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Professional sports leagues concerned about white space spectrum

As expected, more groups are coming forward to voice their concern over unlicensed white space spectrum. The National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Association for Stock Car

ALSO NOTED: Verizon's Petri retires; BigBand cuts 25 jobs; and much more...

> Daniel Petri, group president-International, at Verizon will retire Aug. 1 after 37 years with the telco. Report > Video

White-space broadband gets more and more complicated

Google, Microsoft and other companies advocating the use of unlicensed white-space spectrum for wireless broadband had to have believed earlier this year that the FCC was going to rubber-stamp the

Hospitals worry about white space interference

Hospital technology groups and vendors in the sector are urging the FCC to be careful on how it approaches the white-space spectrum issue because opening up some of those channels could lead to

Hospital techies worry about white spaces

Hospital technology groups and vendors in the sector are urging the FCC to be careful on how it approaches the white space spectrum issue because opening up some of those spectrum channels could lead

SPOTLIGHT: Copper's shiny allure

The rising value of copper--it's gone up $1 a pound to about $3 in recent months--has created an expanding headache for telcos and police agencies: wire thieves. A quick Google search for "telephone

Timeline- Sprint's Ill-fated Pivot

Sprint's Pivot has had a long history of troubles. Below is a timeline of this ill-fated joint venture between the cable companies and a wireless carrier:

NextWave to sell spectrum holdings in the U.S.

NextWave has enlisted the help of Deutsche Bank and UBS to assist in the sale of its U.S. spectrum holdings, which include licenses and lease rights for a total of 4.7 billion MHz/pops of spectrum

Sony Ericsson ships 22.3M phones in 1Q

A slowing economy and rising component costs didn't stop handset maker Sony Ericsson from reporting a 2 percent increase in handset shipments. The firm said in first quarter 2008 it shipped 22.3

Cable companies exit Pivot JV with Sprint

Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications have ended their joint venture, branded Pivot, with beleaguered mobile carrier Sprint Nextel. Current Pivot subscribers will have the option of