Huawei ban timeline: Ex-employee’s espionage trial begins as EU countries consider 5G ban – CNET

Huawei is a global telecommunications supplier and phone manufacturer, but it remains a pariah in countries like the US. The Chinese company has been under major scrutiny in recent years, and some European countries have banned the use of its equipment in their 5G networks.

Huawei is a global telecommunications supplier and phone manufacturer, but it remains a pariah in countries like the US. The Chinese company has been under major scrutiny in recent years, and some European countries have banned the use of its equipment in their 5G networks. Huawei’s phones are also virtually invisible in the US despite their huge popularity around the world.

The company’s chairman had predicted “difficult” times for Huawei, and there certainly have been challenges. The US has continued to pressure allies to block Huawei from their next-generation 5G wireless networks.

In July, the UK banned Huawei from its 5G infrastructure: The company’s equipment must be removed by 2027 — a decision that Huawei found “disappointing” as 5G becomes increasingly mainstream — and UK carriers will be unable to install Huawei 5G gear starting in September 2021. And in Belgium, a pro-Huawei influence campaign used fake accounts last year to criticize legislation that could limit its access to the country’s 5G contracts, according to The New York Times.

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Huawei’s phone sales also declined 41.1% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2020, and it reported declining 2020 revenue in every region except its native China (which was enough to make it profitable overall).

The core issue with Huawei has been concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. It’s the reason why, in 2012, the US banned companies from using Huawei networking equipment and why the company was added to the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List in May 2019, following an executive order from then-President Donald Trump that effectively banned Huawei from US communications networks. A year later, Trump extended the order until 2021, and the Biden administration hasn’t reversed the senctions.

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The US initially offered a reprieve to companies, allowing them to work with Huawei through a temporary general license, but the Commerce Department accused the company of exploiting the rules to continue using US technology in its semiconductor design. the US government tightened those rules in August 2020 and said the temporary general license wouldn’t be extended further.

Huawei has long denied any wrongdoing and continues to maintain its innocence.

It can be tough to keep pace with the sheer number of headlines, so here’s a timeline going back to 2018.


June 1, 2021: Espionage trial involving former intelligence agent and ex-Huawei employee kicks off in Polish court.

May 24, 2021: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei reportedly tells staff to shift focus from hardware to software, as US sanctions take toll on traditional business.

May 12, 2021: Xiaomi will be removed from US list of boycotted Chinese companies.

April 15, 2021: Romanian government approves a US-backed bill to bar Huawei from its 5G networks.

April 12, 2021: Huawei tries to blame US sanctions for a global chip shortage.

April 1, 2021: Huawei reports its revenue grew in 2020, but only in its native China.

March 22, 2021: China reportedly tries two Canadians in secret, in possibleretaliation for a Huawei executive’s 2018 arrest.

March 16, 2021: Huawei prepares to charge phone makers royalties to use its 5G tech as it seeks new revenue sources.

Feb. 26, 2021: Huawei reportedly eyes electric vehicles as sanctions cut into its traditional business.

Feb. 22, 2021: Huawei reveals the Mate X2 foldable phone in China. Meanwhile, an analyst reports that the company dropped to fifth place in global phone sales for the fourth quarter, declining 41.1% year over year.

Feb. 18, 2021: Huawei reportedly tells suppliers its orders for phones will drop by around 60% this year.

Feb. 9, 2021: Huawei founder reportedly expresses confidence in company’s ability to survive. The company also files a lawsuit disputing its designation as a national security threat by the FCC.

Feb. 3, 2021: Huawei says it’ll reveal foldable Mate X2 at Feb. 22 event in China.

Jan. 25, 2021: Huawei reportedly in talks to sell P Series and Mate Series phone brands.

Jan. 18, 2021: Trump administration reportedly hits Huawei’s US suppliers with last-minute restrictions.

Jan. 13, 2021: Huawei patent reportedly refers to tech for identifying Uighur minorities.


Dec. 8, 2020: Huawei reportedly tested facial recognition software that could spot Uighur minorities and set off an alarm.

Dec. 7, 2020: Huawei is reportedly willing to meet Sweden’s requirements after its equipment was banned from the country’s 5G network.

Dec. 4, 2020: The US is reportedly in talks with Huawei finance boss Meng Wanzhou about a deal that’d let her return to China.

Nov. 30, 2020: UK bans installation of Huawei 5G equipment starting in September 2021.

Nov. 26, 2020: UK government commits £250 million ($333 million) to diversify its 5G supply chain following its ban on Huawei.

Nov. 16, 2020: Huawei agrees to sell off Honor phone business to ‘ensure its own survival.’

Nov. 14, 2020: Qualcomm reportedly gets OK to sell 4G chips to Huawei, despite US ban.

Nov. 4, 2020: Huawei sues Trump administration to force release of documents linked to CFO’s arrest.

Nov. 2, 2020: Huawei reportedly works on plan for dedicated Shanghai chip plant to get around US restrictions.

Oct. 29, 2020:Potential Huawei ban raises concerns over 5G in Brazil.

Oct. 28, 2020: BT and Ericsson sign 5G deal as Huawei ban takes shape.

Oct. 26, 2020: Huawei CFO’s trial begins in Canada.

Oct. 20, 2020: Sweden bans Huawei from its 5G networks.

Oct. 8, 2020: UK Parliament cites “clear evidence” Huawei colluded with Chinese state.

Oct. 1, 2020: UK found a flaw of “national significance” in Huawei tech, a government report says.

Sept. 30, 2020: China reportedly prepares antitrust probe into Google following Huawei prompt.

Sept. 29, 2020: BT picks Nokia to power 5G networks as UK starts to phase out Huawei.

Sept. 23, 2020: Huawei chairman labels ongoing US bans as “non-stop aggression.”

Sept. 10, 2020: Huawei says it’s bringing Harmony OS to phones and expanding it to other hardware-makers. It also reveals new headphones, watches and laptops.

Sept. 4, 2020: FCC estimates it’ll cost $1.8B to remove Huawei, ZTE equipment from US networks.

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Aug. 24, 2020: India will quietly remove Huawei equipment from its networks as border tensions rise, a report says.

Aug. 19, 2020: Huawei says its older Android phones will continue to get software and security updates even though its Google license has expired.

Aug. 17, 2020: US tightens restrictions on Huawei’s access to American chips.

Aug. 13, 2020: India takes steps to lock Huawei and ZTE out of its 5G rollout.

July 30, 2020: Huawei takes Samsung’s crown to become world’s biggest phone maker, analyst says.

July 29, 2020: Qualcomm settles long-running Huawei patent spat.

July 20, 2020: China reportedly considers action against Nokia and Ericsson if EU bans Huawei.

July 15, 2020: Trump administration hits Huawei workers with US visa restrictions.

July 14, 2020: UK follows US in banning Huawei from its 5G network.

July 3, 2020: Huawei brings Uber rival Bolt to its AppGallery store.

June 30, 2020: Huawei and ZTE officially designated national security threats by FCC.

June 25, 2020: Trump administration designates Huawei as backed by Chinese military.

June 17, 2020: Huawei reveals which phones will get EMUI 10.1 update.

June 15, 2020: Commerce Department lets US companies work with Huawei on developing 5G standards.

June 10, 2020: NATO boss supports the UK’s review of Huawei’s role in its 5G rollout.

June 9, 2020: Huawei insists it “grew up in the UK” and wants to play a significant role in the country’s 5G deployment.

June 4, 2000: Documents reportedly reveal Huawei covered up ownership of Iranian affiliate in scheme to sell prohibited US tech.

June 3, 2000: Canadian telecoms effectively lock Huawei out of country’s 5G development.

June 2, 2020: US Senator Tom Cotton tells British politicians he thinks China is trying to use Huawei to “drive a hi-tech wedge between” America and the UK.

June 1, 2020: Huawei reportedly turns to rival chipmakers to weather US clampdown.

May 27, 2020: Huawei CFO loses case to dismiss extradition to the US.

May 26, 2020: UK launches fresh probe into Huawei’s role in future 5G plans. Huawei announces partnership with Youtube rival Dailymotion.

May 22, 2020: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly looks to reduce Huawei’s role in country’s 5G networks.

May 18, 2020: Huawei criticizes new US rules as “pernicious” and “arbitrary,” and China reportedly prepares to take “forceful countermeasures” against US tech companies.

May 15, 2020: Commerce Department tightens export controls on Huawei, and extends Temporary General License for another 90 days.

May 14, 2020: Trump extends executive order targeting Huawei for another year.

May 7, 2020: US rule might let American companies work with Huawei on 5G.

May 1, 2020: Huawei Australia’s carrier business drops 21% for 2019 as 5G ban bites.

April 29, 2020: Huawei reportedly expands partnership with European chipmaker in the face of increasing US restrictions on suppliers.

April 21, 2020: Huawei reports 1.4% revenue increase for the first quarter of 2020 as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Also, senior British official reportedly says UK is unlikely to reconsider “firm” decision to allow Huawei access to non-sensitive parts of its 5G network.

April 20, 2020: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei downplays his influence over the company in a South China Morning Post profile.

April 17, 2020: Chinese teaser video showcases Huawei’s Nova 7 phone series ahead April 23 reveal.

April 15, 2020: BT delays removal of Huawei equipment from EE’s core network by two years.

April 13, 2020: Huawei warns that disrupting its involvement in Britain’s 5G rollout would do the country “a disservice.”

April 2, 2020: Huawei signs non-aggression patent pact as it joins Open Invention Network.

March 31, 2020: Huawei reports smallest profit increase in three years as US ban takes its toll.

