Sprint loses latest court fight over WiMAX shutdown; NAB hires former FCC staffer for spectrum policy post

More wireless news from across the Web:

> A Massachusetts state court rejected the Sprint's request for a temporary suspension to the preliminary injunction it granted last week that stopped Sprint from shutting down parts of its mobile WiMAX network. Release

> Alibaba said on Wednesday the value of merchandise it has sold so far during the Singles' Day, China's version of Cyber Monday, had surpassed last year's total of $9.3 billion. Reuters article

> Google officially launched its new offline feature for its Maps app. Post

> ARM announced the Cortex A35 CPU, a new processor for mass-market smartphones and embedded devices. PhoneScoop article

> The National Association of Broadcasters named Alison Neplokh, who spent more than a decade at the FCC, as its vice president of spectrum policy. Broadcasting & Cable article

Installer News

> CommScope said that its recently completed acquisition of TE Connectivity's Broadband Network Services (BNS) assets will help it expand, particularly in the fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) segment. Article

> As it continues to migrate its business from pay-TV to focus on residential and commercial high-speed data, Cable One is also working to make another important change: It's working hard to keep installers out of customer homes. Article

Online Video News

> Numerous companies are staking their claims in the OTT video market segment, and doing so as quickly as possible. Because it's still anybody's game out there. Editor's Corner

> Netflix is continuing to plumb different content genres as it expands its library of originals, announcing that its next series to premiere will be a documentary about a high-stakes criminal case. Article

European Wireless News

> SFR was ordered to open access to its masts to rival French mobile operator Free Mobile without delay by regulator Arcep, in a move that could set a precedent for all of the nation's mobile operators. Article

> Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao hailed the group's performance in the six months to end-September as an "important turning point" after it returned to organic service revenue and EBITDA growth. Article

Cable News

> Cable One CEO Thomas Might worked to defend his MSO's decision to focus its attention away from obtaining video customers and instead on adding residential and commercial high-speed Internet users. Article

> Note to executives for media companies about to engage Dish Network in carriage negotiations: When listening to Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen, brace yourself. Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman and his team are probably well aware of this as they get set to hunker down with Dish on a new wide-reaching carriage agreement. Article

Telecom News

> As Frontier Communications nears the completion of its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider has pledged to keep pricing consistent with what customers in those markets are currently paying. Article

> Sales of equipment used to transport mobile traffic may have plateaued somewhat as LTE deployments near completion, but the need for backhaul isn't going away anytime soon -- and sales will likely climb back onto a growth track, reaching $45 billion worldwide by 2019. Article

And finally… Reviews are in for the iPad Pro. Article

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