Tag: Telephones and Telecommunications

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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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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Judge Is Said to Rule for T-Mobile Merger With Sprint

The judge in a contentious lawsuit that tried to stop the long-in-the-works merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is planning to rule in favor of the deal, according to three people briefed on the matter. The verdict, expected Tuesday, will come at the end of an unusual suit filed in June by attorneys general from 13 […]

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Bernard J. Ebbers, WorldCom Chief Jailed in Fraud, Dies at 78

Bernard J. Ebbers, who built a modest Mississippi phone company into a telecommunications giant, WorldCom, but later went to jail after its collapse in one of the nation’s largest corporate scandals, died on Sunday at his home in Brookhaven, Miss. He was 78. His health had sharply deteriorated in recent months, his family said in […]

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Bernard J. Ebbers, Convicted Former WorldCom Chief, Dies at 78

Bernard J. Ebbers, who spent 12 years in prison after presiding over a notorious $11 billion accounting fraud as chief executive of the telephone company WorldCom, died on Sunday, according to media reports citing his family. He was 78. His health had sharply deteriorated in recent months, his family said. Mr. Ebbers, who was sentenced […]

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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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Tougher Huawei Restrictions Stall After Defense Department Objects

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has put on hold a proposed rule change that would further restrict American sales to Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, after some officials in the Department of Defense and other agencies argued that the measure, which was intended to protect national security, could backfire and actually harm it, according to […]

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