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: Google

Lawsuit: Google failed to honour ‘don’t be evil’ pledge in firing engineers

A group of former Google employees are suing the Alphabet Inc unit alleging that it breached their employment contracts by not honouring its famous motto “don’t be evil...

Platform News: Google

Google makes pledges on browser cookies to appease UK regulator

Google has pledged more restrictions on its use of data from its Chrome browser to address concerns raised by Britain’s competition regulator about its plan to ban third-part...

Scott Morrison Australian PM

Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said.

European Union

EU countries agree on common stance on new rules for US tech giants

EU countries have now agreed on a common position on new rules to curb the power of US tech giants and force them to do more to police their platforms for illegal content.

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Former Apple worker inspires Washington state measure seeking to curb NDAs

A former Apple Inc employee who had filed a whistleblower complaint related to Apple’s use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) has inspired draft legislation in Washington st...

European Union

EU rules aim for more transparency in targeted political ads

US tech giants will have to provide more data on their targeted political ads or risk fines up to 4% of their global turnover under draft EU rules seen by journalists, part of the ...

AT&T

AT&T and Verizon agree to new precautions to address 5G air safety concerns

AT&T and Verizon Communications on Wednesday agreed to adopt new precautionary measures to address air safety concerns raised from the planned use of C-Band spectrum for 5G wir...

Life360

Apple critic Tile Inc acquired by Life360 in $205 million deal

Tile Inc, a maker of tracking tags that was a vocal critic of Apple Inc, has been acquired by Life360, a location-sharing app maker.

Alibaba Office Building

China fines tech giants for failing to report 43 old deals

China’s market regulator said it was fining companies including Alibaba, Baidu and JD.com for failing to declare 43 deals that date as far back as 2012 to authorities, saying...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple tells workers they have right to discuss wages, working conditions

Apple delivered a message to employees on Friday that was striking given its reputation for secrecy: a reminder that workers may discuss wages, hours and working conditions.

Rosenworsel

US FCC chief confident 5G wireless dispute can be resolved

Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel has said she is confident questions raised about the impact of planned use of spectrum for 5G wireless communications on...

Apple to sell spare parts to consumers to repair iPhones, Macs

Apple Inc has said it will for the first time start selling spare parts and tools to the general public to perform their own repairs on some iPhones and Mac computers.

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snap hires head of carrier partnerships to boost global growth

Snap Inc said has it has hired its first head of telecom carrier partnerships, as the parent company of messaging app Snapchat seeks to bolster its growth outside the US.

Platform News: Google

US states file updated antitrust complaint against Google

A group of US states led by Texas have filed an amended complaint against Google accusing the tech giant of using coercive tactics and breaking antitrust laws in its efforts to boo...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Biden signs legislation to tighten US restrictions on Huawei and ZTE

US President Joe Biden has signed legislation to prevent companies like Huawei Technologies Co or ZTE Corp that are deemed security threats from receiving new equipment licenses fr...