March 27, 2020: Huawei reportedly starts working on cloud gaming platform with Tencent, the biggest games company in the world.

March 26, 2020: Huawei reveals P40 Pro Plus, P40 Pro and P40, along with smart assistant Celia. Also, senior US officials reportedly agree on new rules to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers.

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March 24, 2020: Huawei P40 and P40 Pro apparently leak online ahead of launch.

March 12, 2020: Trump signs law to prevent US rural telecom carriers from using Huawei network equipment, and France is reportedly planning to allow some Huawei gear in its 5G network.

March 11, 2020: US officials reportedly postpone a meeting on potential new restrictions on sales of technology to Huawei and China, and the Commerce Department extends Huawei license through May 15.

March 9, 2020: Huawei cancels P40 launch event due to coronavirus, and US envoy reportedly presses Canada over Huawei role in 5G network.

March 6, 2020: Huawei reportedly projects major drop in phone sales amid US sanctions.

March 4, 2020: Nokia and Ericsson pitch themselves to US lawmakers as Huawei 5G alternative. Also, Huawei pleads not guilty to new US criminal charges in 2018 case and FCC’s Brendan Carr says US “cannot treat Huawei as anything other than a threat to our collective security.”

March 3, 2020: US senators urge UK to reconsider use of Huawei gear in its 5G network.

March 2, 2020: Leaked documents reportedly reveal Huawei’s role in shipping prohibited US gear to Iran.

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Feb. 28, 2020: Huawei will spend €200 million on new 5G plant in France.

Feb. 27, 2020: FCC starts collecting data on Huawei use in US networks, and Senate passes bill banning government purchases of Huawei gear.

Feb. 26, 2020: Officials from Huawei and Defense Department spar at cybersecurity panel.

Feb. 24, 2020: Huawei will launch its P40 Pro in Paris on March 26, its upgraded Mate XS foldable will be available outside China and the company is bringing a new tablet, speaker and green MateBook X Pro laptop to Europe. And Trump reportedly accuses British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of “betrayal” in a heated phone call about Huawei 5G decision.

Feb. 23, 2020: Google warns people against sideloading its apps on Huawei’s P40 phones.

Feb. 21, 2020: The White House reportedly is planning a 5G summit to combat Huawei.

Feb. 20, 2020: Huawei makes an aggressive 5G infrastructure product pitch to European nations.

Feb. 18, 2020: A judge dismisses a Huawei suit challenging the US government’s equipment ban.

Feb. 14, 2020: Huawei gets another 45-day reprieve from Commerce Department.

Feb. 13, 2020: The Justice Department charges Huawei with racketeering and theft of trade secrets.

Feb. 11, 2020: The US reportedly finds Huawei has backdoor access to mobile networks globally.

Feb. 7, 2020: Attorney General William Barr suggests that US take a “controlling stake” in Ericsson or Nokia to counter Huawei.

Feb, 6, 2020: Huawei hits Verizon with lawsuits alleging patent infringement, and it’ll reportedly join forces with Vivo and Oppo against Google Play Store.

Feb. 5, 2020: Vodafone says implementing UK and European Huawei restrictions could take five years.

Feb. 3, 2020: Huawei asks FCC to drop national “unlawful and misguided” security risk label, and updates its “ultralight” MateBook D laptops.

Jan. 30, 2020: Australian politicians dismiss talk of revisiting Huawei 5G ban.

Jan. 29, 2020: EU allows Huawei for 5G, but warns states to limit core network access.

Jan. 28, 2020: UK gives Huawei the green light to build the country’s non-core 5G network, with some limitations, while an analyst says Huawei is the world’s top 5G phone vendor.

Jan. 24, 2020: The Pentagon reportedly blocked even tighter rules on US companies selling to Huawei.

Jan. 23, 2020: Huawei postpones its China developers conference due to deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Jan. 20, 2020: Huawei will use TomTom’s navigation software and data after losing Google Maps.

Jan. 16, 2020: Huawei Mate XS foldable phone will reportedly be cheaper and smaller, while images of purported Huawei P40 Pro hint at many camera features.

Jan. 15, 2020: Huawei shipped nearly 7 million 5G phones last year, and it’s reportedly spending $26 million courting developers to build apps for its phones.

Jan. 14, 2020: The US presses British officials to block Huawei from its 5G network, and US senators propose over $1B in 5G subsidies to counter Huawei dominance.

Jan. 9, 2020: Sen. Tom Cotton unveils a bill to stop the US from sharing intelligence with countries that use Huawei 5G technology.

Jan. 7, 2020: Huawei is allowed to participate in India’s 5G trial phase.

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Dec. 31, 2019: Huawei boosted phone sales in 2019 but predicts a “difficult” 2020.

Dec. 26, 2019: Huawei rebuts suggestions that Chinese state support drove its growth.

Dec. 20, 2019: Huawei’s new P40 Pro rumored to have 10x optical zoom.

Dec. 19, 2019: Greenland opts for Sweden’s Ericsson over Huawei for 5G rollout.

Dec. 18, 2019: Huawei opens 5G innovation center in London.

Dec. 17, 2019: Huawei will launch the P40 Pro in March without Google support, and Spain’sTelefonica says it’ll drastically reduce Huawei gear use for its core 5G network.

Dec. 16, 2019: US House of Representatives passes bill barring government from buying Huawei gear.

Dec. 15, 2019: Norway’s Telenor says Huawei will still play a role in the country’s 5G rollout.

Dec. 13, 2019: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou wins court order to receive documents for her arrest and extradition.

Dec. 8, 2019: Huawei will bring Harmony OS to more products next year, but not phones.

Dec. 5, 2019: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes selfie with Huawei phone after hinting at ban.

Dec. 4, 2019: Huawei slams FCC’s new restrictions as unconstitutional in legal challenge.

Dec. 3, 2019: Huawei cut US components out of Mate 30 in wake of Trump’s ban, and US judge disqualifies Huawei lawyer from fraud and sanctions case, citing conflict of interest.

Dec. 2, 2019: Huawei predicts Australia’s 5G ban will force it to cut 1,500 jobs.

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Nov. 29, 2019: Huawei will apparently fight the FCC decision to exclude it from federal subsidies.

Nov. 26, 2019: Huawei and Samsung see jump in phone sales for third quarter, while others see decline.

Nov. 25, 2019: Huawei unveils its iPad Pro rival, the MatePad Pro, for China.

Nov. 22, 2019: The FCC bars Huawei and ZTE from billions in federal subsidies, while senators want Trump to halt licenses that let US companies sell to Huawei.

Nov. 21, 2019: Microsoft scores license to export software to Huawei.

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Nov. 20, 2019: Huawei Mate X’s folding screen costs $1,000 to fix.

Nov. 19, 2019: Huawei says US license extension doesn’t change the fact that it’s being treated unfairly.

Nov. 12, 2019: Huawei is reportedly giving staff $286 million in bonuses for sticking through US ban.

Nov. 8, 2019: Trump’s tech chief slams countries for “opening their arms” to Huawei.

Nov. 7, 2019: Huawei founder says the company’s coping fine with the US trade ban, but stresses the need for open collaboration.

Nov. 5, 2019: Hungary will reportedly work with Huawei in building its 5G network.

Nov. 4, 2019: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says licenses allowing US companies to sell equipment to Huawei “will be forthcoming very shortly.”

Nov. 1, 2019: Huawei might be working on an iPad Pro-style tablet.

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Oct. 31, 2019: The UK general election has apparently delayed the decision on giving Huawei access to the UK’s 5G network again. Also, Huawei ships 66.7 million phones in 2019’s third quarter.

Oct. 28, 2019: The Federal Communications Commission says it’ll cut off funding to wireless carriers using Huawei and ZTE equipment.

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Oct. 23, 2019: Huawei launches the Mate X foldable phone in China and celebrates hitting 200 million phone shipments two months sooner than it did last year. Also, the company’s cybersecurity chief says it’d be easier to bribe telecom staff than build backdoors into networks.

Oct. 21, 2019: A Huawei executive acknowledges the company’s struggling without Google support.

Oct. 16, 2019: Huawei sold a whole bunch of phones despite the US ban, while a Mate X unboxing video hints at the foldable phone’s imminent release. Also, Germany caused an uproar with draft network security rules that would let Huawei work on its 5G networks.

Oct. 15, 2019: Huawei and Sunrise co-build a 5G research center in Switzerland.

Oct. 9, 2019: Trump is reportedly ready to approve sales of US goods to Huawei.

Oct. 4, 2019: Malaysian telecom Maxis signs up with Huawei for 5G.

Oct. 2, 2019: Huawei Mate 30 phones apparently lose backdoor access to Google apps.

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Sept. 30, 2019: Huawei opens flagship store in Shenzhen.

Sept. 26, 2019: Huawei apparently is making 5G base stations without US parts, and Norway says it won’t ban the company from its 5G rollout.

Sept. 19, 2019: Huawei unveils the Mate 30 Pro phone, Watch GT 2 and Vision TV during an event in Munich.

Sept. 18, 2019: Huawei urges Australia to embrace Chinese products during its “explosion of innovation,” and its Mate 30 event lineup apparently leaks a day early.

Sept. 12, 2019: Huawei’s founder is ready to sell his company’s 5G tech to a Western buyer. Separately, Huawei is selling MateBook laptops with Linux preinstalled in China.

Sept. 10, 2019: Huawei drops a lawsuit against the US government after its telecom equipment is returned.

Sept. 9, 2019: Microsoft President Brad Smith wants the US government to offer more evidence to back up its Huawei ban. Also, US prosecutors charge a Chinese professor with fraud for allegedly taking a California company’s tech for Huawei’s benefit.

