Frontier Communications' proposed deal to acquire AT&T's Connecticut wireline operations is facing its first protest from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, which says the service provider has not provided enough information to the FCC to review it.
Now that the FCC has set a band plan for the auction of AWS-3 spectrum this fall, a complex bit of game theory is underway to see which spectrum blocks Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US will bid for.
TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project near Au Train and Chatham in Michigan, bringing service to nearly 1,300 homes thanks to an $8.6 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant.
Telecom Egypt will pay a hefty fee for a new unified operating license in the country, under plans revealed by telecoms minister Atef Helmy.
Leading industry bodies say this week's European parliamentary vote on the latest version of the telecoms single market package is a "step in the wrong direction", claiming that the move "risks derailing the original objectives of the Connected Continent Regulation".
Windstream wrote in a filing with the FCC that AT&T's current proposed plan to conduct TDM-to-IP transition trials in Alabama and Florida does not take into consideration a number of the regulator's wholesale service rules.
A Berenberg Bank analyst turned up the pressure on Tele2 CEO Mats Granryd to sell the company's Norwegian business, saying the operator could net up to 3 billion Swedish kronor (€334 million/$458 million) more than the unit is believed to be worth by analysts.
AT&T Mobility again blasted proposals by T-Mobile US to restrict bidding in next year's incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast spectrum, arguing that they will doom the auction to failure.
Out of all the telcos that applied for the USDA's Rural Utilities Service grants as part of the ARRA broadband stimulus funding program in 2009 and 2010, TDS Telecom was the most aggressive. In which communities is it allocating those funds? Find out in this report.
It's no secret that over-the-top messaging providers like Viber, WhatsApp and Line are commanding an increasing share of mobile users' messaging traffic--a lead that has cut into operators' SMS revenues. Further, OTT players are rushing to expand their offerings to include movies, books and, in some cases, voice calling services. In response, European wireless operators are in the midst of finding ways to partner with OTT messaging providers in order to find some common ground.