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Qualcomm: We're working at a feverish pace to develop 5G tech

Prior to last week's unanimous FCC vote to open up vast amounts of millimeter wave spectrum for 5G, Qualcomm had all kinds of suggestions for how it should be implemented. But the day after the historic vote, it was more interested in savoring the moment.

House Minority Whip urges Wheeler to consider 'Ditch the Box' alternative

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland.) has joined the chorus of Congressional lawmakers asking FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to step back from his proposal to overhaul the leased pay-TV set-top business.

ViaSat says it will continue working with FCC, mobile stakeholders on 28 GHz

ViaSat, which had argued for greater satellite protections prior to the FCC's unanimous passage of the historic Spectrum Frontiers order last week, said it believes the order provides an approach that gives satellite operators the ability to operate and expand alongside terrestrial wireless networks.

GSMA seeks clarity over Egypt's 4G spectrum plans

The GSMA called on the Egyptian authorities and the country's mobile industry to reveal their plans for the allocation of spectrum designed to support the future rollout of 4G services.

Sprint to triumph in FCC's 'fundamentally wrong' special access BDS proceeding, think tank says

A free-market think tank argues that Sprint and other smaller players will gain an unfair advantage if the FCC enacts its proposed rules on the special access market.

CWA complains TDM-to-IP streamlining rules don't ensure broadband internet access

The Communications Workers of America union, which represents wireline employees for telcos including AT&T and Verizon, gave mixed reviews to the FCC's newly adopted Tech Transitions Order, which includes action to streamline telecom providers' requests to discontinue legacy voice services.

ACA 'shocked and appalled' at FCC decision not to reform retrans regs

The American Cable Association lashed out at FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's announcement Thursday that his agency will not change rules governing broadcast retransmission licensing negotiations.

Vodafone, Liberty offer concessions to secure EU approval of Dutch deal

Vodafone and Liberty Global submitted concessions in an effort to secure European Union (EU) approval for a proposed merger of their respective businesses in the Netherlands.

FCC OKs sweeping Spectrum Frontiers rules to open up nearly 11 GHz of spectrum

In one fell swoop, the FCC today put the U.S. in a 5G leadership position, voting 5-0 to approve its Spectrum Frontiers proceeding to make spectrum bands above 24 GHz available for 5G.

Google could face up to $7B in fines amid newest round of EU antitrust charges

Google is staring down another set of European Commission antitrust charges – the third since April 2015 – and this one could end up costing the tech giant as much as $7 billion in fines.