Top British officials have decided to let the Chinese technology giant Huawei help develop an ultra-fast 5G wireless network in the United Kingdom, according to reports, in spite of pressure by U.S. officials to freeze out the company on security grounds.
Price hikes are driving customers toward the exits, but AT&T is determined to increase profits.
Qualcomm is now alone at the top of the 5G chip market.
The announcement could end the state-owned carrier's 8-year effort to gain access to U.S. customers.
The Trump administration and government regulators are expected to unveil a major push Friday afternoon at the White House to accelerate the rollout of the high-speed, next-generation mobile data technology known as 5G.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has a long and controversial history.
U.S. officials have pressured allies not to use networking gear from Chinese technology giant Huawei, and President Trump has urged American companies to “step up” and compete to provide the next generation of high-speed, low-lag wireless service known as 5G. There’s just one problem: No U.S. companies manufacture the technology’s most critical components.
House lawmakers on Wednesday approved a Democratic-backed bill that would restore rules requiring AT&T, Verizon and other Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, marking an early step toward reversing one of the most significant deregulatory moves of the Trump era.
New legislation would make it harder for tech companies to nudge Internet users to give up their data.
The move is a blow to Internet activists who sought tougher state rules.