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LightSquared to exit bankruptcy after nearly 3 years

LightSquared's bankruptcy odyssey is over. After spending nearly three years in bankruptcy protection, the wireless firm won approval for a new restructuring plan from a federal bankruptcy court judge and will get recapitalized. Critically, although Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen, LightSquared's largest creditor, will get paid in cash for his $1 billion debt claim in LightSquared, he will not be a part of the company's new capital structure.

Telefónica starts 'new journey' in Brazil after approval of GVT deal

Telefónica said it is beginning a 'new journey in the Brazilian market" after receiving approval from Brazil's antitrust authority, Cade, to acquire fixed-line operator Global Village Telecom (GVT) from Vivendi.

3Play Media aims to lower online video captioning barriers as accessibility advocates step up their game

As regulations around captioning of online content take hold--including, as of January 2016, video clips--online video providers increasingly are looking for solutions that make the captioning process easier and more affordable.

AT&T, T-Mobile others protest FCC proposals for next-gen 911

It seems as though everybody has something to say about the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing new rules to address failures that led to 911 outages, even bringing together some wireless carriers that usually are at odds with one another.

Sprint's Claure suggests bidding coalition with CCA members for 600 MHz spectrum

ATLANTA--Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure advocated for a coalition of smaller carriers that are members of Competitive Carriers Association to be able to jointly bid with Sprint in the 600 MHz incentive auction.

Bluetooth SIG says more real world tests needed on TLPS

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group backed up its previous assertions that terrestrial low power service interferes with Bluetooth with a series of more detailed reports filed with the FCC.

Comcast pushes back expected TWC deal closure to mid-2015

Delays, delays, nothing but delays... With the FCC once again suspending its regulatory review process, Comcast once more pushed back its expected close of its proposed $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable.

Tennessee files suit against FCC for overturning law on muni broadband networks

Tennessee has become the first state to pose a legal challenge to the FCC's move to overturn a state law that puts a limit on how far a municipal-run service provider can grow its network.

Ovum: Telefónica, Hutchison Whampoa face 'fraught' fight for UK deal clearance

Telefónica and Hutchison Whampoa Group face a "fraught" battle with competition authorities as they seek approval to merge their UK businesses, a leading Ovum analyst warned.

EC digital market VP slams member states' lack of ambition on telecoms rules

The European Commission's (EC) vice president for the Digital Single Market accused European Union member states of lacking ambition over their failure to establish a common telecoms market for the region.