Airlines, telecom clash over new 5G spectrum

Nov 26, 2021
AT&T and Verizon spent tens of billions to get the latest 5G technology up and running. But airlines say it could impact plane safety.
A contract crew for Verizon updates a cell tower to handle the 5G network in Orem, Utah in 2019.
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Where's my 5G?

Nov 30, 2020
The reality right now is this: Superfast 5G exists, but it’s rare.
A Verizon store advertising 5G in New York City.
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Beating the blacklist: Huawei surviving, perhaps thriving, despite U.S. sanctions

Dec 16, 2019
Huawei's "plan B" seems to be working. It's on track to make $100 billion this year.
Huawei is still on track to make $100 billion this year despite being blacklisted by the U.S.
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Reporter's notebook: Inside Huawei, a feisty determination to thrive

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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What exactly is Huawei? What you need to know.

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.

T-Mobile-Sprint merger depends on promise to bring 5G to rural America

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.

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

Mar 1, 2019
Once the world leader in wireless phone technology, America now has no dog in the fight.
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For public good, not for profit.

T-Mobile-Sprint merger plans spark concern

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

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 work. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

The U.S. government doesn’t want 5G tech that’s made in China

Nov 30, 2018
The thing that makes the technology so useful can also make it vulnerable.
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