Wireless Telecommunications

Communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals via cell phones

What AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile don’t want you to know about their 5G deployments

For all the talk about 5G, operators still prefer to keep some things to themselves, such as exactly how many 5G cell sites they’re deploying. CTIA, which lobbies for the big wireless carriers in the US, has estimated the industry may need more th

5G Underwhelms in Its First Big Test

In South Korea, where the next-generation wireless network has been rolled out widely, download speeds have risen but many users aren’t impressed. 5G hasn’t lived up to the hype. For most of 2019, South Korea was home to the

T-Mobile/Sprint deal is good actually, Feds tell court in states’ lawsuit

In a Dec 20 court filing,  the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission argued that T-Mobile's purchase of Sprint is in the best interest of the US, and any nationwide injunction holding up the merger would block "substantia

Going backwards in the “race for 5G”

The collision of corporate opportunism and Republican anti-government orthodoxy has pushed the United States backwards on the allocation of important spectrum for fifth-generation wireless networks (5G).

T-Mobile's Merger Trial Has Been All About Dish

The future of the American mobile broadband industry has hinged on a small courtroom in lower Manhattan, where carriers and regulators are squaring off over a plan to reshape the wireless business as we know it. The last hurdle to T-Mobile's purch

10 tech-related trends that shaped the decade

  1. Social media sites have emerged as a go-to platform for connecting with others, finding news and engaging politically. 

How to Track President Trump

The Times Privacy Project obtained a dataset with more than 50 billion location pings from the phones of more than 12 million people in this country.

How a Top Antitrust Official Helped T-Mobile and Sprint Merge

As the $26 billion blockbuster merger between T-Mobile and Sprint teetered this summer, Makan Delrahim, the head of the Justice Department’s antitr

Amidst 5G Rush, 17% of US Subscribers Still on 3G

Almost 20% of Americans are still on 3G networks – even as many of these networks face decommissioning next year, according to Opensignal. Only 4.1% of the approximately 30 million Americans who still use 3G do not have a 4G-capable device.