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COMPTEL, Level 3, tw telecom say FCC should not approve AT&T's IP experiments

COMPTEL and a group of competitive service providers, including Level 3 and tw telecom, have asked the FCC to not approve AT&T's proposed  TDM-to-IP trials  in Alabama and Florida until the telco makes a number of "significant modifications" to its plan.

Analysts: Sprint/T-Mobile must merge or one will fail

According to a new, detailed analysis from New Street Research, Sprint and T-Mobile US need to merge in order to effectively compete against AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, because one of the companies will ultimately fail if they are not able to merge. However, New Street Research said that, if Sprint and T-Mobile attempted a merger today, regulators at the FCC and Department of Justice would move to prevent the transaction.

TeliaSonera appoints Christian Luiga as CFO

TeliaSonera said on Friday it has appointed Christian Luiga as its new chief financial officer, a role that Luiga has fulfilled in an acting position since November 2013.

Saudi regulator to re-tender Zain MVNO licence

The process to license three new mobile virtual network operators in Saudi Arabia has encountered an unexpected delay after the Saudi regulator this week announced a new tender for Zain Saudi's network.

France to review Numericable-SFR deal, pursue more mergers at home and in Europe

The proposed €17 billion ($23 billion) deal to merge Numericable with SFR to create a new fixed and mobile powerhouse in France will come under the regulatory scrutiny of France rather than the European Commission. At the same time, the French government said it will continue to pursue consolidation in the telecoms sector and has asked Orange to seek alliances in Europe.

Aereo preps Google Chromecast app for May 29 launch date

Aereo, the cloud antenna and DVR provider that has been the bane of broadcasters, will be available on Google's Chromecast streaming device beginning May 29. Subscribers in Aereo's active markets will be able to download its app in the Google Play store.

European court slams EC data retention rules, as UK commissioner questions use of interception rules

Europe's top court has ruled that data retention laws breach European Union privacy rules, on the day the UK's communication interception commissioner said the number of requests to monitor individuals' communications appears to be too high.

Rumour Mill: SoftBank eyes Vodafone as part of wider European M&A probe

SoftBank is reportedly turning its sights on a possible bid for Vodafone in the face of growing opposition by U.S. regulators to the Japan-based company's desire to merge Sprint with T-Mobile US.

4K is everywhere at NAB, and it's about to hit the consumer market--ready or not

LAS VEGAS--While FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was  exhorting traditional broadcasters  to take a fresh look at over-the-top content delivery at a Tuesday keynote here, visitors to the National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show were getting an eyeful and an earful of solutions for just that (or close to it). IP video is top of mind at the show, and it's beginning to change the way broadcasters and distributors do business.

Wooing TV broadcasters is FCC's next big job for 600 MHz incentive auction

The FCC is poised to release in May its rules for the incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. However, that will just be the beginning of the FCC's work: After releasing the rules, the agency will need to convince TV broadcasters to participate in the auction by first relinquishing their spectrum.