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Charter pulls request seeking early end of ban on data caps, paid peering

Decision to drop petition at the FCC comes on eve of inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and recent pressure from lawmakers centered on usage-based broadband policies.

Cisco gets China nod for Acacia deal

Drawn-out $4.5 billion merger overcomes the final hurdle as China's antitrust regulator, the SAMR, approves merger on condition fair competition is protected.

Don't expect a less disruptive T-Mobile in 2021

CEO Mike Sievert may be less abrasive than his predecessor John Legere, but there's no sign that T-Mobile's 'Un-carrier' strategy will run out of steam this year.

Banning Trump and Parler is not for big tech to decide

Facebook, Twitter and Amazon should not be the arbiters of free speech. And that means a repeal of telecom legislation should be a priority.

China Unicom appoints new president after ten-month gap

Chen Zhongyue was previously executive vice president and deputy party secretary at China Telecom.

Struum brings 'ClassPass' model to the world of streaming

Developed by former Disney and Discovery execs, Struum is set to launch a credit-based offering that will aggregate and promote dozens of smaller, more niche-focused streaming services.

Huawei booted out of Sweden's last chance 5G saloon

Supreme Administrative Court calls time on Chinese supplier's 5G hopes. Spectrum auction to start next Tuesday.

A Trump who can't tweet blacklists Xiaomi

In an eleventh-hour move, the Trump administration bans US investors from owning shares in Xiaomi and other Chinese tech companies.

5G is still a race to sell data

Operators still leaning on price to drive 5G, waiting for new apps and use cases to drive usage even in northeast Asia, with 216 million subscribers.

Vodafone fails to pause €508M 3G patent lawsuit in UK

Lawsuit brought by Spanish firm Top Optimized Technologies (TOT) against Vodafone and Huawei began in 2016.

India's BSNL and MTNL turn profitable

The Indian operators are no longer loss-making, but that has come at a heavy cost for employees.

In a first, Hong Kong telcos cut off website under new security law

The blocking of websites by the country's service providers represents an unfortunate milestone.

Intel outside: CEO sacked as Gelsinger takes over

Intel sacks Bob Swan as CEO after investor discontent over failed acquisitions and lost customers, tapping Pat Gelsinger for the top job.

SeaChange CEO quits

Yossi Aloni has left the video software specialist to 'pursue other interests.' Robert Pons has been named executive chairman and will assume Aloni's duties as SeaChange seeks a new CEO.

Europe plots mega sat comms project

European Commission urgently presses for new satellite constellation to fill broadband gaps and support advanced services, such as self-driving cars.

For Zoom, $1.5B second IPO looms

With markets seemingly craving tech IPOs, Zoom announces a $1.5 billion secondary share sale, to take advantage of shares now 10x the platform's IPO level.

Tele2 snaps up former VEON CTO Yogesh Malik

CEO presents a refreshed management team as the Swedish operator enters a critical period of its transformation phase.

AT&T scuttles sales of AT&T TV Now

Decision for the no-contract, skinny-bundle OTT-TV service follows AT&T's attempts to slow pace of pay-TV sub losses and amplify focus on AT&T TV, its new OTT-TV service, and HBO Max.

Parler, kicked offline, sues Amazon Web Services

Unmoderated social network Parler, popular with Trump supporters, is suing AWS after the cloud provider said the platform's posts incited violence.

Rakuten employee arrested over alleged theft of SoftBank 5G secrets

Former employee is accused of having accessed a SoftBank server and emailed technical data to himself on his last day at the company.

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