The mobile and broadcasting industries both have something to cheer about following the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), which ends in Geneva on Friday.
AT&T has joined the growing chorus of ILECs that say requiring them to give wholesale customers a year-plus notice before they discontinue service will delay the IP transition.
In a new, lengthy filing with the FCC, AT&T reiterated its proposed changes to the agency's Lifeline program. Specifically, AT&T urged the FCC to offload most of the management functions of the program to the Universal Service Administrative Company, and to also allow Lifeline recipients to use the program to pay for their Internet access, whether that's wireless or wireline.
France concluded the final part of its recent 700 MHz spectrum auction after telecoms regulator Arcep revealed the positions that have been allocated to the country's four mobile operators within the frequency band.
Norway started an auction of 1800 MHz frequencies on Wednesday, resuming a process that was postponed because of TeliaSonera's bid to acquire Tele2 Norway.
Verizon has transitioned customers in its Falls Church, Va., market from copper to fiber, marking another step forward in its goal to retire more of its aging wireline facilities.
According to a recent Politico article, lawmakers are concerned that the FCC hasn't yet collected fines against some telecommunications companies. For example, the FCC has announced fines against the likes of AT&T Mobility and others, but hasn't yet collected those fines.
Multiple analysts are now predicting that Charter's proposed dual takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks won't close until June, thanks largely to hang-ups with California regulators.
CenturyLink has signed a new long-term bilateral interconnection agreement with Cogent Communications, marking the latest in a string of pacts made between the top telcos and Internet transit providers whose clients include content providers like Netflix.
FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein bids goodbye in his final column for the publication and reflects on how the wireless industry has changed during the seven years of his tenure.