic fans

Mar. 23, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top telecommunications company is getting 7.3 billion yen — about $67 million — in taxpayer money to design mobile tracking software to curb the spread of coronavirus infections during the Tokyo Olympics. There's one catch: Few Olympic fans...