Mobile and Infrastructure News

From government licensing through to ISP and infrastructure, this is our global news and commentary of all things 5G, mobile and telecommunications related.

Platform News: Big Tech

States rally around proposed US laws to rein in Big Tech

A bipartisan group of US state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Faceb...

UK Trade Secretary

UK Trade Minister is seeking to break down digital trade barriers

The UK will look to break down digital trade barriers to help its businesses export their services, the country’s newly appointed trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan will say...

Platform News: Google search engine

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its “huge financial muscle” to illegally hurt competitors, the country’s antit...

Platform News: Big Tech

Big Tech’s little mergers draw more US antitrust scrutiny

US Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a comp...

Microsoft

Microsoft shares edge higher on $60 billion buyback program

Microsoft Corp shares rose 1% in early trading after the company announced a $60 billion share repurchase plan, its biggest ever.

Platform News: Search engine Google

Google says it offers more than $10 billion in consumer benefits in South Korea

Google has said its presence in South Korea equates to nearly 12 trillion won (approximately $10.16 billion) in economic benefits for its users, as the US tech giant faces increase...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

TikTok’s lead EU regulator opens two data privacy probes

TikTok’s lead data privacy regulator in the EU has opened two inquiries into the Chinese-owned short-video platform related to the processing of children’s personal dat...

Chinese Flag

China aims for ‘civilised’ internet with focus on ‘socialist values’

China will step up efforts to promote a “civilised” internet by strengthening oversight over the likes of news sites and online platforms and encouraging them to promot...

Tim Cook: Apple CEO

Here are the top announcements from Apple event

Apple Inc has launched a new series of iPhones and iPads, featuring a faster processor and better cameras.

FTC: Federal Trade Commission

US panel votes to approve $1 billion for FTC privacy probes

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to give the Federal Trade Commission $1 billion to set up a bureau dedicated to improving data security and privacy and fighting id...

Platform News: China

New regulations: China tells tech giants to stop blocking rivals’ links

China fired a fresh regulatory shot at its tech giants, telling them to end a long-standing practice of blocking each other’s links on their sites or face consequences.

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Epic ruling invites future efforts to paint Apple as monopolist

A US judge stopped short of labelling Apple Inc an “illegal monopolist” on Friday, but the closely-watched ruling provides a roadmap for similar claims against the iPho...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

US judge orders Apple to ease App Store rules

A federal judge in the US has struck down some of Apple’s App Store rules, forcing the company to allow developers to send their users to other payment systems in a partial w...

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China’s industry ministry has told technology companies including Alibaba and Tencent to stop blocking each other’s website links from their platforms, the 21st Century...