Dish is buying Republic Wireless and its 200,000 subscribers

Dish plans to add yet another mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to its wireless business. On Monday, the company announced that it has an agreement in place…

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Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile spent $78 billion on C-band spectrum for 5G

The Federal Communications Commission has shared the results of its long-awaited C-band spectrum auction. A company called Cellco Partnership, better known as Verizon (Engadget's parent company), came…

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T-Mobile’s Magenta Max plan comes with true unlimited data

T-Mobile is introducing a plan later this week that will almost entirely do away with throttling. Its new Magenta Max plan includes unlimited premium data and unlimited…

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Report: MediaTek takes over as world’s largest smartphone chipset vendor

Move over, Qualcomm: According to a new report from research firm Counterpoint, MediaTek has overtaken the San Diego-based chipmaker to become the world’s biggest vendor of smartphone…

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Baidu approved for fully driverless road tests in Beijing

A few months after Baidu’s robotaxi service arrived in Beijing, the company has received the first permits to run driverless vehicle tests in the city. China’s capital…

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Huawei reportedly bets on Shanghai chip plant to overcome US trade ban

Huawei might have a way to avoid some of the worst consequences of tightening US trade restrictions, provided it’s willing to be patient. Financial Times sources claim…

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Google Fi starts selling 5G phones from Samsung

Google Fi customers have been able to use unlocked Samsung phones on the MVNO’s network for years, but now those same customers can now buy a Samsung…

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Verizon’s mmWave version of the Pixel 4a 5G costs $100 extra

Earlier today, Google announced the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, both of which Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) will carry. But if you want to purchase the…

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The Galaxy A42 could be Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone yet

Through most of 2020, Samsung has tried to make 5G-capable phones available at almost every price point. Its IFA keynote saw the company continue that strategy with…

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy Book Flex gets 5G and 11th-gen Intel CPUs

It’s only been a few months since Samsung released its Galaxy Book Flex 2-in-1, but it’s already updating the machine. It will release a model that includes…

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