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T-Mobile to pay $20M after outage led to failed 911 calls

Nov. 23, 2021 19:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wireless carrier T-Mobile agreed to pay $19.5 million in a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission over a 12-hour nationwide outage in June 2020 that resulted in thousands of failed 911 calls. The FCC said Tuesday that as part of the...

Ericsson to buy cloud service company Vonage in $6.2B deal

Nov. 22, 2021 08:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson is buying U.S. cloud communications company Vonage in a $6.2 billion deal that will help it expand wireless services for business customers. The acquisition would also give it access to software developers who can...

3G shutting down in Maine, impacting older phones, devices

Nov. 18, 2021 16:28 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Starting in 2022, the 3G mobile network will be shutting down in Maine, impacting older cellphones and some other devices that connect to the internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Each telecommunications company will take...

Auburn football stadium getting wireless network upgrade

Nov. 14, 2021 12:37 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University's football stadium will get an upgrade to its wireless network estimated to cost $10 million. The Opelika-Auburn News reported that trustees approved a plan to update the Wi-Fi system at the more than 87,000-seat Jordan-Hare...

Japan's SoftBank sinks into losses over China investments

Nov. 08, 2021 03:37 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — SoftBank Group Corp. sank into red ink for the July-September period, dragged down by losses on its investments in China, the Japanese technology conglomerate said Monday. SoftBank reported a 397.9 billion yen ($3.5 billion) loss for the fiscal second...

Brazil's awaited 5G tender yields billions in investment

Nov. 04, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil held its much-anticipated auction for build-out of the nation’s fifth-generation wireless network on Thursday, with the open question of whether China's Huawei telecommunications company will be involved. The technology promises faster...

Vegas withstands late rally, beats Ducks 5-4 in shootout

Oct. 30, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Spanning the roster to decide which player should be next in rotation during a shootout, Vegas Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer deferred to assistant Ryan Craig, who suggested Evgenii Dadonov. “Some of the analytics had other guys ahead of him,”...

Man gets almost 5 years in pandemic relief loan fraud case

Oct. 07, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

A man who faked suicide and went on the run to avoid prosecution for fraudulently seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in coronavirus pandemic relief loans intended for struggling small businesses was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison. David Staveley,...

Virus fallout, slow internet worry businesses in German vote

Sep. 17, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

GOLSSEN, Germany (AP) — A mill owner in eastern Germany hopes the next government will restore supply chains disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. A brewer in the country’s south wants a more predictable strategy for responding to the virus and a better cellphone network. A hotel owner...

Biden walks storm-ravaged Louisiana: 'I know you're hurting'

Sep. 03, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Giant trees knocked sideways. Homes boarded up with plywood. Off-kilter street signs. Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hardhit Louisiana neighborhood on Friday and told local...