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Ofcom slaps £1M fine on EE for poor handling of customer complaints

Ofcom on Friday imposed a fine of €1 million (€1.4 million/$1.5 million) on EE for misleading customers who made complaints about the company's mobile and fixed voice and data services.

Lebanon targets nationwide 4G coverage in 2 years

Lebanon's telecommunications minister, Boutros Harb, targeted country-wide 4G deployment in two years as part of a new five-year plan for the telecoms market unveiled this week.

SBA: Broadband choices should be preserved for small businesses

As the FCC moves forward with its review of special access rates that incumbent telcos charge to CLECs, the U.S. Small Business Administration has asked the regulator in a letter to consider the impact such transitions have on small businesses.

FCC pushes TracFone to start unlocking handsets as part of settlement

The FCC reached a settlement with América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, which will force TracFone to unlock its customers' handsets.

T-Mobile, AT&T each worried about bidding manipulation in 600 MHz auction

T-Mobile US likely has lost the fight over the size of the spectrum reserve in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. But the carrier is now proposing the FCC change a rule on when bidding for that reserve will kick in.Meanwhile, AT&T is concerned that carrier that bid on the reserved spectrum will manipulate bidding.

AT&T to extend 1 Gbps service to 11.7M locations following completion of DirecTV acquisition

AT&T may have asked for another extension to complete its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but when it ultimately does complete the deal it plans to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises service to 11.7 million customer locations.

NGMN Alliance, 5G PPP, 4G Americas separately move to build 'foundation' for 5G

A surprisingly wide range of companies, trade groups and technical associations this week announced plans to work on the building block of 5G networks, news that further underscores the wireless industry's interest in moving past LTE and into 5G.

GTL unveils new inmate calling rates, fees in Alabama

Global Tel Link has issued new rates and fees for inmate calling in Alabama that they say are in compliance with the state Public Service Commission's requirements, despite being exempt from making the changes due to a pending lawsuit.

LightSquared to GPS industry: Work with us on interference testing or stop complaining

LightSquared is serving notice to the GPS industry, its longtime nemesis: participate in new tests on interference between LightSquared's spectrum and GPS receivers or waive your right to complain, according to a lawyer representing LightSquared.

AT&T, competitors could benefit from Telmex's opening of its last mile network

Mexico telecom regulator Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones' (Ifetel) move to give competitors equal access to Telmex's last mile network to other providers could usher in a new era of competition from local providers and even AT&T, which is making a big push into the country via its pending DirecTV deal.