Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
telecommunications
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$13,659,897,355
Number of Records: 
1,112
Note: 
The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
ZTE$2,592,360,0644
Verizon Communications$2,346,859,034205
T-Mobile US$1,332,278,45887
AT&T$1,091,382,309292
Ericsson$1,062,141,0838
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC$850,000,0002
Telia Company AB$731,603,9722
Adelphia Communications$715,475,25812
DISH Network$518,820,15830
Lumen Technologies$487,920,38498


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. ZTE export control violation 2018 BIS $1,400,000,000
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC Mobile TeleSystems PJSC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2019 DOJ_CRIMINAL $750,000,000
Adelphia Communications Corporation Adelphia Communications accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 DOJ_CRIMINAL $715,000,000
Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. ZTE export control violation 2017 BIS $661,000,000
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $614,300,000
Ericsson Ericsson Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2019 SEC $539,000,000
Ericsson Ericsson Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2019 DOJ_CRIMINAL $520,000,000
WorldCom Inc. Verizon Communications accounting fraud or deficiencies 2003 SEC $500,000,000
Telia Company AB Telia Company AB Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 SEC $457,000,000
ZTE Corporation ZTE export control violation 2017 DOJ_NATSEC $430,488,798
Sprint T-Mobile US tax violations 2018 NY-AG $330,000,000
MCI Verizon Communications tax violations 2005 MULTI-AG $315,000,000
Dish Network DISH Network consumer protection violation 2017 FTC $280,000,000
Telia Company AB Telia Company AB Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 DOJ_CRIMINAL $274,603,972
Qwest Communications International Inc. Lumen Technologies accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 SEC $250,000,000
VimpelCom Limited VEON Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2016 DOJ_CRIMINAL $230,000,000
Dish Network DISH Network privacy violation 2020 MULTI-AG (*) $210,000,000
T-Mobile T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2020 FCC $200,000,000
Charter Communications, Inc. Charter Communications consumer protection violation 2018 NY-AG $174,200,000
VimpelCom Ltd. VEON Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2016 SEC $167,500,000
Frontier Communications Frontier Communications telecommunications violation 2015 WV-AG $160,000,000
Lucent Technologies, Inc. and Avaya, Inc. Nokia labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $130,000,000
Dish Network DISH Network privacy violation 2020 DOJ_CIVIL $126,000,000
AT&T Mobility AT&T telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $105,000,000
Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE) ZTE export control violation 2017 OFAC $100,871,266
AT&T Mobility LLC AT&T telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $100,000,000
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC Mobile TeleSystems PJSC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2019 SEC $100,000,000
MCI Verizon Communications tax violations 2005 MS-AG $100,000,000
Bellsouth Corporation AT&T benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $93,675,000
Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon Communications False Claims Act and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $93,525,410
Alcatel-Lucent S.A. Nokia Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $92,000,000
T-Mobile USA Inc. T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2020 FCC $91,630,000
T-Mobile T-Mobile US consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $90,000,000
Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $90,000,000
T-Mobile USA Inc. T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $90,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLC AT&T consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $80,000,000
Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2010 FCC $77,800,000
Altice Altice utility service violation 2021 NY-PSC $71,940,000
Verizon Verizon Communications consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $70,000,000
Lucent Technologies Nokia benefit plan administrator violation 2004 private lawsuit-federal $69,000,000
Frontier Communications Frontier Communications consumer protection violation 2022 CA-MULTI (*) $69,000,000
Frontier Communications Frontier Communications consumer protection violation 2022 FTC $69,000,000
Sprint Corp. T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $68,000,000
Magyar Telekom PLC and Deutsche Telekom AG Deutsche Telekom Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 DOJ_CRIMINAL $63,900,000
AT&T Mobility, LLC AT&T consumer protection violation 2019 FTC $60,000,000
AT&T Inc. AT&T telecommunications violation 2020 FCC $57,265,625
Sprint T-Mobile US employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-federal $57,000,000
