The newspaper also reported that the Justice Department has demanded information from GSMA, a mobile communications industry group.
Apple and other equipment makers have complained to the Justice Department about wireless carrier practices related to eSIM technology, two sources familiar with the matter said.
eSIMs are at the heart of Microsoft's Always-Connected PC initiative, and Windows 10 Redstone 4 is set to make it easy to buy data plans from carriers simply by downloading an app from the Microsoft Store, similar to how one can buy a WIFI data plan. Since Verizon and AT&T are the two largest wireless operators in the states, supporting eSIM technology could cause the pair to lose a number of subscribers.
The Department of Justice and the GSMA, the telecommunications standard setting group, declined to comment on news of the investigation.
The investigation highlights a push by the Justice Department's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, to crack down on the opaque world of intellectual property, or I.P., standards. Verizon has denied any wrongdoing.
Castro's Exit Won't Change Much For Cuba
He succeeded his older brother, Fidel Castro, as president in 2006 after the elder Castro stepped aside due to illness. The government has nominated First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel as the sole candidate for president.
The accusations regarding this issue are much ado about nothing.
The investigation comes as the Justice Department is suing AT&T to block its $85 billion merger with Time Warner. Delrahim has said the deal will hurt competition and lead to higher prices for cable customers. Those on the Google carrier do not receive a SIM card when ordering the phone, with service activated and connected during the initial setup process.
Observers of the trial say AT&T appears to have an advantage after exposing weaknesses in the government's pricing power claims.
The person also said the Justice Department previously examined this matter in 2016, but ended up dropping the investigation.
MacRumors covered Apple Watch 3 with LTE and eSIM cards having problems with AT&T going back to last September. This would make it impossible for customers to switch carriers and runs counter to the goal of eSIM. Verizon further argues that locking down phones is to prevent theft and fraud.
"There is a constant problem with industry standards-setting organizations that on the one hand allow the industry to come together for the goal of efficiency but can be very anti-competitive and operate in secrecy", Feld said.
Mexico and it's internationally famous stadium, Estadio Azteca, will see two of last year's playoff teams facing off. The 2018 NFL schedule will be released on NFL Network and NFL.com Thursday, April 19 at 5:00 PM PT.
With AP Photos.Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful for Game 3 of Philadelphia's Eastern Conference playoff series at Miami . Whatever the outcome of the above, Thursday night's Game 3 figures to be a turning pivotal turning point in the series .
Finally it's worth noting that, while the Moto G6 isn't officially water resistant, it has been treated with a P2i nano-coating. They're known for offering some of the best budget phones on the market, and here's everything to know about the 2018 Moto G6 .
Consumer intelligence research has shown that Amazon Prime members shop on the site almost twice as often as non-prime members. As for sales of some of Amazon's other heavily promoted products and services, Bezos remained typically vague.
A woman said, "She has so many people doing things for her baby on a daily basis, Stormi probably won't even know she's gone". The 20-year-old new mom was hit with some parenting heat when she shared a photo with her Lamborghini on Wednesday.
OPEC's Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee will recommend to OPEC whether the deal should be extended into 2019. OPEC and non-OPEC oil ministers will meet in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today to discuss their oil production cut deal.
Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are on top of the world right now, aided by the recent mobile releases of both. Earlier this week we heard that Activision's Call of Duty Black Ops 4 may have a Battle Royale mode , now it's the turn of EA.
Khloe is a romantic through and through. " Khloe's chosen to forgive him [Tristan] and she expects everyone else to move on too". Ideally, this would be a time of excitement for the arrival of a new baby , but sadly this is not the case.
The Purple Rain singer died at his estate in April 2016 at the age of 57 after consuming a lethal dose of painkillers. Schulenberg and asked if he could provide Prince with some pain medication as his hip was causing him pain.
With the possibility of new flagships out of the way, the EEC model numbers may correspond to new iPhone SE devices. According to KGI, the new dual-SIM iPhone would create another price segment for the iPhone.
Pawan Kalyan huddles up with legal team at film chamber
With what proofs in hand, Janasena president Pawan Kalyan has openly accused TV9 and ABN owners of conspiring against him. The star slammed the media which has allegedly been using Sri Reddy's rant against him to boost their TRPs.
Nokia launches R3,999 Nokia 6 in South Africa
Nokia 7 Plus will be available at a recommended best price of Rs. 25,999 and comes in Black/Copper and White/Copper colours. Nokia 8 Sirocco customers on Airtel will also get an extended free subscription to the Airtel TV app till 31 December 2018.
Israel 'Struck Advanced Iranian Air-defense System' in Syria
Hezbollah would certainly retaliate on behalf of Iran, and the Iranians would certainly fire a missile barrage at Israel as well. On the contrary, Iran may already be laying the groundwork for a permanent presence on its Syrian client's territory.
Play-offs: James inspires Cavs to level series
Korver scored 12 points and Smith had a huge late-game layup after he stole the ball from Oladipo at midcourt. Hell, you have to go all the way back to the 2010 NBA Finals to find one that LeBron wasn't in.
Marshfield Younkers to close
Bon-Ton operates stores under a variety of names including Boston Store, Elder-Beerman, Carson's, Younkers and Herberger's. Going-out-of-business sales will start Friday at all Bon-Ton stores, two days after a U.S.
Giants Are Cutting WR Brandon Marshall After One Season
He was hurt against the Los Angeles Chargers in early October and had season-ending surgery to stabilize his ankle. Marshall signed a two-year deal with the Giants last offseason after the Jets cut him during their roster purge .