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: 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...

Platform Economy: Verizon wireless in the US

Huawei and Verizon agree to settle patent lawsuits

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies and Verizon Communications agreed to settle a pair of lawsuits alleging patent infringement, the companies both have said.

Platform News: Google

Dozens of US states sue Google alleging antitrust violations

Dozens of US state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against Alphabet Inc’s Google, according to an entry in the court docket.

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

Industry group warns law changes may force tech firms to quit Hong Kong

An Asian industry group that includes Google, Facebook and Twitter has warned that tech companies could stop offering their services in Hong Kong if the Chinese territory proceeds ...

nvidia chipmaker

Arm CEO says Nvidia merger better than going public

Nvidia Corp’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of Arm Ltd would better support the creation of UK technology jobs than the SoftBank Group unit becoming a standalone public co...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Biden orders probe of latest ransomware attack

President Biden has said he has directed US intelligence agencies to investigate who was behind a sophisticated ransomware attack that hit hundreds of American businesses and led t...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google reports soaring attrition among Black women

Workers identifying as “Black+” or “Latinx+” left Alphabet Inc’s Google at higher rates last year than in 2019, the company has said.

AT&T

AT&T to run core 5G network on Microsoft’s cloud

Microsoft Corp and AT&T Inc have said that the carrier will run core parts of its 5G wireless network on Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.

Orange

Orange sees role for Huawei in 5G Africa rollout

Orange, France’s largest telecoms firm, will avoid using equipment from Chinese vendors when developing Europe’s 5G networks, opting for suppliers such as Ericsson and ...