AT&T AT&T environmental violation 2014 CA-AG $51,800,000
Total Call Mobile KDDI telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $51,070,322
Sprint T-Mobile US consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $50,000,000
Vivendi Universal, S.A. Comcast accounting fraud or deficiencies 2003 SEC $50,000,000
Verizon Communications, Inc. Verizon Communications employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $48,900,000
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2020 FCC $48,318,750
T-Mobile T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $48,000,000
Worldcom, Inc. Verizon Communications benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $47,150,000
Alcatel-Lucent S.A. Nokia Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $45,000,000
Assurance Wireless USA, (F/K/A Virgin Mobile USA, wholly owned by Sprint) (U-4327-C) T-Mobile US consumer protection violation 2021 CA-PUC $41,686,931
TracFone Verizon Communications consumer protection violation 2015 FTC $40,000,000
T-Mobile USA Inc. T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2018 FCC $40,000,000
Lucent Technologies, Inc. Nokia benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $36,000,000
Nortel Networks Corporation Nortel Networks accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $35,000,000
Pacific Bell and Pacific Telesis AT&T wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-federal $35,000,000
Comcast Comcast consumer protection violation 2015 CA-PUC (*) $33,400,000
Qwest Communications Lumen Technologies benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $33,000,000
Comcast Comcast privacy violation 2015 CA-AG $33,000,000
Magyar Telekom Plc Deutsche Telekom Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 SEC $31,200,000
Total Call Mobile KDDI telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $30,000,000
Total Call Mobile LLC KDDI telecommunications violation 2016 USAO $30,000,000
AT&T Corporation AT&T benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $29,000,000
WorldCom, Inc. Verizon Communications False Claims Act and related 2004 DOJ_CIVIL $27,670,000
Bell Atlantic-New York Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2000 FCC $27,000,000
SBC Communications AT&T consumer protection violation 2002 CA-PUC $27,000,000
Comcast Cable Communications LLC Comcast environmental violation 2015 CA-AG $25,950,000
Qwest Communications Lumen Technologies utility administrative violation 2005 MN-PUC $25,900,000
Pacific Bell AT&T consumer protection violation 2001 CA-PUC $25,550,000
Motorola Inc. Motorola Solutions accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $25,000,000
Lucent Technologies Inc. Nokia accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 SEC $25,000,000
AT&T Services Inc. AT&T telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $25,000,000
Verizon New Jersey Inc and Verizon Services Corp. Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $25,000,000
Sprint Corporation T-Mobile US benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $25,000,000
AT&T AT&T environmental violation 2006 CA-AG $25,000,000
Frontier Communications Frontier Communications consumer protection violation 2018 NY-AG $25,000,000
Hughes Electronics Corporation AT&T export control violation 2003 DDTC $24,000,000
Purple Communications, Inc ZVRS telecommunications violation 2010 FCC $22,000,000
Sprint T-Mobile US consumer protection violation 2010 MULTI-AG $22,000,000
Nortel Networks Nortel Networks benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $21,500,000
Qwest Communications Lumen Technologies utility administrative violation 2004 AZ-CC $20,700,000
Qwest/LCI Lumen Technologies consumer protection violation 2002 CA-PUC $20,340,000
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $20,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLC AT&T telecommunications violation 2014 MULTI-AG (*) $20,000,000
T-Mobile USA, Inc. T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2021 FCC $19,500,000
Universal Pictures Comcast privacy violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $19,225,515
Qwest Lumen Technologies accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 AK-AG $19,000,000
AT&T AT&T wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $18,920,325
Time Warner Cable LLC Charter Communications consumer protection violation 2020 CA-MULTI $18,800,000
AT&T AT&T telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $18,250,000
Charter Communications Charter Communications wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $18,000,000
T-Mobile T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2014 MULTI-AG (*) $18,000,000
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications telecommunications violation 2017 FCC $17,680,000
T-Mobile T-Mobile US telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $17,500,000
AT&T Services AT&T wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $17,000,000
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