Sept. 8, 2019: Huawei’s Mate X foldable phone could go on sale in October.

Sept. 6, 2019: Huawei skirts US ban with “new” P30 Pro, but only the colors are new. It also shows off the 5G Kirin 990 chip that’ll power its Mate 30.

Sept. 3, 2019: Huawei accuses US of using cyberattacks and threats to disrupt its business. It also intends to give universities $300 million annually despite the US trade ban.

Sept. 2, 2019: Huawei announces that the Mate 30 series launches Sept. 19.

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Aug 27, 2019: US reportedly receives more than 130 requests for Huawei licenses, but none have been issued yet. Also, new Huawei phones reportedly won’t be able to use Android.

Aug. 23, 2019: Huawei reckons the US ban will cost its phone division $10 billion, and sheds 100 Australian jobs after being banned from country’s 5G rollout.

Aug. 22, 2019: Huawei says it has no plans to launch a Harmony-powered phone.

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Aug. 19, 2019: US Commerce Department extends reprieve allowing companies to work with Huawei.

Aug. 18, 2019: Trump says he doesn’t want to do business with Huawei due to the “national security threat” it represents.

Aug. 16, 2019: Huawei’s founder expresses confidence that UK “won’t say no to us” in its 5G rollout.

Aug. 15, 2019: Huawei pushes back the launch of its Mate X again, and might be working on its own version of Google Maps.

Aug. 14, 2019: Huawei is apparently researching 6G wireless internet connectivity.

Aug. 13, 2019: India remains undecided on letting Huawei sell its 5G networking equipment in the country.

Aug. 9, 2019: Huawei unveils its Android replacement “Harmony,” while Trump says the US won’t do business with Huawei.

Aug. 7, 2019: Trump administration says it’ll ban government from doing business with Huawei, and Republican senators target Google over Huawei project.

Aug. 6, 2019: Huawei Twitter poll reveals its followers think it’s owned by the Chinese government, but people on Facebook disagree.

Aug. 4, 2019: Huawei will reportedly release a cheap phone powered by its Hongmeng OS in late 2019.

July 31, 2019: Huawei beat iPhone with 17% global market share in 2019’s second quarter, research firm said.

July 30, 2019: Huawei reported revenue surge despite US ban, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Trump administration could decide on licenses allowing Huawei sales by next week.

July 29, 2019: Huawei and Google were reportedly working on a smart speaker before ban.

July 26, 2019: Chinese authorities suspect FedEx illegally held back over 100 Huawei packages, report said.

July 25, 2019: Electronics company reportedly “seized” $100M of Huawei goods following US ban.

July 24, 2019: United Arab Emirates telecom says US ban on Huawei isn’t an issue for its 5G network.

July 23, 2019: Huawei lays off more than 600 US workers due to blacklisting.

July 22, 2019: Leaked documents suggested that Huawei secretly helped build North Korea’s wireless network. Also, the White House gathering tech execs for a meeting where Trump reportedly said Huawei licensing deals will be “timely.”

July 19, 2019: Huawei says Hongmeng OS isn’t designed as an Android replacement.

July 16, 2019: Bipartisan group of senators introduces 5G legislation that would keep Huawei blacklisted.

July 15, 2019: Canada may wait until after October elections to decide on Huawei ban, while the US will reportedly let Huawei sell to companies within weeks. Also, Huawei reportedly plans major layoffs at its US research labs.

July 9, 2019: US will allow licensed sales to Huawei, but it remains blacklisted.

July 7, 2019: Huawei CEO says its HongMeng OS alternative is ‘likely’ faster than Android, but needs its own app store.

July 4, 2019: US government tries to get Huawei lawsuit thrown out.

July 3, 2019: Huawei remains on Commerce Department’s blacklist despite Trump’s latest decision.

July 2, 2019: Huawei reportedly isn’t sure about using Android in future phones.

July 1, 2019: Trump official says eased Huawei restrictions only apply to widely available products.

June 29, 2019: Trump decides to lift some restrictions on US companies selling to Huawei.

June 27, 2019: Huawei employees worked on Chinese military research projects, according to a report from Bloomberg.

June 25, 2019: US companies are reportedly bypassing the Trump ban on sales to Huawei, while FedEx is suing the Commerce Department over the diversion of Huawei packages.

June 24, 2019: Huawei says it’ll increase its 5G investment in spite of US ban, while attorneys for its imprisoned CFO have asked for the US extradition request to be withdrawn. Also, an FCC commissioner wants Huawei gear out of US networks, and the Trump administration reportedly is thinking about requiring domestic 5G equipment to be made outside China.

June 21, 2019: Huawei unveils a trio of new Nova 5 phones in China as US tensions simmer, and its Mate X foldable phone will reportedly launch by September. The US also blacklists five more Chinese tech companies.

June 19, 2019: Huawei’s CEO isn’t worried about $30 billion revenue hit from US ban.

June 18, 2019: Huawei boss predicts $30B revenue hit from US ban, but Microsoft starts selling its laptops again.

June 13, 2019: Chinese ambassador warns Britain that excluding Huawei from 5G sends a “bad signal.”

June 12, 2019: Huawei reportedly moves to trademark its own OS, and apparently chases Verizon for $1B in patent licensing fees.

June 11, 2019: Huawei says it’ll need more time to become world’s biggest phone seller and reportedly delays announcement of its new laptop indefinitely.

June 10, 2019: Huawei reportedly asks app developers to publish on its AppGallery store, and a White House official apparently wants to delay the US government’s Huawei ban.

June 7, 2019: Facebook stops letting Huawei preinstall its apps, and Google reportedly warns the Trump administration that its Huawei ban creates a national security risk. Also, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing is set for January 2020.

June 6, 2019: Russian telecom agrees to let Huawei develop country’s 5G network, while China gives Huawei a boost by issuing 5G licenses.

June 5, 2019: Huawei chairman says company would sign a “no-spy” deal with US.

June 4, 2019: Huawei trade secrets trial reportedly kicks off in Texas.

June 3, 2019: Science publisher IEEE reverses its week-old ban on Huawei scientists reviewing technical papers.

June 2, 2019: Huawei reportedly strips back production of phones amid US crackdown.

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May 31, 2019: Huawei reportedly orders employees to cancel US meetings, mirrors Consumer Technology Association’s criticism of Trump’s plans to impose higher tariffs on imported Mexican goods.

May 30, 2019: Huawei membership restored by SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance, while it quietly launches its 5G lab in the shadow of the US ban. Also, its wearables shipments quadruple in first quarter.

May 29, 2019: Huawei asks court to rule US ban unconstitutional.

May 28, 2019: Huawei reportedly plans to bring OS to China later this year, internationally in 2020.

May 26, 2019: Huawei’s founder says he’d “be the first to protest” if China retaliated against Apple.

May 24, 2019: Huawei’s operating system may be called “Hongmeng,” while Amazon Japan reportedly stops selling its devices.

May 23, 2019: US reportedly accuses Huawei of lying about Chinese ties.

May 22, 2019: Chip designer Arm ditches Huawei, while Mate 20 X gets dropped from UK 5G launch.

May 21, 2019: Huawei reportedly wants its app store to compete with Google’s.

May 20, 2019: Huawei gets a temporary reprieve from the US trade ban, prompting Google to revive work temporarily.

May 19, 2019: Google cuts off Huawei phones from future Android updates.

May 16, 2019: Huawei says US ban will ‘significantly harm’ American jobs and companies.

May 15, 2019: Trump effectively bans Huawei with a national security order.

May 8, 2019: 5G rollout may face a delay in UK over Huawei investigations.

May 3, 2019: Countries draft 5G security proposals as the US warns again of Huawei’s threat.

May 2, 2019: A Huawei leak prompts the sacking of UK defense minister Gavin Williamson.

May 1, 2019: Huawei hits 50% growth in phone sales and reportedly has an 8K 5G TV in the works for later this year.

April 30, 2019: Vodafone found hidden backdoors in Huawei equipment, according to a report.

April 24, 2019: Britain will reportedly allow Huawei limited access to 5G infrastructure. Several days later, China pushes Britain to let Huawei be part of 5G rollout.

April 21, 2019: The CIA reportedly says Huawei is funded by Chinese state security.

April 11, 2019: Google and Huawei will pay Nexus 6P owners for bootloop issues in class-action lawsuit.

April 9, 2019: The US reportedly no longer demands a Huawei ban in Germany.

April 8, 2019: Huawei is “open” to selling its 5G chips to Apple, says report.

April 4, 2019: Huawei sets new goals to overtake Samsung and Apple, and MIT severs links with Huawei and ZTE due to US investigations.

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March 29, 2019: Huawei slams US for having “a loser’s attitude” because its tech can’t compete.

March 28, 2019: British watchdog warns that Huawei products represent “significantly increased risk.”

March 26, 2019: Huawei launches the P30 and P30 Pro in Paris.

March 19, 2019: Angela Merkel pushes back against US pressure to bar Huawei from Germany’s 5G rollout.

March 15, 2019: Huawei’s CFO wanted to quit before arrest, according to the company’s founder.

March 14, 2019: Huawei is developing its own OS in case it can’t use Android or Windows, report says.

March 12, 2019: US reportedly tells Germany to drop Huawei or it’ll limit intelligence sharing. The Huawei Mate 20 hits 10 million shipped.

March 8, 2019: Huawei sues the US government over its equipment ban.

March 5, 2019: Huawei reportedly calls for international cybersecurity standards.

