antitrust

 

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Cisco, Verizon, Ericsson Hit With $500M Antitrust Claim

A new antitrust complaint accuses some of the biggest players in wireless of ganging up on small patent rivals. The $500 million claim is being made by SITI-Sites.com and MLR, which is a buyer of SITI patents. The groups calls Verizon, Ericsson and Cisco “the titans of wireless technology” and say they are in cahoots […]

Apple Might Face Antitrust Probe Over Flash Policies

Reports are surfacing that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in line for an antitrust probe by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission. The Steve Jobs-led company is coming under scrutiny for prohibiting Adobe Flash applications on its products, namely the iPhone and iPad. The New York Post on Monday broke the news that Apple now could […]

AT&T Gets FCCs Nod for Centennial Buy

Three weeks after winning antitrust approval, AT&T’s $944 million buy of Centennial Communications is now getting the FCC’s thumbs-up. Centennial has customers throughout the Midwest and the Southeast, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The companies have argued that the merger will better allow for the deployment of broadband to rural […]

AT&T Centennial Buy Gets Antitrust Approval

The Justice Department has given AT&T the go-ahead to buy Centennial Communications. The only condition is that AT&T must sell assets in parts of Mississippi and Louisiana. That’s due to the chance customers in that area could be affected by higher prices and poor service quality that a loss of competition might cause. Several of […]

Regulators Open Enquiry Into Wireless Competition

Ever notice that there are now just four main facilities-based nationwide carriers? The FCC has come to that realization, and on Thursday launched an official enquiry into the state of competition in the wireless industry. At issue is whether the control that Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA is consolidated enough […]

Google CEO Bails on Apple

Some things just aren’t meant to last. Like the Apple-Google mutual appreciation society, for instance. Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt said Monday that he would resign from Apple Inc.’s board, which he has sat on since 2006. The news comes amid government mulling of an antitrust investigation concerning the two companies. The two could indeed […]

AT&T, CTIA Defend State of Wireless Competition

AT&T Inc. this week filed a statement in response to accusations from Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl, chair of a congressional antitrust panel, that the wireless industry engages in anticompetitive practices, as well as the fact that the U.S. Department of Justice may look into the industry as well. For his part, Kohl is concerned about […]

Cisco Sued over Alleged Antitrust Practices

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) is the target of yet another lawsuit – this time alleging the networking giant engages in antitrust practices. Specifically, Multiven Inc., a network maintenance and consulting services firm, filed suit Tuesday, claiming Cisco prevents firms like Multiven from servicing Cisco gear by requiring them to buy Cisco’s Smartnet maintenance services in order […]

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