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AT&T expands Ethernet availability in legacy TDM T-1 service markets

AT&T has taken another step in advancing its TDM-to-IP transition, particularly for business and wholesale customers, by expanding its Ethernet service presence.

Obama's phone record proposal gets mixed response

Telcos could bear the burden of collecting phone records if a proposed National Security Agency's U.S. phone-data surveillance program is approved by Congress, reports the  Wall Street Journal.

L.A. TV stations show broadcast channel sharing for 600 MHz auction is possible

The CTIA and two TV stations in Los Angeles finished a pilot to test whether stations can share the same broadcast spectrum and concluded that it is technically possible. The tests were designed to show other broadcast stations that channel sharing can be an alternative for stations that want to give up their spectrum as part of next year's FCC incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast spectrum.

Brussels partly drops threats against ZTE, Huawei

The European Commission has dropped its threat to launch an investigation over alleged dumping by Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, although the European Union's (EU) executive body said it still needs more time to determine if an investigation into illegal subsidies is required.

Aereo CEO Kanojia warns of 'chilling' consequences for cloud industry

As the Supreme Court's April 22 review of broadcasters' case against Aereo approaches, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of the embattled online video service, warned that the consequences of a finding for the broadcasters would have "chilling" consequences for consumers and the cloud services industry.

Sprint to add 700 MHz Band 12 capabilities to some new devices starting next year

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Sprint announced new partnerships with the Competitive Carriers Association and the NetAmerica Alliance that the carrier hopes will encourage rural wireless carriers to build LTE networks that Sprint's customers will be able to roam onto. Importantly, Sprint said it will add 700 MHz Band 12 capabilities to some of its devices starting next year--spectrum that the carrier itself doesn't own.

TV broadcasters remain wary of 600 MHz incentive auction

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Rick Kaplan, EVP for strategic planning for the National Association of Broadcasters, said that it's too early to say whether TV broadcasters will widely support the FCC's proposed incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast spectrum. Further, Kaplan said that "one thing that concerns me is the trust factor."

Net neutrality debate may be focused in the wrong part of the ecosystem

Earlier this week, media outlets lit up with news that Apple might be  negotiating a deal with Comcast  to stream the cable giant's linear TV and on-demand video across its Apple TV device. A number of articles arose almost as quickly analyzing whether or not this would actually happen, and why. The rumors can't be completely dismissed, but the biggest traffic issues, and the deals put together to prevent them, may be taking place well before the last mile.

Accenture: UK, Ireland fastest growing financial technology markets globally

The UK and Ireland are the fastest growing markets in financial technology (fintech) investments globally, with annual investment growth in the markets in 2013 almost double that of the global average.

Telenor sells digital TV firm for €180M; faces antitrust probe

Telenor has sold Conax, which provides encryption and content security for digital TV, to Switzerland's Kudelski, for 1.5 billion Norwegian crowns (€180 million/$248 million), the Norwegian operator said on Wednesday. Meanwhile the EFTA Surveillance Authority confirmed it has opened formal antitrust proceedings against Telenor Norge and its parent company Telenor.