March 1, 2019: An extradition hearing for Huawei’s CFO gets the go-ahead from Canada, and the US warns the Philippines against using Huawei 5G gear.

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Feb. 28, 2019: Chinese kids literally sing Huawei’s praises in surreal video.

Feb. 26, 2019: Samsung and Huawei settle 2-year-old patent dispute.

Feb. 25, 2019: Huawei could face a solar tech ban in the US.

Feb. 24, 2019: Huawei unveils the Mate X foldable phone.

Feb. 22, 2019: Italian politicians reportedly push for Huawei 5G ban.

Feb. 21, 2019: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says countries using Huawei tech pose a risk to the US.

Feb. 20-21, 2019: Ren Zhengfei says that the arrest of his daughter, the company’s CFO, was “politically motivated and that the US treats 5G like “military” tech.

Feb. 19, 2019: Ren tells the BBC “there’s no way the US can crush us.”

Feb. 17, 2019: The UK reportedly concludes that using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk.

Feb. 6, 2019: US State Department discourages European countries from using Huawei equipment in their 5G rollouts.

Feb. 4, 2019: A report says the FBI raided a Huawei lab and set up a CES sting. Also, two of the company’s staff were expelled from Denmark after a work permit inspection.

The charges unsealed today clearly allege that Huawei intentionally conspired to steal the intellectual property of an American company.
FBI Director Christopher Wray, Jan. 29, 2019

Jan. 30, 2019: Qualcomm reaches an interim licensing agreement with Huawei.

Jan. 29, 2019: US hammers Huawei with 23 indictments for alleged trade secret theft and fraud.

Jan. 25, 2019: Colleges reportedly drop Huawei equipment to appease the Trump administration. Also, Huawei says it’ll reveal a foldable phone with 5G in February.

Jan. 24, 2019: Huawei reportedly says it’ll take the smartphone crown from Samsung by 2020.

Jan. 23, 2019: Huawei’s CFO may face formal extradition to the US, report says.

Jan. 18, 2019: China says a Canadian ban on Huawei’s 5G tech will trigger “repercussions.”

Jan. 11, 2019: In Poland, a Huawei employee gets arrested over alleged spying.Three days later, Huawei sacks that employee.

Jan. 8, 2019: Huawei fights to stay in the US with laptops and tablets at CES.

Jan. 4, 2019: Senators introduce a bipartisan bill to address concerns about Chinese tech companies.

Jan. 3, 2019: A report suggests that President Trump may use an executive order to ban Huawei and ZTE purchases.

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Dec. 24, 2018: Huawei exceeds 200 million smartphone shipments.

Dec. 12, 2018: A Canadian court grants Huawei’s CFO $10 million bail.

Dec. 7, 2018: Reuters reports that Japan will stop buying Huawei, ZTE equipment.

Dec. 6, 2018: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is arrested in Canada at the request of the US.

Dec. 5, 2018: Britain’s BT says it’ll strip Huawei equipment from 4G network by 2021 and won’t use it in 5G core.

Oct. 18, 2018: Huawei tussles with US startup CNEX Labs over theft of technology.

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Sept. 7, 2018: Huawei gets caught cheating on a phone benchmark test.

Sept. 5, 2018: In a Senate hearing on Facebook and Twitter, Huawei and ZTE get called out.

Aug. 1, 2018: Knocking off Apple, Huawei becomes the No. 2 phone seller.

July 19, 2018: Huawei crosses 100 million shipments mark for the year to date.

July 11, 2018: Australia says it’ll ban Huawei from 5G rollout amid security concerns.

June 7, 2018: Congress calls out Google over its ties with Huawei.

June 6, 2018: A report reveals that Facebook gave Huawei special access to user data.

May 2, 2018: The Pentagon bans the sale of Huawei and ZTE phones on US military bases.

March 22, 2018: Huawei loses Best Buy as retail partner.

Feb. 13, 2018: FBI Director Chris Wray warns against buying Huawei and ZTE phones.

Jan. 9, 2018: At CES, Huawei CEO Richard Yu addresses the loss of AT&T support.

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United Way Launches Live United Initiative to Support Communities’ Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —Today, United Way announced the launch of the Live United Initiative, an eight-week initiative to help communities everywhere continue on the path of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –Today, United Way announced the launch of the Live United Initiative, an eight-week initiative to help communities everywhere continue on the path of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the helm of this effort are Seattle Seahawk Superbowl Champion and 2020 Walter Peyton Man of the Year, Russell Wilson and his wife, Grammy award-winning artist Ciara. The two founded the Why Not You Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to education, children’s health and fighting poverty, while empowering today’s youth to lead with a why not you attitude.

The Live United Initiative is a multi-channel, digital initiative that will highlight the global work of United Way, and engage millions of people around the world in reimagining and rebuilding strong, equitable communities in the wake of COVID-19.

While United Way, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit, raised an unprecedented amount of money last year that helped 27 million cope with COVID-19, the pandemic’s multiple waves around the world—most recently in India—are a reminder that recovery is a long-term undertaking. More than 225 million jobs have been lost globally, educators and parents worry about learning loss, especially for low-income children of color, and United Ways are still fielding record requests for help getting food and health care.

“Ciara and I are proud to serve as co-chairs for this initiative because COVID-19 and the effects from it are far from over,” said Russell Wilson. “Rebuilding isn’t a matter of going back to where we were. It’s reimagining how we can be better and building towards that – UNITED.”

“We are proud to join with United Way for the Live United Initiative so that we can help every person have an equal opportunity to succeed. Strong communities need strong United Ways and strong children with a ‘why not you’ attitude,” added Ciara.

The Live United Initiative Co-Chairs recorded a special video message introducing this inaugural initiative. Please see the message here.

Experts say long-term recovery may lag, but the impact on vulnerable communities is likely to be more entrenched and difficult to address. The pandemic exposed systemic racial and ethnic inequities by exacerbating pre-existing challenges faced by the most vulnerable: ethnic and racial minorities, the very young and the aged, and those who were barely scraping by.

“The pandemic has reinforced the importance of finding equitable solutions to global problems and that solution is found in United Way’s mission: we galvanize the caring power of communities. But we do not do it alone. It is only with the help of leaders in every community, like Ciara and Russell Wilson, who now join us in our effort to Live United,” said Neeraj Mehta, Interim President and CEO, United Way Worldwide. “Please join us in our commitment to make life better for every person in every community and be a leader in your own community.”

In the wake of COVID, United Way has stepped up in many ways, including $1 billion n raised to support communities globally, $18 million raised to support 2.5 million people in Black communities in the U.S., 33.2 million meals served, 109,000 households received help with rent or mortgage and 852,000 individuals received health supplies or services. Please see United Way’s full COVID: One Year Later report here. United Way’s most recent COVID relief efforts focus on raising funds to support India’s second COVID crisis.

The examples below highlight how United Way has shown up to provide relief in communities around the world:

211: The non-emergency helpline has been a lynch pin in COVID response and recovery. 211 helped millions access the services they need. From eviction prevention, to COVID testing, to providing last mile delivery of food.

Education: COVID exposed a digital divide through the move to virtual schooling. United Way has worked to provide laptops, tablets and Wi-Fi to students and families. United Way also spearheaded the mask challenge helping to distribute over 28 million masks to Title 1 schools in all 50 states to help children and teachers return safely to the classroom.

Health: In North America, 211 is playing a critical role in to provide information about COVID 19 testing and vaccination sites. Additionally, In India, United Ways continue to focus on supplying PPE, hand sanitizing stations and ventilators to local healthcare providers. And United Way Nigeria has supported urban, peri-urban and underserved communities by providing food, personal hygiene supplies and guidance on avoiding infection.

Financial Stability: United Way has helped thousands, including those experiencing homelessness, access their COVID stimulus payments through an Economic Impact Stimulus hotline and 211.

To learn more about United Way and the Live United Initiative and to donate, please visit:

About United Way
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. With global reach and local impact, we’re making life better for 48 million people annually. United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, working in 95% of U.S. communities and 40 countries and territories. That’s why we’re the mission of choice for 2.5 million volunteers, 7.7 million donors and 45,000 corporate partners. In the wake of COVID-19, we’re helping people stay in their homes, stock their pantries, and protect their lives and livelihoods. And we’re working to build resilient, equitable communities. Learn more at Follow us: @United Way and #LiveUnited.


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Shopping for internet plans gets confusing fast — especially if you aren’t familiar with the different technologies being used to deliver the connection to your home. Between fiber, fixed wireless, cable, DSL, satellite and cellular internet plans, there’s an awful lot to keep straight and if you don’t understand the differences, you risk getting stuck with a connection that isn’t as fast or reliable as you had wanted, or as affordable as you need.

Shopping for internet plans gets confusing fast — especially if you aren’t familiar with the different technologies being used to deliver the connection to your home. Between fiber, fixed wireless, cable, DSL, satellite and cellular internet plans, there’s an awful lot to keep straight and if you don’t understand the differences, you risk getting stuck with a connection that isn’t as fast or reliable as you had wanted, or as affordable as you need. That’s no good when there are long-term contracts potentially at play.

This guide will walk you through the different types of internet connections that may be available in your area, how they work and what, if any, limitations you can expect from them.

Fiber-optic internet: Fast and reliable, but not yet for everyone

Fiber-optic internet is arguably the best connection type, so we’ll start there. Like the name suggests, fiber refers to an internet connection that comes to your home via fiber-optic cable, which uses pulses of light along thin strands — or fibers — of glass or plastic to transmit data.

These fiber-optic strands support speeds and reliability that are superior to other connection types.

