As eSIM probe goes on, JP Morgan takes odds down for Sprint and T-Mobile merger
The Department of Justice is looking at whether AT&T and Verizon have colluded. As such, one bank analyst believes that the regulator’s view on the industry may negatively impact chances of a merger of the nation’s weakest major carriers.
Apple’s acquisition of Shazam under EU investigation for antitrust concerns
Regulators have questions about whether Apple will block user referrals to competing music services like Spotify and Google Play and whether it will have an unfair competitive advantage with the access to existing referral data.
US investigating AT&T and Verizon over eSIM, GSMA pauses its involvement
The GSMA has been working on a standard for embedded SIMs, which would allow users to switch carriers without the need to switch cards and would also get rid of carrier locking. Two carriers wanted to put the kibosh on that.
FTC starts private investigation into Facebook privacy concerns
Among many of them is the fact that Facebook collected the metadata of Android users’ phone calls and text messages. The company says it was an opt-in procedure, but screenshots make the practice more vague than it seems.