Sprint told the FCC that its rebanding efforts in the 800 MHz band are nearing completion, according to a filing the carrier made with the commission. The declaration comes nearly a decade after the FCC ordered the rebanding of the 800 MHz band to alleviate interference to public-safety licensees in 800 MHz band caused by commercial cellular licensees.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.