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 Industry: Google News

Google Maps to start directing drivers to ‘eco-friendly’ routes

Google’s Maps app will start directing drivers along routes estimated to generate the lowest carbon emissions based on traffic, slopes and other factors, the company has anno...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook, Google plan new undersea cables between Southeast Asia and America

Facebook has said it planned two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America in a project with Google and regional telecommunication companies to boost in...

Line App

Japan government halts use of message app Line for sensitive information

The Japanese government has decided to temporarily halt its use of messaging app Line, owned by SoftBank Corp’s Z Holdings, to handle sensitive information, Chief Cabinet Sec...

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

American lawmakers fume over Big Tech’s answers on misinformation

In their first appearance before Congress since Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter were asked by lawmakers whether their ...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent boss meets China antitrust officials as scrutiny widens

Pony Ma, the founder of Tencent Holdings met with antitrust watchdog officials this month to discuss compliance at his group, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told ...

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

US Senator speaks to Biden White House about key internet law

US Senator Mark Warner has said he has been talking to President Biden’s staff about Section 230 – a law protecting platform businesses – and expects his recent l...

Platform News: Google movements

Google payments chief quits after 15 years at company

Caesar Sengupta, the head of the search platforms payment initiatives, announced on Monday that he was leaving the company next month, after 15 years.

Platform News: Apple logo

US jury tells Apple to pay $308.5 million for patent infringement

A federal jury in Texas said Apple must pay about $308.5 million to Personalized Media Communications (PMC) for infringing a patent associated with digital rights management.

Xiaomi

Blacklisted Chinese businesses eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win

Chinese businesses targeted by an investment ban imposed by former President Trump are considering suing the US government after a federal judge suspended a similar blacklisting fo...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple gets boost in French privacy fight, but still faces probe

Apple has been given a boost as France’s antitrust watchdog rejected advertisers’ requests to suspend the iPhone maker’s upcoming privacy feature, but it still fa...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

More US states join antitrust lawsuit against Google

Four more states have joined a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and others against Google that accuses it of breaking antitrust laws to boost its already dominant advertising bu...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google to cut app store fee by half on developers’ first $1 million in sales

Google will cut the service fee it charges developers on its app store by half on the first $1 million they earn in revenue in a year, after a similar move by rival Apple last year...

Platform News: China's Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba’s browser removed from Chinese Android app stores

Chinese app stores have removed Alibaba’s UC Browser for mobiles, after it was criticised on Chinese state television’s annual consumer rights show for including medica...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft and Google openly feuding amid hacks and competition inquiries

Driven in part by pressure from lawmakers and regulators over the extraordinary power the two technology giants wield over American life, the two players are wrestling to throw eac...