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.

Digital Advertising: Outbrain

Digital ad platform Outbrain valued at more than $1 billion in Nasdaq debut

Shares of Outbrain Inc opened flat in their Nasdaq debut last week, giving the web recommendation platform a market capitalization of nearly $1.1 billion.

Platform Industry News: BT - British Telecom in the UK

BT takes multi-million pound stake in cyber firm Safe Security

UK telecoms group BT has taken a multi-million pound stake in Silicon Valley cyber risk management firm Safe Security, underlining its ambition to target growth in the sector, the ...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for Justice post

Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

EU court to rule on Google’s $2.8 billion EU antitrust fine on November 10

Europe’s second-top court will rule on Google’s challenge against a 2.4 billion euro (approximately $2.8 billion) EU antitrust fine on Nov. 10, the first of a trio of c...

Platform News: Dreamers

US tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act

Some US tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United ...

Platform news: TikTok app based in China, US politics

US appeals courts dismiss government’s appeals of TikTok rulings

Two US appeals courts dismissed the Justice’s Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned video-...

Lina Khan FTC

Facebook seeks US FTC Chair Lina Khan’s recusal in antitrust case

Facebook has asked for the recusal of Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan from the FTC’s antitrust case against the company, a step that could imperil the agency’s...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

EU lawmaker gets backing for tougher EU tech rules

A key EU lawmaker at the European Parliament steering the debate on tough new rules aimed at Facebook, Google and other large online platforms, secured backing to beef up Europeans...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook and Instagram will invest over $1 billion in content creators

Facebook will spend a cool $1 billion on social media creators through the end of 2022 in a fight for talent. The announcement comes in a week when TikTok became the first rival mo...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

FCC votes to finalize program to replace Huawei equipment in US networks

The US Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to finalize a $1.9 billion program to reimburse mostly rural US carriers for removing equipment from telecommunications n...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Google and Facebook were hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and abusing the...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

Biden taps ex-Pentagon official for key China tech position

Joe Biden has nominated Alan Estevez, a former Pentagon official and Washington insider to be the US Commerce Department’s undersecretary for industry and security, a key pos...

Platform News: European Union flags

After US push, EU pauses tax plan, but Ireland sticks to its guns

The European Union has agreed to delay a corporate tax plan for the bloc following pressure from the Biden-Harris administration and in a bid to facilitate a broader global tax dea...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

TikTok tells employees to return to office for three days a week

Popular short-video app TikTok has told its employees that some will be offered the option to work remotely for up to two days a week after they return to office, according to an i...