Fiber-optic can deliver download speeds as fast as 2 gigabits (2,000 megabits per second) — fast enough to download a two-hour movie in HD in less than a minute — but you’re likely to find max download speeds around 1,000Mbps from most fiber-optic providers. Upload speeds, which are especially important when working and learning from home, are also significantly faster with fiber-optic service.

Availability is the only real disadvantage with fiber. Laying enough fiber-optic cables into the ground to connect entire cities and regions is a huge logistical challenge, and with lots of competition and red tape to cut through, it’s been slow going for any of the major service providers to expand coverage to underserved areas. Consequently, fiber internet is only available to around 45% of U.S. households and primarily those in urban areas, according to the FCC.

Fiber connections used to be fairly expensive as far as internet pans go, but most providers have lowered their prices in recent years. As a result, fiber internet is now likely to be as competitively priced as any other connection type — and considering the speeds you get for the price, it’s actually now one of the most cost-effective internet types. No wonder everyone wants it.

Notable fiber internet providers: AT&TCenturyLinkFrontier FiberOpticGoogle FiberVerizon Fios
Cable internet: Fast and available, your standard connection

Cable internet lacks the speed potential and reliability of fiber-optic service, but it’s much more widely accessible. Cable is one of the most common types of internet connections — available to nearly 90% of the U.S. population — and you’ll often find it bundled with home phone service and TV packages. That makes sense, because cable internet uses the same coaxial connections as cable TV.

Coaxial cables do not have the same speed potential and reliability as fiber-optic, but cable internet is still one of the fastest internet types. Most cable providers offer a variety of speed options, including a gigabit plan with download speeds around 940 Mbps. Upload speeds are a much different story, however, as few providers deliver upload speeds above 50Mbps. Speed reliability can also be a concern with cable internet, as coaxial cables are susceptible to network congestion and slowed speeds, especially during peak usage times.

Cable internet pricing varies quite a bit among providers, but cable is, for the most part, one of the more affordable internet connection types. You can get a broadband connection from providers like Cox, Mediacom and Xfinity starting at less than $30 per month. Spectrum, another big name in cable internet, has a higher starting price at around $50 per month, but comes with max download speeds of 200Mbps.

Notable cable internet providers:Comcast XfinityCharter SpectrumCox CommunicationsMediacomOptimum

DSL internet: Cheap and readily available, but somewhat outdated

DSL refers to a digital subscriber line and you’ll often find it available in areas where you might not have access to cable or fiber internet. With DSL, your connection to the internet runs through your phone lines. Unlike dial-up, however, where it would disrupt your connection with a call, with DSL, you can use your internet without having to worry about an incoming call disrupting your connection.

DSL internet is best for those in rural communities looking for a reliable and affordable internet connection. While it does lag in speeds compared to cable internet plans (only about 42% of those eligible for DSL service can get broadband speeds, defined by minimum downloads of 25Mbps and minimum uploads of 3Mbps), it can be a cheaper alternative to satellite internet. Since DSL uses existing phone lines to deliver service, providers can keep prices relatively low and consistent. CenturyLink, for example, offers a price for life guarantee on it’s DSL service.

Notable DSL internet providers: AT&TCenturyLinkVerizonFrontier CommunicationsWindstream
Satellite internet: Slow and expensive, but possibly the only option

Satellite internet is the most widely available types of internet because it doesn’t rely on ground-laid infrastructure like cables, cellular towers or line-of-sight antenna connections. Instead, you’ll use a special dish to connect with satellites orbiting far overhead. If you have a clear view of the southern sky, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s a satellite provider capable of delivering an internet connection to your home.

To set it up, your provider will come out to install a satellite dish either on the roof of your home or in the ground facing southward. It’s best suited for those living in rural areas without access to other options, especially since bad weather and other obstructions could affect your service in ways that you can’t control.

On average, today’s satellite internet providers offer speeds that typically vary from 12 to 100 Mbps. In most cases, that makes it a suitable option for smaller households who want to stream video, browse the internet and update social media. New providers — namely Elon Musk’s Starlink network, which began expanding service in select areas this year — are promising to bump those speeds up by using low Earth orbit satellites that are closer to the ground. That means that the signal doesn’t need to travel as far, which also makes for a reduction in latency, or lag. Other big names are looking to get into the internet space race, too, including Amazon’s Project Kuiper.

Increased competition in the satellite internet industry may help bring costs down for the consumer. Currently, satellite internet is the most expensive internet connection type, by far. Starting prices for satellite internet are in the $50 per month range, but that’s for slow speeds — 25Mbps max — and low data allowances. If you want faster speeds or more data, satellite internet can quickly get up to $150 to $200 per month.

Notable satellite internet providers: HughesNetViasatStarlink
Fixed wireless internet: Like satellite internet but better

Another option for rural communities is fixed wireless internet. Like satellite internet, fixed wireless requires you to install a fixed receiver or antenna, but it’s likely to be much smaller than a satellite dish. The antenna picks up a signal transmitted from a nearby wireless hub to give you an internet connection.

Fixed wireless connections work best for communities that lack the resources needed for DSL. To receive the strongest signal, you’ll want to place your antenna in an area with a clear view of the sky. Fixed wireless internet connections require a direct line of sight, so if there are hills, trees, buildings or other obstacles nearby, they can distort your connection.

Fixed wireless internet speeds range from 5 to 50 Mbps, but there are many variables that can affect the quality of the incoming signal, so your speed may vary. That said, many providers offer gracious data caps compared to satellite internet. Prices are also much better than satellite with plans starting at $35 to $50 per month.

Though fixed wireless has traditionally been a rural internet option, the connection type is rapidly expanding in metro areas thanks to providers like Google Fiber and Starry Internet. Instead of beaming services to individual residences, these providers send internet signals to entire buildings, such as an apartment complex, then run service to individual units via an Ethernet cable. These providers are capable of delivering speeds much faster than traditional fixed wireless service, up to 200Mbps or higher.

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Cellular internet: Also wireless, but without the “fixed”

Another way to draw internet service over the air is with a cellular connection. With this internet connection type a cell phone carrier connects your router or hotspot to the cellular tower nearest you, just like it does with your phone. The speeds can vary based on where you live and how close you are to a tower, but are likely to be faster than with a fixed wireless connection.

If you’re living in a city or another area with strong cellular infrastructure, then you might be able to connect over 5G, with providers like Verizon offering speeds up to 1 Gbps. You’ll also find cellular internet plans that use LTE, the previous generation of technology, which is capable of speeds similar to what you’ll find with fixed wireless service. Pricing is also similar to fixed wireless with providers like T-Mobile and Verizon offering plans starting at around $50 to $60 per month.

Another option is to use your phone as a hotspot, which means it’ll take the incoming cellular signal and rebroadcast it out as a Wi-Fi signal that other devices can use to access the internet without wires. Just be aware that your download speeds will vary depending on your carrier, your location and other factors like network congestion. Also, if you don’t have an unlimited plan, be sure to watch your data usage when using your phone as a hotspot.

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Finding the right internet plan for you

So which kind of internet connection is right for you? It depends on several factors. The first thing to think about is your typical usage, and how much speed you really need. If you plan to surf the web and check email only, you can get away with a slower connection, but smaller households with users who stream videos, play games online, or upload files for work or school will ideally want access to download speeds of at least 25 Mbps.

Costs are another key factor, obviously. Some providers bundle their various services to offer you a discount, but be aware that the promotional pricing might not last as long as the service contract. In that case, you’ll pay more for the same service during the second year, for example.

In the end, the biggest factor is likely beyond your control and that’s your location. Some parts of the US have lots of options for getting online, while others hardly have any options at all.

Whatever choices are available to you, understanding the different technologies at play will help you know what to expect before you sign up.

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With 681 Million 5G Handsets Set to Ship in 2022, Mobile Device Vendors Scramble for Differentiation

LONDON, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Despite a backdrop of the on-going effects of the pandemic and the geopolitical landscape, the impact on 5G supply chains throughout the past year has been minimal when compared to the wider smartphone market.

LONDON, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Despite a backdrop of the on-going effects of the pandemic and the geopolitical landscape, the impact on 5G supply chains throughout the past year has been minimal when compared to the wider smartphone market. This has led to 5G mobile device models becoming more diverse, brought to market quickly at a wide variety of price points, accelerating affordability and adoption. The mobile market is quickly transitioning to 5G and many leading OEMs are pushing ever-deeper into the lower-priced 5G smartphone segment. According to a new report from global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, 681 million 5G handsets will be shipped in 2022. The race is on for OEMs to find that all-important level of differentiation in their flagship portfolios to help boost margins and improve market share.

While there is a continuing need for vendors to drive adoption of cutting-edge trends in industrial designs, screen technology, chipsets and camera setups, notably in flagship smartphones, they are also looking to alternative points of differentiation to keep pushing the envelope on innovation and an enhanced user experience. “As the market will bear witness over the next 12-18 months, and with the quickening ubiquity of 5G, upcoming flagship smartphones from key vendors will need to embrace a host of additional features and functionalities to continue to provide industry-leading high-end products,” comments David McQueen, Research Director at ABI Research. “Upcoming 5G flagships from leading vendors, such as Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and OPPO, are expected to incorporate new features and form factor innovations such as ultrawide band (UWB) and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, super-fast charging technologies, foldable and rollable displays, and improved camera set-ups. These are all designed to help spark further evolution in device user interfaces, the growth in technology ecosystems and enhanced experiences.”

