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Orange gets regulatory clearance to put VDSL2 over all its copper lines

Orange has gotten regulatory clearance from the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep) and its independent Committee of Experts to implement VDSL2 over all of its existing copper lines that are connected to its remote terminal (RT) cabinets.

FCC passes online clip captioning requirement

In a unanimous vote, the FCC approved new rules that require online video clips to be captioned. The measure extends a 2012 captioning requirement that applied to long-form videos posted online, such as television shows and movies.

Report: Telefónica in talks to sell Telecom Italia stake

Telefónica is in talks on the sale of its stake in Telecom Italia in an effort to relieve regulatory pressure in Brazil, local newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Friday.

Privacy campaigners launch legal challenge to UK communications laws

Privacy groups will on Monday begin a legal challenge against mass surveillance of communications by the UK government, just days after plans to fast-track new security powers through parliament were announced.

Portugal Telecom-Oi merger now at risk, say analysts

A planned merger between Portugal Telecom and Oi to form a new company called CorpCo is now wreathed in uncertainty in the view of some analysts, and will most likely need to be renegotiated in order to have the best chance of success.

FCC data shows 9 out 10 911 calls from cell phones in D.C. did not have accurate location info

New FCC data shows that around nine out of ten wireless 911 calls made in Washington, D.C., in the first half of 2013 were delivered without the most precise location information needed for dispatchers and first responders to find callers.

AT&T: T-Mobile's petition would 'eviscerate' FCC's data roaming rules

AT&T Mobility fired back at T-Mobile in the companies' ongoing debate over the FCC's data roaming rules. AT&T argues that T-Mobile's recent data roaming petition "would effectively eviscerate that FCC decision and run afoul of the D.C. Circuit case which upheld it," in the words of one AT&T executive.

FCC approves $2B E-Rate changes aimed at improving broadband and Wi-Fi for schools, libraries

The FCC voted to move forward on a proposal that is intended to modernize the subsidy program that supports Internet access for public schools and libraries, commonly known as E-Rate. The changes will drive $2 billion toward the effort, including funding for Wi-Fi in schools. The agency also established a budget for rural broadband experiments.

Verizon says it's working with Netflix to improve streaming quality

Verizon has taken the offensive--sort of--in sorting out complaints that its network is responsible for network congestion that impacts the quality of experience for its FiOS customers viewing Netflix.

Mexican legislators push through telecom overhaul

Mexican telecom reform legislation is now on the desk of President Enrique Pena Nieto after the lower house of Congress voted to approve sweeping new laws intended to break up the monopolies controlling the country's telco and broadcast businesses and open those markets to outside competition.