President Trump extends US ban on Huawei for another 12 months
The original ban was set to expire on the 15th May 2020
FCC extends Keep America Connected initiative
The scheme was initially to end on the 12th of May but will now be extended to the 30th of June
John Legere to quit T-Mobile board with immediate effect
The former CEO had been scheduled to remain on the company’s board of directors until the end of June
AT&T’s CEO brings forward departure, as the company’s COO set to take over in July
Randall Stephenson had originally intended to see out the year as CEO of the US telco
DISH partners with Mavenir to deliver cloud-native OpenRAN software for the first virtual 5G network in the US
DISH is in the process of building out its own 5G network, in the wake of the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint
Verizon remains on course to rollout 5G to 60 US cities, despite Covid 19 disruption
Verizon has used mmWave spectrum in its early 5G offering, bringing higher speeds but sketchier coverage than its rivals
America’s lawmakers call for FCC ban on China Telecom in the US
The current US government has made a series of allegations against Chinese telecommunications and technology firms, pertaining to issues of national security, while simultaneously negotiating the country’s biggest ever bilateral trade deal
FCC reveals $200m e-health initiative to help American hospitals through the Covid 19 pandemic
The funds will help to ensure that American hospitals and medical facilities have access to the connectivity that will power their telehealth programmes