Dumping Huawei gear could be the key to getting the Sprint and T-Mobile merger approved, according to
a Reuters report on Friday afternoon. (See T-Mobile, Sprint Vow Deal Will Spur Competition, Sharpen Nation's 5G Edge and Sprint's Claure: US 5G Leadership Depends on T-Mobile Merger.)
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been conducting a national security review of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. (See
Sprint + T-Mobile = Security Risk?)
Reuters sources told the news agency that Sprint's parent, SoftBank Group Corp, and T-Mobile's parent, Deutsche Telekom, could make the deal approval easy if they both agreed to curb their use of Huawei gear. (See
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Joins Caravan of Concern Over Huawei, Where Huawei Fears to Tread and Orange Rules Out Huawei for 5G in France.)
— Phil Harvey, US News Editor,
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.
Light Reading's Mike Dano weighs in on how the major carriers are stacking up with the way they're handling pricing for 5G service (if you can find it).
Kelsey Ziser joins the podcast to discuss some of her recent work in the Women in Comms content series. We also have a quick curator's catch-up on all things related to the 5G Exchange.
In addition to big, expensive Macs and multiple OS updates, Apple's WWDC featured a Homekit improvement to make smart homes more secure and several tweaks to ease consumer worries about how it deals with their data.
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