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