Judge approves T-Mobile and Sprint merger, shrinking US mobile providers to three

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And then there were three. The number of US mobile phone provides looked set to shrink again on Tuesday as a federal judge rejected arguments that T-Mobile’s $26.5bn takeover of Sprint would mean less competition and higher phone bills. Though the deal still needs a few more approvals, T-Mobile expects to close it as early […]

Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network – US reports

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Huawei Technologies, the Chinese company put on a US blacklist because of national security concerns, secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its commercial wireless network, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing sources and internal documents. The Chinese telecommunications company partnered with a state-owned Chinese firm, Panda International Information Technology, on a number of […]

How other countries are responding to Trump’s Huawei threat

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Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that effectively bars US companies from using telecoms equipment supplied by “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “unacceptable risks” to national security. The “national emergency” ban is aimed at controversial Chinese telecom Huawei, which the US claims could use equipment supplied to forthcoming 5G voice and data networks […]