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National Institutes of Health study finds link between mobile phones and cancer

A $25 million study by federal scientists uncovered a link between cellphones and cancer in rats, reigniting a longstanding debate over the health effects of the use of mobile devices.

Wells Fargo analysts: Don't forget the wildcard that is FirstNet

Analysts at Well Fargo Securities are reminding investors that the winner of the FirstNet contract will get access to 20 MHz of nationwide 700 MHz spectrum in the upper D block – representing one of the last ways for carriers to get access to new spectrum outside the secondary market.

CenturyLink argues for longer reporting period on simplex events

CenturyLink is concerned that the FCC's new two-day reporting period requirement for simplex events on its next-gen services like VoIP and other advanced services is too short.

TWC and Cox battle major Northeast service outages

Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications battled major service outages in the New York City area and other parts of the Northeast, the result of two fiber cuts to Level 3's network.

RF signals tackle drone hazards

SkySafe is offering a way to avoid drone collisions with planes by using radio frequency signals to wirelessly bring drones to the ground when they're flying in areas they shouldn't be.

Deutsche Telekom healthcare MD issues e-Health rallying call

Deutsche Telekom's MD for healthcare solutions said Germany's health industry is not keeping pace with growing sales of fitness trackers or the expanding capabilities of smartphones, and that hospitals must not be put off digitising services by a rash of recent cyber attacks.

FirstNet extends deadline for proposals to May 31

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) extended the deadline for bidders making proposals from May 13 to May 31, but it still expects to award a contract by Nov. 1.

FirstNet updates its VNS network vision

FirstNet says its vision for the Vehicle Network System (VNS), previously known as an MCU, involves a new product concept meant to address the communication needs of remote first responders immediately when they respond to incidents that are outside of terrestrial coverage, or if traditional coverage has become unavailable due to a natural or man-made disaster.

TWC techs threatened at gunpoint in Texas

The job of residential cable installer isn't without risks, as two Time Warner Cable technicians recently found out in Austin, Texas.

FirstNet outlines its device approval process

Mobile carriers routinely conduct mobile device approval processes to verify that a device meets certain technical specifications and works well with their networks, so it makes sense that the nation's first Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) would do so as well.