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UK, Japan mobile operators suspend Huawei 5G phone launches

May. 22, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and Japanese mobile phone companies said Wednesday they're putting on hold plans to sell new devices from Huawei, in the latest fallout from U.S. tech restrictions aimed at the Chinese company. Britain's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Y! Mobile said they are pausing the launch...

FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

May. 20, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key federal regulator says he backs T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival wireless carrier Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile...

Sprint and Qiagen rise while Apple and Dish decline

May. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Alphabet Inc., down $24.12 to $1,144.66 The parent of search engine Google warned that some of its features could lose support on Huawei mobile phones. Sprint Corp., up $1.16 to $7.34 The telecommunications company's $26.5 billion...

Economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire on US firms

May. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

The Trump administration's decision to restrict all U.S. technology sales to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn't just up the ante in the China trade war. It's also bound to hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing's drive toward greater technological independence....

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

May. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected to the...

Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US

May. 15, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to let wireless carriers block spam calls by default, which should mean that more spam calls are...

SoftBank profits rise, partly on gains from Saudi-tied fund

May. 9, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank has reported a 36% year-on-year increase in profit for the fiscal year through March, partly on gains from its Vision Fund. After the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, SoftBank said it would diversify sources of its funding for investments. Much...

With billions to spend, feds unsure who lacks broadband

Apr. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a half-hour to her brother's place...

FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

Apr. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to stand up these faster, more powerful networks is a competition "America must...

The Latest: Trump says America must win race to build 5G

Apr. 12, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and 5G next generation mobile networks (all times local): 2:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says the race to build 5G is one America must win. Trump said Friday at the White House that building high-speed networks across the United States will transform...