Tom Wheeler, the FCC's new chairman, wants to get the TDM to IP transition moving and has proposed that the regulator issue an order on the matter at its upcoming meeting in January, a move that AT&T applauded. The incumbent's own IP migration has been stymied by the Commission's slow pace on the matter.
Belgacom is seeking a new CEO after the Belgian government, which owns 53.5 per cent of the operator, sacked Didier Bellens from the post because of his repeated criticism of the authorities.
Each year, FierceWireless ranks the top 25 most powerful people in wireless. This year for the first time, a handful of wireline industry leaders have been included.
The chorus calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Aereo's legality grew louder last week, with the NFL and Major League Baseball among the highest-profile voices joining in.
The Czech Republic successfully concluded its second attempt to auction off spectrum for the construction of LTE networks, but the market will see no new entrants after both new applicants Revolution Mobile and Sazka Telecommunications decided against competing with the existing three players.
TDS Telecom is moving forward with four broadband stimulus projects that will extend service to customers in parts of Georgia and Wisconsin.
The European Commission and European Aviation Safety Agency take steps to make it easier for consumers to use their connected mobile devices from gate to gate on airplanes.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has been on the job for barely two weeks, but Sprint, T-Mobile US, Dish Network and other smaller carriers are already lobbying him to ensure rules that let them get access to 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum in the forthcoming incentive auctions.
Bosses of the UKs four mobile network operators were summoned to meet Prime Minister David Cameron this week as the UK coalition government attempts to prove it is making efforts to bring down the cost of living amid soaring energy prices.
The Department of Justice's proposed settlement allowing American Airlines and US Airways to merge has sparked speculation that the Obama administration might allow a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US before the next president takes office. However, there are formidable barriers to such a deal, including the administration's own wireless priorities.