While 5G is quickly penetrating smartphones, there is anticipation that 5G integration and “always-on” connectivity will appear more readily on tablets, Chromebooks and notebooks as the portable computing and mobile value chains converge more than ever. The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic has boosted demand and increased the utility for these mobile compute products, with notable improvements being made in their productivity features to aid with an increase in home working, remote learning, and online gaming. With a slew of new models due out in the next year, 5G is set to become a more prominent feature of these device types, with Samsung, Apple and Huawei all lined up to create more 5G connected compute devices, benefitting from their vertical integration approach.

Cellular connected compute devices have only accounted for a small proportion of sales due to their mostly nomadic use case and high price differential, but it is expected that dozens of always-on 5G portable device models, tablets, notebooks, and ultrabooks will hit the market in 2021 and, according to ABI Research, sales of these 5G devices will exceed 10 million by 2022. “The advent of 5G, notably in the 2021 iPad Pro, may improve this share if new 5G business models and aggressive pricing can also stimulate demand. Ultimately, this is another crucial step toward establishing a wider 5G ecosystem that extends beyond smartphones and leverages the technology to the mass market and a variety of vertical marketplaces,” McQueen concludes.

These findings are from ABI Research’s Future 5G Mobile Devices: Reported Features and Functionality market update report. This report is part of the company’s 5G Devices, Smartphones & Wearables research service, which includes research, data, and ABI Insights.Depicted in a PowerPoint format, the Market Update provides a snapshot into current and future market opportunities and threats for a specific technology as well as focusing on a selected key market and associated trend.

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Ouverture de la 800ème laverie automatique de la marque Speed Queen en France

Stéphane Charles, le propriétaire de la 800ème laverie Speed Queen est un entrepreneur qui cumule de nombreuses activités, avec en sa possession 10 salons de coiffure, un barbier et une entreprise de distribution de produits professionnels de coiffure.

Stéphane Charles, le propriétaire de la 800ème laverie Speed Queen est un entrepreneur qui cumule de nombreuses activités, avec en sa possession 10 salons de coiffure, un barbier et une entreprise de distribution de produits professionnels de coiffure. « Investir dans la laverie en libre-service était une évolution naturelle. Non seulement cela permet à mesentreprises existantes de laver les serviettes des 11 salons, mais également de générer un nouveau flux de revenus avec une structure très légère, par rapport aux salons de coiffure. J’ai aimé le concept haut de gamme de Speed Queen et j’ai trouvé l’emplacement idéal au milieu d’une zone commerciale », a déclaré Mr. Charles. “L’emplacement garantit le flux des clients, et est à proximité de trois centres équestres, c’est donc un investissement solide.”

Située dans un parc d’activité, à Saint-Aubin-sur-scie, la 800ème laverie Speed Queen a tout pour plaire : wifi gratuit et 14 machines jusqu’à 24 kilos. Uniques dans la région, elles permettent de laver plus d’une couette à la fois ou du linge de lit pour 10 chambres. Profitant de la proximité de clubs équestres, la laverie propose également des machines dédiées au linge animalier. La carte de fidélité est gratuite en 2021, garantissant les meilleurs tarifs pour les utilisateurs.

«Nous voyons de plus en plus d’entrepreneurs, comme Mr. Charles, qui recherchent le niveau de risque de l’investissement immobilier avec un retour sur investissement boursier classique, et nous avons adapté notre offre pour répondre à cette demande et les aider à se développer avec une entreprise totalement gérable à distance », a déclaré Mr Treggiari.

Pour soutenir cet élan, l’équipe Speed Queen a construit un réseau de consultants experts en Europe, qui guide les entrepreneurs ambitieux dans la création de leur entreprise de laverie automatique. Visitez pour en savoir plus.

À propos de Speed Queen – Speed Queen a été fondée en 1908 à Ripon, dans le Wisconsin aux États-Unis. Toujours à Ripon, cette société d’origine est devenue Alliance Laundry Systems. Alliance est le leader mondial de la blanchisserie commerciale en termes de ventes, de gamme, de présence mondiale et d’investissement en R&D. Au fil des décennies, Speed Queen a développé des performances supérieures en termes de résultats, de fiabilité, de support et de valeur globale, pour devenir le numéro 1 mondial de la laverie en libre-service.

Depuis 2014, Speed Queen est le seul fabricant de lave-linges à proposer des laveries automatiques de sa propre marque. Plus de 650 investisseurs ont déjà ouvert un magasin sous licence Speed Queen en Europe. En mettant toute son expertise au service du concept, les équipes de Speed Queen accompagnent les propriétaires de laverie automatique tout au long de leur projet pour offrir des laveries haut de gamme aux performances exceptionnelles et au confort d’utilisation maximal.

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800th Speed Queen-branded Laundromat Store Opens in France

Stéphane Charles, the owner of the 800th store is a serial entrepreneur, who owns 10 hair salons, a barber, and a hair wholesaler business, which caters to their needs. “Investing in self-service laundry was a natural evolution.

Stéphane Charles, the owner of the 800th store is a serial entrepreneur, who owns 10 hair salons, a barber, and a hair wholesaler business, which caters to their needs. “Investing in self-service laundry was a natural evolution. Not only this serves my existing businesses to wash the towels of 11 salons, but also generates a full new flow of revenue with a very labour-light structure, compared to hair salons. I liked the premium concept of Speed Queen and I identified the ideal location in the middle of a retail park,” Charles said. “The location secures the end-user traffic, with three equestrian centers around on top of this, so this is a solid business.”

Located in the retail park, at Saint-Aubin-sur-scie, the 800th Speed Queen laundromat has it all to maximise end-user convenience: from free wifi to a large selection of 14 machines up to 24 kilos The laundromat also offers machines dedicated to animal items laundry.

“We are increasingly seeing entrepreneurs, like Mr. Charles, who seek the risk-level of real-estate investment with classic stock-market return on investment, and we have adapted our offering to meet this demand and help them expand with a connected, remotely-managed business,” Treggiari said.

To support this momentum, the Speed Queen Licensed-store team has built a network of expert consultants in Europe, that guides ambitious entrepreneurs building their laundromats business, visit to learn more.

About Speed Queen – Speed Queen was established 1908 in Ripon, Wisconsin, USA. Still in Ripon, that original company grew into Alliance Laundry Systems. Alliance is the world leader in commercial laundry in terms of sales, range, reach and R&D investment. Over the decades, Speed Queen has developed superior performance in results, reliability, support and overall value, to become the world Nº1 in self-service laundry.

Since 2014, Speed Queen has been the only laundry manufacturer in offering branded laundromats. More than 650 investors have already opened a Speed Queen Licensed Store in Europe. By putting all its expertise at the service of the concept, Speed Queen teams guide the laundry owners during all their project to provide premium laundromats with outstanding performance and maximum user convenience.

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El icónico híbrido realiza una audaz declaración: Toyota anuncia el Prius Nightshade Edition

En el interior, los asientos delanteros cuentan con tapizado estándar SofTex®, calefacción y ajuste eléctrico, por lo que brindan tanto al conductor como al pasajero una agradable comodidad personalizable. Por lo demás, el volante calefaccionado con tapizado Softex y la consola central de color negro semibrillante aportan atributos adicionales a la serie Nightshade.

En el interior, los asientos delanteros cuentan con tapizado estándar SofTex®, calefacción y ajuste eléctrico, por lo que brindan tanto al conductor como al pasajero una agradable comodidad personalizable. Por lo demás, el volante calefaccionado con tapizado Softex y la consola central de color negro semibrillante aportan atributos adicionales a la serie Nightshade.

El Prius es el decimoprimer modelo y el primer híbrido en sumarse a la familia Nightshade. Ahora, la línea que ofrece a los clientes la manera de expresarse a través de detalles exclusivos contará con la presencia del icónico automóvil que es conocido por recorrer hasta 54 millas por galón.

No hay límites para la familia Prius

Presentado al mundo por primera vez en 1997, el Toyota Prius fue el primer automóvil híbrido de producción masiva del mundo. Desde entonces, Toyota ha vendido más de 6 millones de vehículos Prius a nivel mundial y más de 1.9 millones en los EE. UU. Ofrecido en versiones L Eco, LE, LE AWD-e, XLE, XLE AWD-e y otras Limitadas, el Prius Nightshade Special Edition completa una familia diversa de opciones elegantes, deportivas y bien equipadas para los clientes.

Para el año 2022, el Prius Nightshade Special Edition incorpora un inesperado estilo audaz a la conocida familia de consumo eficiente. Impulsado por la combinación de un motor a gasolina de ciclo Atkinson de 1.8 litros y cuatro cilindros de alta eficiencia con dos motogeneradores por medio de una transmisión variable continua (CVT) de tipo planetario controlada electrónicamente, el Prius Nightshade está disponible tanto en los modelos AWD-e como FWD.

Reconocido como el modelo AWD-e de combustión interna más eficiente de la industria en términos de consumo según los datos del Departamento de Energía de los EE. UU al 11 de marzo de 2021, sin considerar los vehículos completamente eléctricos, el Prius AWD-e cuenta con un rendimiento estimado por la EPA de 51 millas por galón (MPG) en ciudad, 47 en carretera y 49 en consumo combinado. El sistema AWD-e proporciona la potencia a las ruedas traseras a fin de arrancar con confianza desde el punto de detención; sin embargo, el sistema bajo demanda es capaz de reconocer cuándo la tracción de las 4 ruedas no es necesaria y así asegura una alta eficiencia de consumo.

La edición Nightshade también se encuentra disponible en tracción delantera (FWD), con una estimación de rendimiento por parte de la EPA de 54 millas por galón en ciudad, 50 en carretera y 52 en consumo combinado.

