Tag: 5G (Wireless Communications)

F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday designated the Chinese telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE as national security threats, cutting them off from billions of dollars in federal broadband subsidies. The agency voted unanimously last year to bar telecommunications manufacturers it deemed to be threats from receiving money meant to expand internet access to underserved […]

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Some Trump Officials Take Harder Actions on China During Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Some top Trump administration officials are moving to take a more aggressive stand against China on economic, diplomatic and scientific issues at the heart of the relationship between the world’s two superpowers, further fraying ties that have reached their lowest point in decades. White House aides this week have prodded President Trump to […]

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How a Virus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

LONDON — On April 2, a wireless tower was set ablaze in Birmingham. The next day, a fire was reported at 10 p.m. at a telecommunications box in Liverpool. An hour later, an emergency call came in about another cell tower in Liverpool that was going up in flames. Across Britain, more than 30 acts […]

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How a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

LONDON — On April 2, a wireless tower was set ablaze in Birmingham. The next day, a fire was reported at 10 p.m. at a telecommunications box in Liverpool. An hour later, an emergency call came in about another cell tower in Liverpool that was going up in flames. Across Britain, more than 30 acts […]

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The Humble Phone Call Has Made a Comeback

Alyssa MacKenzie, 32, rarely used her smartphone to make phone calls, apart from the occasional conversation for her work as a disability rights advocate. But when the lockdown for the coronavirus set in, Ms. MacKenzie could no longer pop by her mother’s house a few minutes away in New Canaan, Conn. So she has called […]

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T-Mobile Closes Merger With Sprint, and a Wireless Giant Is Born

A new wireless giant has entered the scene. T-Mobile and Sprint announced the closing of their $30 billion merger on Wednesday, the result of a long-in-the-works effort by both companies to speed the progress of wireless technology and put up a fight against AT&T and Verizon, the two companies that have long dominated the industry. […]

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Eric Schmidt: Silicon Valley Needs the Federal Government

America’s companies and universities innovate like no other places on earth. We are garage start-ups, risk-taking entrepreneurs and intrepid scholars exploring new advances in science and technology. But that is only part of the story. Many of Silicon Valley’s leaders got their start with grants from the federal government — including me. My graduate work […]

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Huawei Is Winning the Argument in Europe, as the U.S. Fumbles to Develop Alternatives

WASHINGTON — America’s global campaign to prevent its closest allies from using Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, in the next generation of wireless networks has largely failed, with foreign leaders publicly rebuffing the United States argument that the firm poses an unmanageable security threat. Britain has already called the Trump administration’s bluff, betting that officials […]

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He’s Stared Down Activists and Apple, and Is Still in Charge

Steve Mollenkopf has faced his share of challenges as the chief executive of Qualcomm. Soon after he took the job in March 2014, the company’s stock plummeted by more than 40 percent as investors grew wary of the chip maker’s prospects. An activist investor agitated for change, urging the company to break itself up. Qualcomm […]

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White House Official Says Huawei Has Secret Back Door to Extract Data

WASHINGTON — Huawei has the ability to secretly retrieve sensitive information in next-generation wireless networks and other systems it maintains around the world, a top White House official said Tuesday. The comment from Robert C. O’Brien, the national security adviser, is one of the sharpest public denunciations of the Chinese company by the Trump administration, […]

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Judge Approves T-Mobile Merger With Sprint

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of T-Mobile’s takeover of Sprint in a deal that would further concentrate corporate ownership of technology, combining the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers and creating a new telecommunications giant to take on rivals AT&T and Verizon. The decision, by Judge Victor Marrero of United States District […]

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Pompeo Mixes Tough Talk on China With Reassurance to U.K.

LONDON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Chinese Communist Party “the central threat of our times” on Thursday, even as he sought to talk up the prospects of a United States trade deal with Britain, which rebuffed American pressure to ban a Chinese company from future telecommunications infrastructure. The scathing criticism of the […]

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E.U. Recommends Limiting, but Not Banning, Huawei in 5G Rollout

The European Union told its members on Wednesday that they should limit so-called “high-risk” 5G vendors, a category that includes the Chinese tech giant Huawei, but stopped short of recommending a ban on the firm, despite a lengthy and aggressive campaign by the Trump administration. The recommendations are as far as the European Union can […]

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Britain Says Huawei Won’t Be Banned From Its 5G Network

LONDON — Britain said on Tuesday that it would not ban equipment made by the Chinese technology giant Huawei from being used in its new high-speed 5G wireless network, the starkest sign that an American campaign against the telecommunications company is faltering. Despite more than a year of intense lobbying by the Trump administration, which […]

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What You Need to Know About 5G in 2020

LAS VEGAS — Like many consumers, Kathryn Schipper, an attorney in Seattle, doesn’t have a landline. She relies on her smartphone for calls and videoconferencing, but reception is spotty. So she is excited about the arrival of 5G, the fifth-generation wireless network that has been the subject of breathless speculation over the last few years. […]

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