The FCC is addressing service providers' need to resolve long-distance call completion in rural areas by requiring them to record, retain and report rural call completion data.
The FCC approved an order to implement a 700 MHz interoperability solution that will eventually give smaller carriers access to the same 700 MHz LTE devices AT&T now uses.
AT&T is putting plans on hold to increase charges for special access services after facing an outcry from its wholesale competitive carrier customers.
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.