Rogers spending $100 million to cover 1,000km of rural Canada with LTE
The money will go towards covering roads out of smaller regional centers to rural towns and provide any caller access to emergency services.
US cranks pressure on UK over Huawei, 5G
DC officials are telling their London counterparts that Huawei can still send data back to its home government and circumvent hardware inspections.
Huawei’s Android alternative OS now viable, it confirms
Chairman Richard Yu said that it does have a “plan B” in place if it has to cut ties with American businesses amid ongoing legal turbulence.
5G key to China’s growing surveillance economy – take paying for a train trip
The Shenzhen Metro is testing out new tech with 5G and AI in mind like patrols and inspections with robots and drones. And what about facial recognition?
New T-Mobile extends wholesale data pricing lock-in, won’t on consumer pricing
If Sprint and T-Mobile are allowed to merge, prospective CEO John Legere would allow smaller carriers to use its network at current rates forever.
US: Germany should cut Huawei from 5G or we’ll cut intel ties
The United States is warning Germany that it will not share intelligence with the country at the same level as it is currently if Huawei is building 5G.
Qualcomm and BOE
In Qualcomm anti-trust battles, Korean FTC could be its ticking time bomb
As part of antitrust mitigation measures it’s obligated to fulfill, Qulacomm has to renegotiate a bunch of patent licensing deals. It hasn’t happened.
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On our show, we discuss Huawei’s legal challenges in the United States and beyond. Plus, hardware talk with the upcoming P30 and current Galaxy S10!
Huawei P30 teaser
Huawei lawsuit against US allows for public relations campaign to fluorish
The US government and Huawei are locked in several legal battles at the moment. The tech manufacturer is looking to make headway in its reputation.
FCC puts T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint in public comment limbo
The commission’s regulatory review process for the combination between the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the nation will run through the spring.
Trump campaigners still talking about nationalized 5G network
The Trump administration had proposed a wholesale 5G network before to heaps of criticism. Why is the re-election campaign making a big deal of it?
Facebook confirms it’s in talks with the FTC, sources say over privacy settlement
The FTC has been determining if Facebook broke its promises to beef up privacy protections for its users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
LG G8 ThinQ battery revealed to be 17 percent larger than G7’s
The LG G8 ThinQ will definitely need a larger battery than its predecessor if the company plans on packing more parts into its phones.
Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug was apparently reported to Apple more than a week ago
In the mobile world, some bugs can take forever to squash, if ever at all. But Group FaceTime was just released to high demand. What’s wrong here?
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We discuss the major downturn in iPhone sales plus rank the best and worst trends to happen to a smartphone in 2019 all on this week’s show!
Google gets FCC waiver to progress with Project Soli gesture controls
Google’s skunkworks project that could allow users to control their devices by waving their hands in the air has received a green light for more testing.
FCC shutdown may impact smartphone launches, Sprint/T-Mobile merger
Could the government shutdown delay the launch of the Galaxy S10 as well as a review of the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile?
Taiwan braces for shut down of 3G network on December 31
Tens of thousands of 3G-only customers need to be moved over before the network shuts down at the end of the year. They’re getting toilet paper as a gift.
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.
Huawei
Huawei CFO on bail in Canada, will return to court February 6
But the legal system in Canada is considering the US Justice Departments request to expedite her south to face fraud charges on sanctions breahes.
Trump: US consumers can easily stand 10 percent tariffs on iPhones
Donald Trump believes that the average American consumer is willing to pay an extra $75 on an iPhone or $120 on a MacBook.
Sprint/T-Mobile merger pitch to FCC pivots from 5G to competition
Instead of leading the way with 5G coverage, a combined Sprint/T-Mobile carrier would best operate as a more robust counter to AT&T and Verizon.
Sprint/T-Mobile merger looks on track to close in 2019
The nation’s fourth- and third-largest carriers have been preparing to merge for the past several months. Several more and it could happen.
Xiaomi stock tumbles as Chinese government turns out damaging audit
The government’s audit found that Xiaomi didn’t report foreign gifts and reimbursement properly. What does that mean for further expansion?
New York Attorney General peers into Sprint and T-Mobile’s prepaid
Sprint and T-Mobile want to merge. They may not be large enough to pose problems in and of themselves, but their prepaid properties might be.