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