Forma y funcionalidad en el interior

La icónica forma del Prius supera los límites del espacio interior hasta el punto en que la EPA lo clasifica como un automóvil de tamaño medio. Gracias a su exclusivo diseño liftback, el Prius de tracción delantera ofrece 50.7 pies cúbicos de espacio de carga con los asientos traseros plegados, lo cual es más que el espacio ofrecido por algunos SUV de tamaño pequeño.

El Prius de edición Nightshade incorpora asientos con tapizado SofTex de manera estándar en toda la cabina. En el modelo FWD, el asiento del conductor cuenta con calefacción, controles eléctricos ajustables de ocho posiciones y apoyo lumbar, mientras que el asiento del pasajero tiene ajuste eléctrico de cuatro posiciones (el asiento del conductor del modelo AWD-e cuenta con controles eléctricos ajustables de seis posiciones y apoyo lumbar). Entre otras características del interior se incluyen el volante telescópico/inclinable con calefacción y zona de apoyabrazo con tapizado SofTex; manilla interior de puerta con detalles cromados; bolsillos extendidos en la parte trasera de los asientos con tapizado SofTex; asientos traseros abatibles 60/40 con apoyabrazo central; y cubierta retráctil para el maletero.

El Prius Nightshade cuenta con una pantalla táctil estándar de 7 pulgadas y un sistema de sonido JBL® de 6 altavoces compatible con Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay® y Amazon Alexa. También incluye una suscripción de prueba a SiriusXM® All Access por tres meses (visite para conocer más detalles), y periodos de prueba de un año para Toyota Safety Connect®, de 10 años para Service Connect y de 3 meses para Wi-Fi Connect de hasta 2 GB (visite para conocer detalles).

Los clientes pueden mantener sus dispositivos conectados y cargados en su Prius Nightshade con un conector auxiliar de audio, un puerto USB 2.0 con conectividad iPod® y dos puertos USB de carga de 2.1 A, un soporte de carga inalámbrica Qi que admite celulares grandes y una toma de corriente de 12 V. Entre otras características tecnológicas incorporadas en el vehículo se incluyen reconocimiento avanzado de voz, factibilidad de uso de teléfono en manos libres con Bluetooth®, acceso a agenda telefónica y transmisión de música, sistema Siri® Eyes Free y pantalla de la cámara retrovisora integrada. Todo ello es accesible por medio de un sistema de llave inteligente de tres puertas y arranque por botón.

El Nightshade también incorpora la conocida interfaz de pantalla central, una característica emblemática que se encuentra disponible en todos los Prius desde el original. La pantalla dual multiinformación a color de 4.2 in con pantallas personalizables presenta un monitor de energía y un indicador de sistema híbrido con las funciones Eco Score, Eco Savings Record, Drive Monitor, Eco Wallet y Eco Diary, además de pantallas para el control de temperatura, sistemas de apoyo para el conductor, el contenido del sistema de audio y un sistema de navegación.

Diseñado para ofrecer seguridad con estilo

El Prius edición Nightshade presenta un estilo elegante y deportivo, así como mucha tecnología de seguridad.

Está equipado con el sistema Star Safety de Toyota, que cuenta con un mejorado Control de Estabilidad del Vehículo (VSC), Control de Tracción (TRAC), Sistema de Frenos Antibloqueo (ABS), Distribución Electrónica de Frenado (EBD), Asistencia de Frenado (BA) y Tecnología de Frenado Inteligente (SST).

Incorpora además de manera estándar el sistema Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS-2.0) con funciones que incluyen lo siguiente:

Sistema anticolisión con detección de peatones con poca luz Control crucero con radar dinámico en todo el rango de velocidades Detección de ciclistas Alerta de salida del carril Luces altas automáticas Asistencia de señales de tráfico

El sistema anticolisión con detección de peatones fue diseñado para ofrecer una función de frenado automático bajo ciertas condiciones en caso de que el conductor no logre reaccionar a tiempo durante una situación de emergencia. También viene incorporado estándar el Monitor de Punto Ciego con Alerta de tráfico cruzado trasero y el Sonar de Despeje Inteligente con Asistencia inteligente de estacionamiento.

Garantía Limitada Toyota

Todos los modelos Prius de Toyota cuentan con una garantía básica de 3 años/36,000 millas y una garantía de 60 meses/60,000 millas para el tren de potencia. La garantía de la batería híbrida de Toyota cubre 10 años o 150,000 millas desde la fecha de puesta en servicio del vehículo, lo que ocurra primero. La garantía del sistema híbrido cubre 8 años o 100,000 millas desde la fecha de puesta en servicio, lo que ocurra primero. Para conocer todos los detalles, visite

Todos los modelos Prius 2022 incorporan de manera estándar ToyotaCare, un plan complementario que cubre el mantenimiento rutinario programado de fábrica, por 2 años o 25,000 millas, lo que se cumpla primero, y 3 años de asistencia en carretera durante las 24 horas del día, independiente del millaje del vehículo.

Acerca de Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) ha sido parte del tejido cultural de los Estados Unidos durante más de 60 años y está comprometida con el desarrollo de la movilidad sostenible de última generación a través de sus marcas Toyota y Lexus, además de sus casi 1,500 concesionarios.

Toyota ha creado una enorme cadena de valor y emplea directamente a más de 36,000 personas en los Estados Unidos. La compañía ha contribuido con el diseño, la ingeniería y el ensamblaje de clase mundial de más de 30 millones de automóviles y camionetas en sus 9 plantas de fabricación, que para 2021 serán 10, una vez entre en funcionamiento su empresa conjunta de producción en Alabama.

Para ayudar a inspirar a la próxima generación a seguir carreras en campos basados en STEM, incluido el de la movilidad, Toyota lanzó su centro de educación virtual en, que ofrece una experiencia de inmersión y la oportunidad de visitar muchas de sus plantas de producción en los Estados Unidos. Este centro también incluye una serie de lecciones y planes de estudio gratuitos basados en STEM a través de los socios de la Fundación Toyota de los Estados Unidos, excursiones virtuales y mucho más. Para obtener más información acerca de Toyota, visite

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Can’t afford broadband at home? There’s a $50 monthly benefit you should know about – CNET

In the age of COVID-19, a reliable home internet connection is borderline essential, but broadband isn’t always easy for Americans to afford. If struggles like those sound familiar — or if you lost your job or income during the past year — there’s a government subsidy program live now called the Emergency Broadband Benefit that might help.

In the age of COVID-19, a reliable home internet connection is borderline essential, but broadband isn’t always easy for Americans to afford. If struggles like those sound familiar — or if you lost your job or income during the past year — there’s a government subsidy program live now called the Emergency Broadband Benefit that might help. Those who qualify can sign up now to receive $50 off their monthly internet bill, among other benefits.

Hundreds of broadband providers have committed to participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s program, including AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, T-Mobile, Verizon and others, so there’s a good chance it’s available in your area. You’ll also find eligible prepaid plans from AT&T and Cricket Wireless, as well as discounted devices at Walmart. Here’s how to tell if you qualify, how you can enroll and everything else you should know.

Step 1: Determine your eligibility

The Emergency Broadband Benefit isn’t open to everyone. Eligibility is limited, so you’ll need someone in your household who qualifies in order to opt in.

There are several ways to qualify. The first is income-based: Any household with an income less than or equal to 135% of federal poverty guidelines qualifies. That figure is weighted by the number of people who live in your home and also by where you live, as the poverty line is set higher in Alaska and Hawaii than it is in the 48 contiguous states.

Here’s how those numbers look in chart form:

If you make more than that, you may still be eligible. Anyone who experienced a “substantial loss of income” after Feb. 29, 2020 qualifies so long as their 2020 income was at or below $99,000 for a single filer or $198,000 for joint filers.

Additionally, your home qualifies if anyone in your household:

Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit.
Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year.Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or the school breakfast programs in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 school years.Meets the eligibility criteria for an FCC-approved provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Eligibility also extends to any household participating in one of a number of tribal-specific assistance programs, including Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start and Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. If your home is on qualifying tribal lands, the benefit goes up to $75 per month instead of $50.

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Step 2: Obtain proof of eligibility

You’ll need to demonstrate your eligibility for the program when you apply, so be prepared to gather a document or two. Specifically, you’ll need to show proof of your stated income, such as a pay stub or a tax return. If you need to show a loss of income, you’ll also need to offer a termination letter, an application for unemployment benefits, a furlough notice or something similar.

Eligible by way of another program, like a Pell Grant or reduced-price lunches? Be prepared to show a card, letter or other official documentation as proof of participation when you apply.

For more guidance on what sort of documents will work best for proving eligibility, click here.

Step 3: Choose how to apply

You’ve got a number of ways to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit — and in some cases you might not need to apply at all. For example, current enrollees of the Lifeline program don’t need to reapply, and can skip ahead to step 4. The same goes for some people who are already enrolled in an existing low-income or COVID-19 assistance program with their internet provider, so long as the provider obtains approval for its application process from the FCC.

Those who do need to submit an application will be able to do so online now until the program ends. You can also print out an application, fill it out and send it along with proof of eligibility to the following address:

Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

On top of that, participating internet providers should be able to answer your eligibility questions and guide you through the application process. And, speaking of which…

Step 4: Talk to your internet provider

Once you submit your application, you should expect a timely reply. In fact, the FCC says that those who apply online may receive immediate approval. If the FCC’s system can’t immediately determine proof of eligibility, it’ll request additional documentation and provide instructions as to how to submit those documents for review.

Either way, once you’re approved, you’ll want to give your internet provider a call, inform them of your enrollment, and ask them what plans are available at a discount. The FCC’s website features a free tool to help find qualifying providers in your area — you can access it by clicking here.


