Sprint/T-Mobile merger cleared by foreign investment regulator

The Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States has approved the deal and so have a few other government agencies. But it waits on the FCC.

ZTE pays $1 billion fine to US, will finally fix a broken urinal

It still needs to forward $400 million to an escrow account so that it can come out of the imports ban it is still currently under.

Trump tries to talk to senators about ZTE, gets derailed by immigration

The talk of tech and tariffs was drowned out today by talk of “tender age” shelters and crying babies at the border. The president backed from his position.

Senate passes defense bill locking Huawei and ZTE out of US

President Trump will apparently brush against the will of Congress to lock Huawei and ZTE out of the US market, setting us up for a showdown.

Trump to fight Senate to protect ZTE access to US products

The Defense Department’s budget for the next year, as the senate has it written, will prevent ZTE from sourcing parts from US contractors.

Congress could still effectively ban ZTE from getting US parts

The Commerce Department might have given the Chinese tech manufacturer a way out of its imports ban, but the Senate is right behind it to keep it locked in.

US military base retailers can no longer sell Huawei or ZTE phones

The spectre of the Chinese government’s purported turpentine tossing routine in international cybersecurity realm has heavily affected Huawei and ZTE’s business in the United States.