Telecommunications

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, T-Mobile President Mike Sievert, left, and CEO John Legere smile during a press conference in New York. T-Mobile says its colorful CEO John Legere is stepping down next year, even as the wireless company’s long-running effort to merge with rival Sprint remains unfinished. T-Mobile’s current president and chief operating officer, Mike Sievert, will become CEO in May after Legere’s contract ends. (Brian Ach/AP Images for T-Mobile, File)
November 18, 2019 - 1:24 pm
T-Mobile said Monday its colorful CEO John Legere is stepping down next year, even as the wireless company’s long-running effort to merge with rival Sprint remains unfinished. Its current president and chief operating officer, Mike Sievert, will become CEO in May after Legere’s contract ends. T-...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2002, file photo, WorldCom Inc., CEO Bernard Ebbers is shown in Jackson, Miss. Ebbers, a former telecommunications executive, was convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history and is asking a judge to shorten his prison sentence so he could be released as his health deteriorates. Ebbers was convicted in New York in 2005 on securities fraud and other charges and started serving a 25-year sentence in 2006. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 15, 2019 - 12:59 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former telecommunications executive convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history is asking a judge to shorten his prison sentence so he can be released as his health deteriorates. Bernard Ebbers led WorldCom, which collapsed and went into...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, a man uses his smartphone outside a Huawei store in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling a folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X went on sale Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 on Huawei’s online store in China priced at 16,999 yuan ($2,422) and competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launched in September. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its first folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X, which unfolds to 14.6 centimeters (5.8 inches) wide, went on sale Friday on Huawei’s online store in China priced...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, filer photo, a man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, Huawei announced it is paying its workers bonuses as thanks for helping the Chinese tech giant cope with U.S. sanctions threatening its smartphone and other businesses. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
November 12, 2019 - 6:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — Huawei is paying its employees bonuses totaling more than $285 million as thanks for helping the Chinese tech giant cope with U.S. sanctions that threaten its smartphone and other businesses. Huawei scrambled to remove U.S. components from its products following curbs announced in...
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In this Aug. 20, 2019, photo, Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei gestures as he chats with Huawei executives at the company campus in Shenzhen in Southern China's Guangdong province. Ren says its troubles with President Donald Trump are hardly the biggest crisis he has faced while working his way from rural poverty to the helm of China’s first global tech brand. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 09, 2019 - 9:09 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — For decades, Huawei's founder stayed out of sight as it grew to become the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers and passed Apple as the No. 2 smartphone brand. Now, Ren Zhengfei is shedding that anonymity as China's first global tech brand mobilizes to fight back...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, a person checks their smartphone in Glenview, Ill. A mysterious wave of texts swept America’s phones overnight Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, delivering unintelligible messages that left many people mildly confused when they woke up on Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 08, 2019 - 4:14 pm
If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, a person checks their smartphone in Glenview, Ill. A mysterious wave of texts swept America’s phones overnight Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, delivering unintelligible messages that left many people mildly confused when they woke up on Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 07, 2019 - 8:39 pm
If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to each other in months were...
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This screen grab from the website deny.smartpb.net and provided by Censored Planet, a lab at the University of Michigan, shows the website is blocked in Russia. A study by University of Michigan researchers shows Russia is succeeding in imposing a highly effective internet censorship regime across thousands of disparate, privately owned providers in an effort also aimed at making government snooping pervasive. The website address “deny.smartpb.net” translated to English states, “We apologize, but this resource is blocked by decision of state authorities.” The provider includes an ad for wireless television and 30-days free as a gift. (Censored Planet via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is succeeding in imposing a highly effective internet censorship regime across thousands of disparate, privately owned providers in an effort also aimed at making government snooping pervasive, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by University of Michigan...
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Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping addresses attendees at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
November 05, 2019 - 9:15 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chinese tech company Huawei will take part in the construction of Hungary's next-generation 5G wireless network despite concerns among key allies like the U.S. about potential snooping by Beijing. Speaking at China's International Import Expo in Shanghai, Hungarian Foreign...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo a woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. U.S. regulators are proposing to cut off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. networks, citing security threats. The proposal would mean that telecom companies receiving government subsidies can’t use those to pay for networking equipment from Huawei and ZTE. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 29, 2019 - 6:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused the U.S. of "economic bullying behavior" after U.S. regulators cited security threats in proposing to cut off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks. China would "resolutely oppose the U.S. abusing state power to suppress specific...
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