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Reporter's notebook: Inside Huawei, a feisty determination to thrive

by Scott Tong Jun 24, 2019
At its headquarters, a media tour reveals a combative company determined to thrive despite U.S. sanctions.
A Huawei staff member uses her mobile phone at the Huawei Digital Transformation Showcase in Shenzhen in China's Guangdong province in March.
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Huawei

What exactly is Huawei? What you need to know.

by Scott Tong and Tommy Andres Jun 10, 2019
Get yourself up to speed on the race to own 5G, surveillance concerns and the vast reach of this $100 billion company.
A reception area at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province.
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T-Mobile-Sprint merger depends on promise to bring 5G to rural America

by Meghan McCarty Carino May 21, 2019
But it will require big spending on new tech in areas with small customer bases.
Picture shows a 5G antenna at Deutsche Telekom stand on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona.
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Huawei

Here's why there's no U.S. telecom giant like Huawei

by Scott Tong Mar 1, 2019
Once the world leader in wireless phone technology, America now has no dog in the fight.
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T-Mobile-Sprint merger plans spark concern

by Andy Uhler Feb 13, 2019
Representatives from T-Mobile and Sprint are on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow to discuss a planned $26 billion merger.
John Legere (R), CEO and President of T-Mobile US, and Marcelo Claure, Executive Chairman of Sprint, testify about the T-Mobile and Sprint merger during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 13, 2019.
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Verizon's bet on Oath falters

by Amy Scott Dec 11, 2018
Verizon created Oath out of its investments in “legacy” digital media companies AOL and Yahoo. The goal was to compete with internet giants Facebook and Google. It seems that the world’s biggest wireless network just wasn’t able to make that…
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The U.S. government doesn’t want 5G tech that’s made in China

by Molly Wood Nov 30, 2018
The thing that makes the technology so useful can also make it vulnerable.
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Phone firms say merger would boost 5G in U.S.

by Andy Uhler Apr 30, 2018
The telecom world could be getting a bit smaller. T-Mobile announced yesterday it would be acquiring Sprint in a $26 million all-stock deal. The two companies said the merger will mean that American companies will be able to implement fifth-generation…

Net neutrality rollback begins

by Aaron Schrank Apr 23, 2018
Businesses, states, Democratic senators are mounting challenges to the FCC repeal of internet protections. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Why payphones are still a thing in Hawaii

by Donna Tam Sep 13, 2016
The island state leads the nation in payphones per capita.
Three sailors making telephone calls via payphones in Key West, Florida circa 1955.
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