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.
USTelecom has named Steve Davis, executive vice president for public policy and government for CenturyLink, as its new chairman for a two-year term. He takes over from Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) has formally placed a hold on Tom Wheeler's nomination to become the next chairman of the FCC, pushing back even further a final confirmation vote.
Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris said he will never pursue any investments in Canada after Accelero Capital Holdings' $540 million bid to acquire business service provider Allstream was blocked by the Canadian government last week.
"Good luck, Randy!" That's exactly what four of Europe's Big 5 operators (e.g., Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Telecom Italia) told me when I asked the question: What do you think of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's statement that he sees room to move the European market in the direction of the U.S. by investing in networks, shifting pricing strategies to encourage mobile data use and collecting more revenue as use increases?
TV broadcasters have asked the Supreme Court to review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that lets Aereo continue operating while a trial over its legality plays out. The broadcasters wanted the appeals court--and has now asked the Supreme Court--to block Aereo from delivering its services during the trial.