Initial results from LTE interference tests in the UK indicate that the impact from LTE signals on digital TV reception is much lower than originally anticipated.
Bankrupt LightSquared and a hedge fund connected to Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen could be headed for a showdown in bankruptcy court as the hedge fund has been buying up LightSquared debt, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Three of the largest independent wireline telcos--CenturyLink, Frontier, and Windstream--have sent a letter to the FCC asking them to provide additional Connect America Fund Phase I money to extend broadband into more rural locations.
U.S. wireless operators will be flocking to New Orleans in a couple of weeks to attend the annual Competitive Carriers Expo, which takes place April 17-19 at the New Orleans Marriott. I expect such hot-button topics as incentive auctions, data roaming and IP transition will likely be debated at the conference.
As the major telcos migrate toward IP-based services and their legacy wireline voice service revenues decline, it has cut into revenues that would be used to pay for union health and retirement benefits--leading to sometimes-acrimonious negotiations between the two sides. Where do carriers and wireline unions stand in the latest contract negotiations? ( Image source: CWA )
It's a double-whammy for Pac-West Telecomm, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In addition, South Dakota revoked the Stockton, Calif.-based competitive wholesale provider's certificate to operate in the state due to unpaid taxes.
A number of the largest publicly traded wireless service providers revealed how much their CEOs were paid in 2012.
Verizon's management retirees have gained class action status for their case against the telco's move to sell 41,000 protected pensions to The Prudential Insurance Company of America.
Joe Nacchio, the former CEO of Qwest who was convicted on 19 counts of insider trading in 2007, took one step towards his release from prison by entering a New York-based halfway house.
Aereo continues to live a charmed life. Multichannel video programmer distributors (MVPDs) of all stripes--including, but not limited to cable, satellite and IPTV service providers--are paying increasingly higher fees to retransmit over-the-air broadcasts of such stellar fare as Splash and Hell's Kitchen . Aereo, meanwhile, is allowed to grab those same signals off-air without a fee and present them to consumers for $8 a month.