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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.

Vodafone's Safaricom may drop Essar Kenya offer over regulatory uncertainty

Vodafone's Kenya-based unit Safaricom may drop plans to buy some of the mobile network assets of Essar Telecom Kenya due to a lack of regulatory certainty.

Kroes highlights broadband inequality ahead of vote on telecoms single market

As the European Parliament gets ready to vote on single market regulation for the European telecoms industry next week, Neelie Kroes is building up momentum by highlighting how such regulation stands to benefit the market in years to come and claiming that the biggest border to such changes "is in our minds".

AT&T mandated by Michigan PSC to file interconnection agreement with Sprint

AT&T has been told by the Michigan Public Service Commission that it now has to file an IP service interconnection agreement with Sprint.

FCC's Wheeler lays out vision for 3.5 GHz band, incentive auctions

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his vision for how the commission will make the 3.5 GHz band open for wireless broadband use, hitting on the three-tier structure that has been at the center of debate around the band for months.

Ahead of 600 MHz auction, AT&T leads in lobbying with $15.9M in 2013

As the FCC works to finalize rules for next year's incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, the lobbyists who work for the Tier 1 wireless carriers are seeing a booming industry.

Egypt on brink of issuing long-awaited converged fixed and mobile licences

Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is preparing new joint licences that will enable operators to offer fixed and mobile services in the country.