Sprint and T-Mobile merge into new wireless telecom giant

Business / Corporate Apr 2, 2020

Sprint and T-Mobile merge into new wireless telecom giant

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant rivaling AT&T and Verizon in size. The companies announced the deal, valued at $31.6 billion (¥3.4 trillion) based on T-Mobile's closing stock price Tuesday, two years ago. It has ...

NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan

Business Mar 25, 2020

NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan

NTT Docomo Inc. launched fifth-generation large-capacity ultrahigh-speed mobile phone services Wednesday, becoming the first in Japan to do so. Rivals KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp. are set to follow suit on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Rakuten Inc. plans to enter the 5G market in June. With ...

Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem coronavirus spread

World Mar 24, 2020

Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem coronavirus spread

Several European nations are evaluating powerful but potentially intrusive tools for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, a move that could put public health at odds with individual privacy. The tools in question are apps that would use real-time phone-location data to track the movements of virus ...

Trump signs bill to help telecom firms replace Huawei equipment

Business Mar 13, 2020

Trump signs bill to help telecom firms replace Huawei equipment

President Donald Trump signed into law on Thursday a bill that provides $1 billion to help small telecom providers replace equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE. The U.S. government considers the Chinese companies a security risk and has pushed its allies not to use ...