Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Business Jun 20, 2019

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Shareholder activists on Wednesday urged Google parent Alphabet Inc. to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces. SumOfUs, a U.S.-based group that aims to curb the growing power of corporations, presented the proposal at Alphabet's ...

Huawei fights to keep U.S. funds flowing to its rural mobile customers

Business Jun 13, 2019

Huawei fights to keep U.S. funds flowing to its rural mobile customers

China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the world's biggest telecom equipment maker, argued on Wednesday that Washington should scrap plans to prohibit wireless companies from using U.S. government funds to buy Huawei gear for their networks. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in March 2018 ...

Business / Corporate Dec 18, 2018

T-Mobile wins U.S. security OK for sprint takeover: sources

T-Mobile US Inc. won U.S. national security approval for its takeover of Sprint Corp., according to two people familiar with the matter, one of the regulatory conditions needed before the two wireless carriers can combine. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or Cfius, ...

Business / Tech Nov 15, 2018

FCC launches first U.S. high-band 5G spectrum auction

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday launched the agency's first high-band 5G spectrum auction as it works to clear space for next-generation faster networks. Bidding is beginning on Wednesday on spectrum in the 28 GHz band and will be followed by bidding for spectrum in ...

Watchdog denies FCC chief Ajit Pai played favorites with Sinclair

Business Aug 28, 2018

Watchdog denies FCC chief Ajit Pai played favorites with Sinclair

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's watchdog has rejected allegations of favoritism by the agency's chairman toward Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. Ajit Pai drew scrutiny in part for his meetings with Sinclair executives after the election of President Donald Trump, who selected Pai to lead the ...