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Arcep permits Orange and SFR to refarm 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G

French telecoms regulator Arcep authorised SFR and Orange to refarm frequencies in the 1800 MHz frequency band for use with 4G services with effect from May 25, 2016.

NCTA responds to Senators' set-top complaints, says consumers already have plenty of choice

The NCTA responded aggressively to comments made by two Democratic senators today, refuting their assertion that pay-TV consumers are paying too much for video set-top boxes and that more competition is needed in the set-top market.  

Boingo scores Deutsche Telekom roaming agreement

Boingo Wireless inked a global roaming agreement with Deutsche Telekom that will give DT's business customers access to Boingo's more than 1 million hotspots in more than 50 countries.

Qualcomm, NCTA continue to battle over FCC regulation of LTE-U, LAA

Representatives from Qualcomm and T-Mobile US argued this week that the FCC should not step in to regulate LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and related technologies. Meanwhile, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, speaking for many cable companies that have their own Wi-Fi networks, hit back hard against Qualcomm.

Verizon, CenturyLink don't want interim special-access pricing for commercial Ethernet

Verizon and CenturyLink may be in support of giving their CLEC wholesale customers fair pricing as they transition from legacy TDM to IP-based services, but any rules should only be applied to DS1 and DS3 special access services, they say.

Wheeler: net neutrality rules are not chilling telco network investment

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler maintains that the new net neutrality rules are not causing traditional telcos or cable operators to put a hold on new network investments.

Apple, Amazon and other big online video distributors tell FCC not to regulate them as MVPDs

A group of large technology companies including Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are asking the FCC not to move forward with plans to regulate online video operators as MVPDs.

NCTA to FCC: Qualcomm has failed to prove LTE-U, LAA won't interfere with cable Wi-Fi

The NCTA has filed another ex parte letter with the FCC, claiming that Qualcomm has done nothing to prove the LTE-U and LAA technologies it is backing will not interfere with cable Wi-Fi.

Women in Wireline 2015: U.S. leaders shaping telecom services, innovation, and policy

Welcome to our sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, where  FierceTelecom 's editors recognize important women executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.

AT&T pushes back on FCC's $100M throttling fine

AT&T has called a proposed $100 million fine levied against it by the FCC for alleged throttling "unprecedented and indefensible."