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AT&T borrows $14.7 billion to buy spectrum

AT&T has entered into a loan agreement worth US$14.7 billion with Bank of America as it seeks to raise money for what looks set to be a hefty bill from the ongoing C-band spectrum auction.

China launches comms satellite, SpaceX launches 60

2021 is off to a flying start for satellite communications, with China launching the third satellite in its Tiantong-1 series and Elon Musk’s SpaceX sending its latest batch of Starlink satellites into orbit.

US revokes Huawei export licences

The US Commerce Department has revoked export licences from vendors including Intel to stop them supplying Huawei with essential semiconductors, according to a report by Reuters.

US blacklists Xiaomi because reasons

Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi has been belatedly added to one of the US lists of companies its citizens aren’t allowed to interact with.

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