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U.S. agency to vote on auctioning key unused parts of 2.5 GHz band for 5G

9:09pm BST

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote in July on whether to auction a key band of largely unused 2.5 GHz spectrum to help advance next-generation 5G wireless networks and scrap requirements that it be used for education, the agency said on Tuesday.

U.S. pedestrian, bicyclist deaths rise in 2018: report

17 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018 while overall traffic deaths fell 1% in 2018 to 36,750, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a preliminary report Monday.

UPDATE 1-U.S. pedestrian, bicyclist deaths rise in 2018 -report

17 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 17 U.S. pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018 while overall traffic deaths fell 1% in 2018 to 36,750, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a preliminary report Monday.

U.S. Justice Department set to decide on T-Mobile, Sprint merger as soon as next week - source

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is set to decide as early as next week whether to approve the $26.5-billion (£21.04 billion) merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile USA and Sprint Corp, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

Dish execs met with DOJ, FCC on T-Mobile, Sprint merger

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 14 Dish Network Corp executives met this week with the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust chief Makan Delrahim and Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on the government's review of the proposed $26.5 billion tie-up of wireless carriers T-Mobile USA and Sprint Corp.

U.S. denies Tesla, GM, Uber 25% Chinese tariff relief

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting ride-hailing company Uber's petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters and at least 50 separate requests by General Motors Co.

Uber, Bird loses bid for U.S. tariff relief on Chinese-made bikes, scooters

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representative's Office rejected Uber Technologies Inc's request for relief from 25% tariffs imposed on Chinese-made electric bicycles, according to a May 29 letter.

U.S. senators urge Trump not to use Huawei as bargaining chip in trade talks

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to use Huawei Technologies Co as a bargaining chip in trade talks with China that might allow expanded use of the company's equipment in the U.S. telecommunications industry.

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