Latest Wireless technology News

Senators urge FCC to maintain quake wireless alert speeds

Jul. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of U.S. senators from the West Coast is urging the government to ensure that planned changes to the national Wireless Emergency Alert system do not impair its ability to provide rapid warnings about earthquakes. Twenty senators signed a letter Tuesday to Federal Communications...

New network for first responders raises concern among media

Jun. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national wireless network...

US top diplomat presses Dutch to be tough on China over tech

Jun. 3, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put pressure on the Netherlands on Monday to follow Washington's tough line on China as the Dutch government prepares to auction off new "5G" internet rights. Speaking after meeting his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok, Pompeo said they...

Cuba legalizes private Wi-Fi, importation of routers

May. 29, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Wednesday that it is legalizing private Wi-Fi networks and the importation of equipment like routers, eliminating one of the world's tightest restrictions on internet use. The measure announced by state media provides a legal status to thousands of Cubans who created homemade...

Maduro invites Huawei to set up 4G network in Venezuela

May. 24, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is inviting China's Huawei to help set up a 4G network in Venezuela, prompting opposition leader Juan Guaidó to accuse him of having an "absolute disconnection with reality." Guaidó said Friday that telecommunications problems...

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

May. 21, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear. U.S. companies that supply the Chinese tech powerhouse with computer chips face a drop in sales, and Huawei's smartphone sales could get decimated with the anticipated loss of Google's popular software...

US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

May. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

The United States is delaying some restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment. The Trump administration insists the sanctions are unrelated...