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  • WASHINGTON, June 12- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's biggest telecoms 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 that he was proposing...

  • FCC commissioners conceded that the vote will not end all unwanted calls and urged carriers to take further steps to block them. FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, a Democrat, said the FCC had to take action. Verizon said Thursday with the new FCC rules "well be able to provide our customers the benefits of spam alerts and blocking more broadly and conveniently.

  • Sprint, T-Mobile deal talks continue: Source

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest news in Sprint and T-Mobile's attempt to merge.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division staff has recommended the agency file a lawsuit to block T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, according to two sources familiar with the matter. But while Justice Department staff balked at the merger, the Federal Communications Commission indicated on...

  • Jonathan Chaplin of New Street Research discusses the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint on CNBC's "Closing Bell."

  • FCC commissioner Brendan Carr joins "Squawk Alley" to discuss the merger between T-Mobile U.S. and Sprint, which the FCC approved Monday.

  • Sprint and T-Mobile U.S. will announce a series of changes to their $26 billion deal, while U.S. regulators are expected to announce agreement on the conditions necessary to approve the merger, sources said.

  • The FCC did not immediately comment after the sentencing by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Led by Pai, the FCC in December 2017 repealed landmark net neutrality protections, which required internet service providers to provide users equal access to all data, regardless of their kind, source or destination. In November 2018, Tyler...

  • Pai said many service providers have held off developing and deploying default call-blocking tools because of uncertainty about whether the tools are legal under the FCC rules. "By making it clear that such call blocking is allowed, the FCC will give voice service providers the legal certainty they need to block unwanted calls from the outset so that...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday delayed plans to begin in June a comprehensive review of a valuable band of spectrum reserved for vehicles to communicate with one another. Pai on Tuesday had called for the FCC "to take a fresh look" at the largely unused 75 megahertz of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band.

  • The FCC voted 5-0 to deny the application, citing risks that the Chinese government could use the approval to conduct espionage against the U.S. government. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission was "looking" at the authorization for those two companies, but declined to elaborate. The FCC cited reports that "China Telecom has been hijacking U.S. traffic and...

  • CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the FCC's decision to deny Chinese cellular carrier China Mobile access to the U.S. market. This comes as trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to escalate.

  • FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said on Thursday the United States should also take "additional action" and investigate whether to revoke similar prior approvals for other Chinese-owned carriers, including China Unicom and China Telecom Corp, to operate in the United States. The FCC cited reports that "China Telecom has been hijacking U.S. traffic and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Thursday to deny China Mobile Ltd's bid to provide U.S. telecommunications services, citing security risks. China Mobile sought approval in 2011 to provide services for phone calls between the United States and other countries. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Thursday the United...

  • A worker climbs on a cellular communication tower in Oakland, California.

    Today, Ericsson is putting the infrastructure in place that is needed to make 5G a reality, and tower climbers like Jordan Robinson are in high demand to lay the groundwork.

  • FCC officials said approval could have boosted Chinese intelligence gathering efforts. China Mobile USA, which filed the application, is a Delaware corporation that is indirectly and ultimately owned and controlled by the Chinese government, the FCC said. In 2011, China Mobile sought FCC approval to provide international facilities-based and resale...

  • President Trump announced new initiatives to implement 5G around the country. CNBC's Eamon Javers also gets comments from FCC's Ajit Pai.

  • T-Mobile CEO John Legere (L) and Executive Director of Sprint Marcelo Claure pose for photographs before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    A Sprint, T-Mobile merger is the path to the best 5G network we're likely to see in the U.S. and it will drive AT&T and Verizon to invest, says New Street Research's Jonathan Chaplin

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday the agency plans to hold its third 5 G spectrum auction on Dec. 10, the latest effort to make more spectrum available for higher-speed service that could transform significant sectors of the U.S. economy. In a White House event, President Donald Trump said "In the United...

  • Gene Munster, Loup Ventures, and Ben Fox Rubin, CNET, on 5G.