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T-Mobile's hunt for 700 MHz A-Block spectrum yields deal with I-700

At least one of the deals T-Mobile US recently engaged in to get more 700 MHz A Block spectrum was with I-700 A Block LLC for two spectrum licenses in the Midwest, according to an FCC filing.

Sprint, T-Mobile could be barred from joint bidding in 600 MHz under FCC proposal

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating a proposal that would bar Sprint and T-Mobile US from creating a joint venture to bid for spectrum in next year's planned incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum.

Carriers tell FCC OTT players should be responsible for their own text-to-911 implementations

Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US think that over-the-top messaging application providers should be solely responsible for complying with any requirements the FCC places on the apps to support text-to-911 procedures. Not surprisingly, they argued that wireless carriers should not be involved in ensuring OTT compliance.

FCC's Wheeler calls Verizon's LTE 'network optimization' policy 'disturbing'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead he is "deeply troubled" by the carrier's decision to start slowing down the speeds of some customers who still have legacy unlimited data plans and who cross into the top 5 percent of heavy data users on Verizon's LTE network when they are on high-traffic cell sites.

Wheeler letter to Marcus urges TWC to clean up its SportsNet LA mess

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has sent a letter to Time Warner Cable chief executive Rob Marcus, demanding he do something--soon--to end a carriage dispute that has blacked out Dodgers baseball games in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market this season.

Cambium quickly jumps on 5150-5250 MHz bandwagon

Cambium Networks announced products designed to operate in the 5150-5250 MHz frequencies that the FCC recently opened for fixed outdoor wireless use.

Neustar fights to keep number portability contract away from Ericsson's Telcordia

Neustar, the telecommunications data service provider, is strongly protesting a recommendation that Ericsson's Telcordia unit be named as the winner of a major telephone-numbers management contract. The contract, which Neustar has had with the U.S. government since 1997, makes up nearly half of Neustar's revenue.

TWC's Marcus: Busy FCC may be delayed in finishing Comcast purchase approval

With the FCC oversubscribed to various other corporate mergers, not to mention reimagining its net neutrality rules, it could very well be delayed in reviewing Comcast's proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, TWC CEO Rob Marcus said.

Verizon blasts Find Me 911 Coalition report on 911 location data

Verizon Wireless hit back hard against the Find Me 911 Coalition, arguing to the FCC that the group was spreading "misleading" information about how often Verizon provides the most precise location information needed for dispatchers and first responders to find callers. Verizon told the FCC that it "does not take lightly such allegations and undertook an internal review of its own performance data in response to the claims."

Frontier gets FCC approval to proceed with AT&T Connecticut wireline network acquisition

Frontier has gained the FCC's approval of its pending acquisition of AT&T's local wireline network in Connecticut, clearing one of its largest regulatory hurdles to complete the $2 billion deal.