AT&T is cheering the FCC's proposed plans for the forthcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction, but the FCC's rules for spectrum license size and band plan are not yet final or public.
The Federal Communications Commission declared the auction of spectrum in the H block "successful" because (1) it licensed spectrum that could be used to provide mobile wireless service to the public, and (2) it "raised $1.564 billion from spectrum that used to be viewed as almost worthless." In truth, however, the H block auction was a failure.
LAS VEGAS-- Jeff Gardner, CEO of Windstream, recognizes that while residential consumers have a number of service options, the enterprise market is still evolving. Speaking at the COMPTEL Spring 2014 Convention & EXPO trade show, Gardner said that regulators and policy makers in Washington, D.C., need to better understand how the proposed TDM-to-IP transition proposed by AT&T will affect business customers.
Next week the Competitive Carriers Association kicks off its annual spring show, this time in San Antonio, Texas, and attendees can expect keynote presentations from SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and Roger Sherman, the new chief of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. (Sherman is filling in for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was scheduled to keynote the CCA event but instead now has to testify before Congress.) And key topics at the CCA event will include how to ensure smaller carriers can fully participate in the FCC's upcoming spectrum auctions, as well as how LTE roaming will work, whether competitive carriers will be able to offer Voice over LTE technology, and how they can offload data to Wi-Fi networks.
AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless and its Cricket brand has now received FCC approval, but it will be a few months before AT&T aggressively promotes what it has dubbed the "new Cricket," according to financial analysts.
European Commission (EC) vice president, Neelie Kroes, said the Internet is a step closer to being truly global, after the U.S. announced it will cede control of web address allocation.
Mobile gambling is expected to grow at double-digit rates and to reach over 40 per cent of the total online gambling market by 2018.
Cisco said it is complying with a request from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that its Russian unit has engaged in bribery, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The UK has the highest take-up and coverage of superfast broadband among leading European countries, Ofcom's latest European Broadband Scorecard has revealed.
The FCC approved AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless, the last hurdle the Tier 1 carrier needed to overcome to gain control of the regional prepaid provider and its Cricket brand. AT&T has vowed to retain the Cricket brand and compete aggressively on price in the prepaid market using the brand.