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News, Regulations

Starks rips into Huawei, stating that a ‘rip and replace’ equipment program could cost $1 billion

September 18, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

In an address to attendees of the Competitive Carriers Association’s convention in Providence, Rhode Island yesterday, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks said he’s focused on communications network security and slammed Chinese manufacturer Huawei, stating they pose a national security risk. His […]


Networks & Systems, Regulations

SK Telecom, Ericsson testing standalone 5G core

September 16, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Korean mobile operator SK Telecom (SKT) and network infrastructure vendor Ericsson have completed testing of an end-to-end 5G transmission using handsets, radio equipment and a 5G core, a critical step towards the commercialization of standalone (SA) 5G. Standalone 5G is […]


Regulations

Huawei drops lawsuit over equipment seized by the US government

September 10, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Chinese vendor Huawei has dropped a lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department and other agencies after the government released telecommunications equipment seized in September 2017. The suit was filed by the Chinese company’s U.S. subsidiary, Huawei Technologies USA, in June […]


News, Regulations

AT&T, American Tower sign new agreement for 5G

September 4, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

AT&T and American Tower Corporation’s new, long-term agreement aims to streamline wireless network deployments on American Tower’s U.S. sites to enhance AT&T’s deployment of 5G and other network upgrades including FirstNet, an LTE network that prioritizes first responder users. “This […]


News, Regulations

Juniper Networks forks out $11.7M to settle foreign bribery charges

August 30, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

On Thursday, Juniper Networks paid the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $11.7 million to settle foreign bribery chargers related to its sales practices in China and Russia. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Juniper paid $4 million in disgorgement, which was the amount […]


News, Regulations

U.S. reportedly receives more than 130 applications for Huawei licenses

August 29, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The U.S. Commerce Department has received over 130 applications from U.S. firms for licenses to sell goods to Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. However, the U.S. authorities have not yet granted any licenses […]


News, Regulations

AT&T, T-Mo cooperate on cross-network call authentication

August 19, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

One of the first steps to combat unwanted spam robocalls is to authenticate the call and alert customers that an incoming call is — or isn’t — actually coming from the number that comes up on Caller ID, or whether […]


News, Regulations

Trump administration gives Huawei another 90 days to work in U.S.

August 19, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Despite ongoing security concerns, the Trump administration extended the length of the license that allows Huawei to do business with its U.S. customers. Using an executive order, President Donald Trump had put a 90-day ban on Huawei’s gear back in […]


News, Regulations

FCC Chairman circulating draft order to approve Sprint/T-Mobile US merger

August 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Department of Justice recently gave Sprint and T-Mobile US approval for a long-pending $26 billion merger with extensive concessions. And now Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has circulated a draft order that approves the deal signifying […]


Regulations

FCC authorizes fourth wave of rural broadband funding

August 13, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

As part of its multi-wave effort to improve broadband mapping across the rural U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized more than $121 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 36,579 unserved rural homes and businesses […]