Whether it’s important, depressing or just entertaining, the telecoms industry is always one which attracts attention.
Here are the stories we think are worth a second look at this week:
Huawei gets the green light for £1 billion Cambridge R&D centre
Cambridge City Council has officially given Huawei permission to construct a 50,000 sq. meter R&D centre to focus on optoelectronics, serving as the international HQ for the segment.
Most Brits reckon contact tracing data will be misused but will provide it regardless
Identity software company Okta has surveyed a bunch of people in the UK and found that we’re among the most willing to provide location data to help fight COVID-19.
Internet use inevitably spikes in lockdown Britain
Average daily time spent online by UK adults topped four hours for the first time in April of this year, with much of the country compelled to stay at home coz of coronavirus.
T-Mobile backtracks on California merger commitments after 12 weeks
It might have taken 653 days for the T-Mobile and Sprint merger to be approved in the US, but it has only taken 84 for the Magenta Army to ditch its promise to the Californian regulator.
Nokia set to cut over 1,000 jobs at Alcatel Lucent
Finnish kit vendor Nokia is going to cut 1,233 jobs at its Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary in France as part of its continued search for profitability.
FCC urges US telcos not to cut-off the poor
On June 30, the pledge to keep the US connected will end, with millions of citizens potentially facing a digital void unless bills are paid.