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What else should I know?

For starters, it’s important to remember that this is a temporary program, so the $50 discount on your internet bill won’t last forever. The program will end once it runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever comes first. At that point, you’ll need to agree to pay the regular rate for your internet plan if you want to keep using it.

The program’s other key benefit is a one-time, $100 discount on a laptop, tablet or desktop PC. There aren’t a lot of details posted yet about how that discount works or which devices are eligible, but you’ll need to pay a co-pay of between $10 and $50 in order to receive the discount, depending on the device. I’ve reached out to the FCC for more information on that benefit, and I’ll update this post when I hear back.

If you have additional questions about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, you can email or call 833-511-0311 any day of the week between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET).

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Best internet promotions of June 2021 – CNET

It varies based on where you live, but most of us have at least a couple of options for home internet service. Shop around, and there’s a good chance you’ll find cheap internet offers, plans with unlimited data, contract-free service and other common selling points aimed at earning your business.

It varies based on where you live, but most of us have at least a couple of options for home internet service. Shop around, and there’s a good chance you’ll find cheap internet offers, plans with unlimited data, contract-free service and other common selling points aimed at earning your business.

ISPs know that short-lived promo pricing and favorable service terms aren’t always enough to get you to switch, because virtually all of the best internet providers offer those sorts of basic incentives. That’s why you’ll often see ISPs throwing additional promo offers into the mix. Whether it’s a rewards card, a free gadget, a free subscription to a premium service or some other tempting extra, the aim is always to sweeten the deal and tempt you into signing up.

So, which of these promos are most worth it? Glad you asked — keep reading for our top internet promo picks for the month of June.

What’s the best internet promo near you?

Currently, Altice brands Optimum and Suddenlink are offering the highest rewards card amount at $200, but AT&T, Frontier and Xfinity are also giving away Visa Rewards Cards for a limited time with select plans. Other providers are sweetening the deal with freebies, like the free year subscription to Amazon Prime you get with Verizon Fios or RCN’s two months of free service for new customers in NYC.

Of course, the specific deals available to you will depend on which providers are available in your area:

Top internet promos for June 2021

AT&T Fiber

$150 AT&T Visa Reward Card

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How to get it: Order any AT&T Fiber plan online. This offer is only available to new AT&T internet customers and must be redeemed within 75 days of reward notification.

It seems like AT&T always has some sort of rewards card offer going on, so the current $150 Visa Reward Card doesn’t really stand out from previous offers. Sometimes it’s $100, other times it’s $200 or possibly $300 when you sign up for a bundle package. That said, an extra $150 is certainly nice to have, and it’s a bit more than you’ll get from most providers right now.

Read more about AT&T home internet service.

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Frontier FiberOptic

Up to $100 Visa Reward Card

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How to get it: Sign up online for FiberOptic Gig Service.

While AT&T’s rewards card offer is the same across all fiber plans, Frontier’s offer varies by plan. To get the max reward amount, $100, you’ll have to sign up for Frontier’s most expensive plan, Gig Service. Even though it’s the most expensive plan, it’s a fairly good deal on its own, with download speeds of up to 940Mbps for $80 per month. On top of that, the equipment costs are included in the price.

If you don’t need gigabit speed, Frontier FiberOptic 500/500 comes with a $50 rewards card, but the 50/50 plan does not. Frontier DSL also does not have any rewards cards or special offers available at this time.

Read more about Frontier home internet service.

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Free service for two months


How to get it: Qualifying customers in New York City will be credited for two months of service at the standard rate within the first six billing cycles.

RCN is the only major provider to incentivize new customers with free service, but it’s unfortunately only available in the NYC area.

Residents of other RCN service areas — Boston, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley area — can still take advantage of RCN service perks such as free installation and unlimited data, but there is currently no free service offer available.

Read more about your cable internet options.

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$200 Visa Prepaid Card


How to get it: Sign up online for any Optimum or Suddenlink internet plan and keep your account in good standing for 90 days.

Optimum and Suddenlink are basically the same service, just different brands under the Altice umbrella. As a result, the two providers often run similar promotions, like the $200 Visa Prepaid Card offer.

Optimum also has the best gigabit deal of any major provider right now, with speeds up to 940Mbps starting at $45 per month. Suddenlink’s isn’t far behind with the same max speeds available at $50 per month.

Read more about Optimum internet service.

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Verizon Fios

Amazon Prime for 12 months + Echo Dot 4th Gen

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How to get it: Sign up for Verizon Fios Gigabit Connection.

While other providers offer rewards cards of varying denominations, Verizon always keeps things interesting with free service subscriptions and/or devices. Currently, new Verizon Fios customers can get 12 months of Amazon Prime plus a fourth-gen Echo Dot when they sign up for gig service. Verizon Fios Gigabit Connection also comes with free equipment rental.

The Amazon Prime subscription is only available with Verizon’s gigabit plan, but you can still get the Echo Dot as well as a free Blink Mini security camera with the Fios 400Mbps plan. If you opt for the lowest-priced Fios plan, you’ll get a good deal on 200Mbps starting at $40 per month, but no devices or service subscriptions are included.

Read more about Verizon Fios internet service.

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Up to $150 Visa Prepaid Card

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How to get it: Sign up for the Xfinity Gigabit plan.

Upgrading to a faster (and more expensive) plan isn’t always worth the added cost, especially if it’s more speed than you need, but Xfinity encourages you to take a second look at those faster plans with its rewards cards. Xfinity’s three fastest plans — excluding Gigabit Pro, because who wants to pay $300 for internet? — all come with a Visa Prepaid Card. Order Blast and get a $50 card, Extreme Pro Plus for a $100 card or Gigabit for the grand prize of $150.

Read more about Comcast Xfinity internet service.

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What other special offers are available for home internet?

Kinetic by Windstream is currently offering a $100 rewards card to customers who order over the phone in select areas. Other than that, there isn’t much worth writing home about. Sure, some providers have lower introductory pricing or free install offers, but that’s so common among ISPs now that they could hardly be considered “promos.”

That’s not to say that other special offers aren’t available, they’re just not as heavily advertised or may not be available to all customers. When signing up for a new internet service, ask the provider what else they can throw in for you. Or call your current provider and ask what they can do to keep your business. It may get you nothing, but it may get you a lower rate, free equipment or something else that wasn’t advertised online. Hey, you never know, and it never hurts to ask.


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uCloudlink’s GlocalMe® to Provide New Rental Service to US Customers

NEW YORK, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GlocalMe®, a product and service brand of UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC. (NASDAQ: UCL, “uCloudlink” or “the Company”), the world’s first and leading mobile data traffic sharing marketplace, has announced its new rental service for customers in the U.S.

NEW YORK, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GlocalMe®, a product and service brand of UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC. (NASDAQ: UCL, “uCloudlink” or “the Company”), the world’s first and leading mobile data traffic sharing marketplace, has announced its new rental service for customers in the U.S. as the world’s largest economy has seen gradual travel recovery recently.

The travel market is on its way to recovery as COVID-19 vaccinations being distributed globally. It is reported that domestic leisure travel in the U.S. is rebounding as the summer season approaches. Also, the EU has planned a summer opening for vaccinated tourists.

“Our customers have higher demands of traveling domestically or abroad than last year,” said Victor Xu, Chief Sales Officer at uCloudlink. “With the new rental service, we hope to provide U.S. consumers with smooth and secure WiFi connection services, whether by owning a personal WiFi hotspot device or renting a device for a short trip. It is still a priority for them to have a superior connection to the Internet and stay informed as there is still some uncertainty. For now, we have put the US domestic market, European countries, as well as Caribbean islands on our top list of launching the new rental service.”

GlocalMe® is updating its website and the new rental section will be exclusively available on the GlocalMe® website. For all existing users, the Company has pledged to continue offering the same and even upgraded services and data plans. Users can expect better data rates and more flexibility to use the WiFi services of GlocalMe®. GlocalMe® also has a trade-in program in place for those who would like to obtain the latest cutting-edge devices.

GlocalMe® will also offer more perks to retain users with an up to 40% off discount available to all GlocalMe® and current Roaming Man users — from May 28 to May 31— for device purchases, selected data plans and rental services, among others.

“Our main reasoning behind the upgrade lies in GlocalMe’s strategy to deliver a unified message along with consistent and flexible services for our customers. With our ‘Always Better Connected’ vision constantly in our mind’s eye, we aim to consistently improve our services for our global clients,” said Xu.

The new GlocalMe® rental service reflects uCloudlink’s ambition to expand its business and better serve the U.S. market. It is also likely to bring the Company a stronger voice for its global networks. With a more unified marketing image, uCloudlink is expected to significantly benefit from the integration and reach more deals and collaborations with partners and mobile carriers to form a sound ecosystem in the industry.

This is just part of the Company’s slew of actions to expand its business. For example, it recently announced a plan to broaden its business by harnessing new applications powered by its patented CloudSIM technology to extend its offerings. As such, GlocalMe® is working to make a splash in the internet-of-things space in sectors such as cross-border trade, cold chain storage and logistics control, among others.


uCloudlink is the world’s first and leading mobile data traffic sharing marketplace, pioneering the sharing economy business model for the telecommunications industry. The Company’s products and services deliver unique value propositions to mobile data users, handset and smart-hardware companies, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and mobile network operators (MNOs). Leveraging its innovative CloudSIM technology and architecture, the Company has redefined the mobile data connectivity experience by allowing users to gain access to mobile data traffic allowance shared by network operators on its marketplace, while providing reliable connectivity, high speeds and competitive pricing.

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