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T-Mobile to pay $90M to settle FCC probe into unauthorized third-party charges

T-Mobile US agreed to pay at least $90 million to resolve an FCC investigation into allegations that the company billed customers for millions of dollars' worth of unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services.

Verizon says net neutrality should not touch interconnection arrangements

Verizon sent a letter to the FCC this week saying the government can't regulate the interconnection deals the company strikes with third-party content providers like Netflix.

Analysts: Bidding in NYC, LA and Chicago in AWS-3 auction is 94% above average prices

A new report from Wells Fargo analysts highlights just how important major U.S. metro markets are for wireless carriers. The report shows that AWS-3 spectrum license prices for the top three U.S. markets are 94 percent above the average prices in the auction.

Fixed-mobile convergence overtakes Europe

Mobile operators such as Vodafone, Telekom Austria and Orange have been buying up or eyeing up cable and fixed network assets in markets across Europe as they seek to bolster their existing mobile businesses to better compete in individual markets--especially where incumbent operators such as Belgacom or Telefónica's Movistar already offer strong multi-play propositions.

FCC report fails to find U.S. wireless industry competitive, highlights consolidation

The FCC did not conclude that the U.S. wireless industry is "effectively competitive" and in a new report declared that the market remains highly concentrated among the four Tier 1 carriers. In its 17th "Mobile Wireless Competition Report," the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau notes that consolidation is continuing.

Time Warner Cable contends Lincoln, Neb., franchise deal gives Windstream preferential treatment

Windstream's proposed buildout of its new Kinetic IPTV service in Lincoln, Neb., is facing protest from local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable, which says the telco is getting a better franchise deal.

EE buys Mainline in business customer focus

EE, currently the subject of a £12.5 billion (€15.7 billion/$19.6 billion) bid by BT, has made an acquisition of its own by snapping up shares it did not already own in communications distributor Mainline Communications.

BASE quits Belgian fixed market as Mobistar plans to wade back in

BASE Belgium plans to stop marketing fixed services on the Belgian market at the end of June 2015 because it believes it is no longer economically feasible to continue with the service.

Iliad's Xavier Niel snaps up Orange Switzerland for €2.3B

NJJ Capital, the private holding company of France-based Iliad founder Xavier Niel, agreed to buy Orange Switzerland from funds advised by Apax Partners for CHF2.8 billion (€2.3 billion/$2.9 billion).

Google Fiber puts 1-Gig network expansion decision on hold

Google Fiber has delayed an announcement about where it will extend its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) data and video services until "early next year," according to various reports.