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T-Mobile offers free service to first responders, but rivals shouldn't fret just yet

T-Mobile's 'Connecting Heroes' offers free service to all US public and nonprofit state and local fire, police and EMS departments. But there are plenty of caveats.

US prepares for a 6G fight

One of the premier US telecom standards organizations is now pushing for a new public-private partnership to ensure the US 'will be at the forefront of 6G development and deployment.'

UPS hints at drone ambitions

UPS has been testing drone operations, but the company's appearance at the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Connect (X) trade show could indicate the company's interest in 4G and 5G connections.

Podcast: US moves to block chips, 5G tech from Huawei

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Phil Harvey discuss this latest move in the US vs. Huawei, and Morris reports on Huawei's initial reaction, what we should expect next and how this could ricochet and affect Apple and others.

Security report warns of increased dangers with workers at home

Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report sheds light on lockdown dangers and debunks data-breach myths.

Michigan university wants $15M to scrap new Huawei LTE network

Demand for Northern Michigan University's LTE network, which currently serves 15,000 families and students, has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Is the network, built with Huawei equipment, a real security threat?

US law enforcement warned of 5G/coronavirus conspiracy threats

A report from the US Department of Homeland Security warns that the myth tying 5G with the coronavirus has already prompted arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several US states.

Huawei is running short of friends, but it still has options

The latest US attack follows efforts by several European operators to cut their dependence on Huawei and poses the biggest threat so far to the Chinese vendor.

Huawei seeking survival after US escalates offensive

We're a plane riddled with bullet holes, says senior executive, after US authorities prepared to slap new restrictions on the company.

Virus-linked cell tower attacks threaten NZ services

Arsonists in New Zealand have carried out 14 attacks on cell towers in the past six weeks alone, causing damage and disruption at a time when people are relying on connectivity the most.

TSMC to build second US-based chip plant in Arizona

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is to begin construction of new $12B facility in 2021, with production slated to start in 2024.

Cisco takes a coronavirus beating as profits fall

The Internet equipment giant is suffering as supply chains are disrupted and business customers cancel projects.

Trump extends Huawei ban to May 2021

Invoking the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, President Trump is moving to extend a block on US business with China's Huawei until next year.

COVID-19 rages on, but service provider networks are still holding up well

Even though traffic patterns changed, new apps became necessities, and a year's worth of network growth happened in less than a week, the Nokia Deepfield team said the world's service providers were ready.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria helps shoppers keep their distance

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM owner looks to break up the business; Ekinops secures first customer for OTN switch; ADVA braces for quantum attacks.

FirstNet, AT&T begin edging toward 5G

FirstNet, with partner AT&T, is looking at 5G technologies like Device to Device (D2D) and enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS). But it has no 5G launch date yet.

Wall Street traders fight over milliseconds in mmWave transmission battle

A new cell tower transmitting in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum has sparked a disagreement among Wall Street traders looking to shave a few extra milliseconds off their transactions.

Eurobites: Iliad's Niel opens his wallet for InfraVia security fund

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle enters SD-WAN partnership; call for new UK tech regulator; Isle of Wight app latest.

Intel and TSMC reportedly in government talks over US-based chip plants

Reports over the weekend claim that Trump administration is seeking to reduce reliance on Asian factories.

The political hijacking of open RAN

Open RAN was supposed to be about cost savings and innovation, but it is increasingly – and misguidedly – about shutting out the Chinese.

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