Mobile 

Mobile World Congress: The Huawei issue hangs over mobile industry show

Some 100,000 industry aficionados will roam the LED-lit conference halls to check out the latest gadgets — from smartphones and tablets to artificial intelligence and robots. by Stefan Nicola The mobile industry’s biggest show is shaping up to be a proxy for a U.S.-China battle over the future of Huawei Technologies Co., putting telecom executives in an awkward position. Huawei and the U.S. government are bolstering their presence at MWC Barcelona, formerly called Mobile World Congress, setting the scene for a showdown next week as both sides try to win over…

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Mobile 

Mobile network operator’s body GSMA considers crisis meeting over Huawei

The European Commission is weighing a de facto ban on Huawei’s 5G network equipment for next-generation mobile networks in the European Union due to security concerns, sources in Brussels have told Reuters. GSMA Director General Mats Granryd has written to members proposing to put the debate around Huawei onto the agenda of its next board meeting, a spokesman for the federation told Reuters on Saturday. (Source: File) Mobile communications industry body GSMA has proposed its members discuss the possibility that Chinese network vendor Huawei is excluded from key markets, amid concerns such…

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Social Media 

Elon Musk Requests Defamation Suit Dismissal Over ‘Schoolyard Spat On Social Media’

Elon Musk, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc. (Photo by Robyn Beck-Pool/Getty Images)Getty Elon Musk has filed a motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit over his tweet calling British caver Vernon Unsworth a pedophile. Musk contends that his “pedo guy” tweet and subsequent related comments were “imaginative attacks” protected by the First Amendment. The situation underlying the suit began after Unsworth, who took part in the rescue of a youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand in July, appeared on CNN and called Musk’s promise to build and supply a mini-submarine…

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T-Mobile deployed 600 MHz band in 257 new cities over the last couple of months

Today, T-Mobile’s own Nevile Ray, Chief Technology Officer for the carrier, tweeted that the carrier has managed to deploy more 600 MHz spectrum across 257 new cities in the United States. T-Mobile has not stopped investing into its network and this 600 MHz band (also known as Band 71). T-Mobile paid a hefty lump of cash when the FCC was auctioning off unwanted TV broadcast spectrum (the spectrum whose purpose was for OTA analog TV signal). The other carriers didn’t bat an eye at the opportunity to purchase more spectrum…

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