BT Global has asked the FCC to place caps on the fees AT&T and Verizon can charge for special access services such as TDM-based T1 and DS-3 to "level the playing field," reports The Telegraph.
Verizon Wireless is seeking to acquire AWS spectrum owned by a subsidiary of U.S. Cellular, an indication Verizon remains willing to augment its 700 MHz LTE network with AWS radio waves.
The European Union's digital chief, Neelie Kroes said her plans to reform the European Union's fragmented telecoms rules are still on track for 2014 despite some reports that suggested the telecoms reforms had been delayed to 2015.
Telefónica has made progress with talks on the sale of its Czech unit to billionaire Peter Kellner's PPF Group and is coming close to an agreement on a deal, Bloomberg reported.
In some European markets, it seems that governments want to have their cake by lining their coffers with the proceeds from this natural resource, and then eat it, too, by castigating operators for slow rollouts and slow mobile broadband speeds. Mobile operators have their faults, for sure, but on the subject of spectrum costs they do seem to have a point.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has come down hard on the market's mobile network operators, first saying they should allow users to exit their mobile contracts without penalty if the monthly tariff increases and then announcing plans to review 3G coverage after its latest figures show shockingly low levels of coverage for 3G data services on Britain's roads.
AT&T's decision to raise special access rates is drawing fire from a group of wireless operators and CLECs that say the move is an abuse of its dominant position.
Aereo said it will begin selling online access to DVRs that can record local TV stations in Detroit on Oct. 28. The company's next market move could also mark its entry into new legal territory--the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which handles appeals from all federal cases filed in Michigan.
Austria's three main operators have secured more spectrum for the expansion of their LTE networks but said they have paid among the highest prices for spectrum in Europe in a market that has among the lowest mobile tariffs in the region.
The FCC on Monday delayed by eight days the start of the auction of 1900 MHz PCS H Block following the 16-day government shutdown this month, which disrupted the agency's operations.