Broadcasters again sued Aereo, the online video company selling monthly subscriptions for online access to remote antennas and DVRs that record local TV-station signals. The most recent federal copyright lawsuit and request for an injunction were filed in a federal court in Utah.
Since only about 5 percent of Americans rely on POTS and the other 95 percent use wireless, VoIP, cable and other non-regulated methods, it's incumbent upon the federal government to remove outdated regulations that require telcos to maintain traditional switched copper networks, an Internet Innovation Alliance report says.
Belgian's three main mobile operators have submitted bids to take part in the country's 800-MHz spectrum auction in November, meaning no new entrant wants to enter the LTE market there.
Alcatel-Lucent's plan to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide has met with strong resistance in France, where the telecoms equipment manufacturer plans to cut 900 jobs and close or sell up to five sites.
Europe's operators joined forces this week in a combined effort to lambast recent European Union proposals for a major reform of the sector, instead calling for greater freedom to consolidate and less oversight over issues such as pricing and network technology.
Telecom industry consolidation across Europe--including an end to roaming charges for phone calls and Internet use across national boundaries--would be a boon for the continent, European Commissioner Neelie Kroes said during an industry conference in Brussels.
The recent recall of two Colorado lawmakers--Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron--could be all that's needed to move telecommunications reform forward in the state, including resolving longtime acrimony over how to fund expanded broadband in rural areas.
The Canadian government has put the kibosh on Manitoba Telecom Services' plans to sell its Allstream division to Cairo, Egypt-based Accelero Capital Holdings. The proposed sale was seen as a test of a new, more relaxed government approach to outside investment in Canadian telecommunications
The TIA 2013 conference may trace its roots to Supercomm, but the show that will kick off Monday at the Gaylord National hotel in National Harbor, Md. is hardly the same. It has evolved from a vendor booth-driven extravaganza to a conference format where members of the telecom community gather to talk about the issues that are affecting their businesses and how they will deliver services to their customers.
As the shutdown of the federal government grinds into its fourth day and appears likely to last through the weekend, analysts say that a prolonged shuttering of government operations could impact the FCC and other agencies' agendas on technology policy, especially for wireless spectrum and auctions.