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EC opens anti-trust probe into Android licensing terms

Google's Android operating system is to be probed by the European Commission to assess whether the U.S. company breaches the region's anti-trust laws.

Slovenia continues telecoms sale process after receiving just one bid

Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH or SDH in Slovenian) said the process for the sale of a majority stake in Telekom Slovenia is continuing after it received just one bid for a 72.75 per cent stake in the state-owned operator.

Turkey to get 4G services by start of 2016

Mobile subscribers in Turkey should be able to subscribe to LTE or 4G services from the first day of 2016, according to the country's Communications Minister Feridun Bilgin.

Sprint's Draper: Access to competitive wholesale backhaul will drive wireless network growth, services

ORLANDO, Fla.--Sprint may be in the midst of aggressively expanding its wireless network with plans to potentially deploy 20,000 cell sites and repurposing existing sites, but all of those efforts will require a robust backhaul network that today in some markets is often limited to just a few wireline operators.

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent: the French connection

Just a day after announcing they were in "advanced discussions with respect to a potential full combination," Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday revealed full details of their plans to combine under the Nokia brand, with headquarters in Finland, a strong presence in France and Nokia boss Rajeev Suri as CEO.

NCTA, ACA sue the FCC over net neutrality rules

Cable's lobbying interests have officially weighed in on the FCC's reclassification of Internet service providers under Title II, with both the NCTA and ACA filing suit against the regulatory group on Tuesday.

Senator Nelson: We can't put a straightjacket on the FCC

ORLANDO, Fla.--U.S. Senator (D-Fla.) Bill Nelson said that one of the key challenges for the telecom industry is that the government needs to give the industry's key regulator, the FCC, flexibility to adapt as new applications and service segments emerge.

NAB's Smith looks to 'next-gen' as future of broadcasting… even as he warns off FCC on incentive auctions

LAS VEGAS--Next-generation technology, particularly IP-based video, is the future for broadcasters, according to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith in a keynote here, as it "allows us to do more with less," he said. But the National Association of Broadcasters chief still cast a worried eye on the future of over-the-air broadcast spectrum.

Google Fiber's Medin: Net neutrality doesn't promote broadband competition

ORLANDO, Fla.--Google Fiber may be an ardent supporter of the FCC's new net neutrality rules, but Milo Medin, vice president for access services at Google Fiber, says that the order does not address the issue of what he calls "bandwidth abundance."

OTI raises concerns about Verizon, Qualcomm testing pre-certified LTE-U

New America's Open Technology Institute (OTI) is warning the FCC that its proposed rules for the 3.5 GHz band could allow the spectrum to be used in an anti-competitive manner.