Apple, device makers behind DOJ probe of telecom collusion
Apple, device makers behind DOJ probe of telecom collusion
US Said to Investigate AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim
22 April, 2018, 01:47
A telecommunications standards organization - GSMA - said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology due to a United States government probe of alleged coordination between the group, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. Read the NY Times report here.
The Justice Department sent demands to AT&T, Verizon and the GSMA, an industry standards-setting group, on efforts to thwart a technology called eSIM.
Carriers like AT&T and Verizon have increasingly been losing subscribers to T-Mobile, thanks to more consumer friendly policies ranging from cheaper worldwide roaming to the elimination of hidden fees and long-term contracts. "We've been proactively and constructively working with the Department of Justice for several months regarding this inquiry and we continue to do so".
One source told the paper that the investigation could also include other top USA carriers.
The investigation was launched roughly five months ago after "at least one device maker and one wireless carrier" (possibly T-Mobile?) filed formal complaints with the Justice Department, insiders told the Times.
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However, Judge Richard Leon, who will decide if AT&T will be allowed to buy Time Warner, is unlikely to consider a report of potential wrongdoing by the wireless giant because it is irrelevant to the merger trial under way in Washington, said Seth Bloom, a veteran of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.
FBN's Connell McShane discusses the court battle between AT&T-Time Warner and the Department of Justice. However as 9to5Mac points out, Google and Microsoft both offer devices that use eSIM tech, suggesting that they might also have a good reason to possibly file a complaint as well.
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But I was also lucky at the end when he had a match point and missed a forehand by 10 centimetres or so", said 24-year-old Thiem. The Australian Open runner-up next plays Kei Nishikori or Andreas Seppi .
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