Qualcomm Effort to Preserve Monopoly Jeopardizes Consumer Broadband Benefits

One particular issue that threatens to delay consumers’ access to 5G is a patent dispute between Qualcomm, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cellular chips, and Apple. Qualcomm claims that some functions of Apple’s smartphones equipped with Intel chips infringe on its patents and has asked the International Trade Commission (ITC) to ban imports of all iPhone 7 smartphones that don’t have Qualcomm’s chips.

But, as our op-ed explains, Qualcomm has a history of dubious behavior and significant questions have been raised about the legitimacy of its claims.

To read this op-ed, visit the Daily Caller.

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