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Vodafone could lose $1B stake in Bharti Airtel

Due to new rules established by India's government, Vodafone could be forced to sell its 4.4 per cent stake the country's largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, which is worth around $1 billion (€753 million).

Obama nominates Senate aide O'Rielly as next Republican FCC commissioner

President Obama has nominated Michael O'Rielly, an aide to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), for one of the vacant Republican spots on the FCC.

Obama nominates Senate aide O'Rielly for Republican FCC spot

President Obama nominated Michael O'Rielly, a top aide to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), for a spot as one of the two Republican commissioners of the FCC.

Review of FirstNet's activities churns on

In May, the board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) approved the creation of the review committee to investigate whether the board has complied with federal rules that apply to its hiring, sourcing and meeting practices in its efforts to set up the LTE-based National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). That review is ongoing, but it's unclear how much progress has been made. Editor's Corner

AT&T: We're committed to finding 700 MHz interoperability solution

Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn Wednesday convened a meeting with a variety of stakeholders, including AT&T and smaller wireless carriers, to try to find a solution to the knotty issue of interoperability in the Lower 700 MHz band, which has bedeviled the commission and industry for years.

FirstNet review of its policies, hiring process remains front and center

Tammy Parker, editor of FierceBroadbandWireless, provides an update on how FirstNet board member Paul Fitzgerald, sheriff of Story County, Iowa, is working with the committee to address concerns he raised in a motion at a meeting in April.

CenturyLink appeals Oregon court's phone tax ruling

CenturyLink is appealing a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge's ruling that upheld a move by the city of Portland, Ore., to implement a new tax on wireline phone services.

Ofcom releases 800 MHz spectrum for LTE

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has cleared 800 MHz spectrum for LTE deployment five months ahead of schedule. The spectrum  was part of an auction in February that raised a total of £2.34 billion (€2.68 billion), and the big winners of the spectrum were Vodafone, 3 UK and Telefónica's O2 UK.

Planned Intel OTT service includes broad cloud DVR system

Intel's planned over-the-top video service includes a large-scale cloud-base DVR system that would let subscribers rewind live TV to catch up on programs they missed, according to a report in the  Wall Street Journal.

Viacom wants new judge in YouTube suit

Viacom has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate its 2007 copyright infringement claims against YouTube and make sure a different judge hears the case. Federal Judge Louis Stanton of the Southern District of New York has twice dismissed the lawsuit, and each time Viacom has appealed to a higher court.