A U.S. Justice Department request to defer regulatory action on Softbank Corp.’s $20 billion bid for Sprint Nextel Corp. follows criticism that an acquisition could expose domestic networks to Chinese companies.
Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp., China’s two largest phone-equipment makers, provide opportunities for Chinese intelligence services to tamper with U.S. telecommunications networks for spying, according to a congressional report released today.
Huawei Technologies Co., which has been shut out from a series of U.S. deals, will have fewer options to win American business after a House committee said the phone-equipment maker may enable Chinese spying.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider how patent rules apply to self-replicating technologies, accepting an appeal from a farmer seeking to circumvent Monsanto Co.’s planting restrictions on its genetically modified seeds.
Softbank Corp. buys mobile-phone network gear from Chinese companies viewed as security threats by U.S. lawmakers, and the relationship may become an issue as regulators review its bid for Sprint Nextel Corp.
The U.S. is invoking Cold War-era national-security powers to force telecommunication companies including AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to divulge confidential information about their networks in a hunt for Chinese cyber-spying.
U.S. companies should avoid business with Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest phone-equipment maker, to guard against intellectual-property theft and spying, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman said.
A Paris court will rule Dec. 8 on Samsung Electronics Co.’s request for an emergency order halting Apple Inc.’s sales of its newest smartphone in France, a judge said yesterday after hearing arguments from both companies.