Ericsson CEO joins UN board; NYU Wireless researchers look into mmWave safety

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> Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has been named to the board of the United Nations Foundation. Release

> Researchers at NYU Wireless are calling for temperature changes in the tissues of the body to be used as a safety metric for mobile devices operating at mmWave frequencies, rather than power density, now the standard. Release

> The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied the National Association of Broadcasters' challenge to the FCC's incentive auction framework, removing a roadblock to the auction taking place in the first quarter of 2016. Article

> Twitter CEO Dick Costelo is stepping down from his position July 1. Jack Dorsey will be interim CEO. Article

> Oculus gave a first look at its Rift consumer virtual reality headset that will ship with a wireless Xbox One controller. Article

> MVNO ROK Mobile re-launched its service in the U.S. and said it's available to anyone. Previously the MVNO requested that subscribers be invited to join. Article

European Wireless News

> UK regulator Ofcom's new CEO said that wireless operators must provide better customer service to their customers in the future. Article

> Swisscom said it is the first operator in Switzerland to launch voice over LTE (VoLTE) and that it will add a Wi-Fi calling feature during the summer months. Article

> GSMA Director General Anne Bouverot said it is vital the European Commission (EC) allows EU member states to use UHF band frequencies for both mobile broadband and broadcast functions. Article

Telecom News

> Service provider interest in network functions virtualization (NFV) continues to ramp as AT&T, CenturyLink and other large carriers look to virtualize their networks. Article

> The FCC's net neutrality rules will go into effect today. The rules ban blocking, throttling and prevent companies from paying to get access to fast lanes to deliver content. Article

Cable News

> Mediacom has reached an agreement with Granite Broadcasting on a new retransmission licensing contract, ending a blackout of three Midwestern NBC affiliates. Article

> Attorneys representing the interests of Houston pro sports teams the Astros and Rockets have filed suit against Comcast seeking to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars in investments in CSN Houston. Article

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