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NYU Wireless sees trouble ahead for 5G unless 3GPP adopts new channel modeling methods

Researchers at NYU Wireless are warning the cellular industry that it needs to change the "alpha-beta-gamma" (ABG) model used in the past and start using simpler, more accurate models for predicting signal coverage for frequencies above 6 GHz.

Verizon says ViaSat analysis for 28 GHz assumes 'unrealistic' scenario on several fronts

As Verizon politely put it in its May 19 ex parte, it "has been engaging" with the satellite industry to mutually explore a "workable satellite-terrestrial coexistence regime" in the 28 GHz band. But so far, it's finding ViaSat's analysis to be unworkable.

Frontier blames Verizon's bad data, call center miscommunication for California's outages

Frontier Communications attributes some of the outage and network issues its customers faced in California to corrupt data it received from Verizon after acquiring the telco's wireline assets in three states.

Sen. Hatch worried about copyright protections in FCC's set-top proposal

Senator Orrin Hatch voiced concerns over the FCC's set-top box proposal, specifically about the proposal's potential to upend carefully negotiated licensing agreements between multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and content providers.

Altice-Cablevision closure delayed at least a month by New York regulators

New York state regulators have postponed today's scheduled vote on Altice's proposed $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision to June 16.

FCC's set-top box proposal gets thumbs up from group of House Dems

A group of Democratic lawmakers, including Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) issued a letter encouraging their colleagues to support the FCC's plan to allow pay-TV customers to purchase their own third-party set-tops instead of renting device.

Verizon hopes strike ends soon, says FiOS subscriber installs will ramp afterward

Verizon has not yet come to an agreement with the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW, but a top company executive says they are getting closer to a resolution as the strike enters its sixth week.

Sheriff Wheeler says the cable industry's tail light is broken

BOSTON-- Watching the cable industry, led by its chief lobbyist and sympathetic Republican FCC commissioners, wail about what they're calling the "relentless government assault" on their business at INTX this week, I was reminded of the unwitting driver who asks the small-town sheriff why he was just pulled over.

Google, Federated Wireless, others apply to fill role of SAS, ESC for 3.5 GHz

As expected, Google and Federated Wireless threw their hats into the FCC's Spectrum Access System (SAS) ring, joining several other entities in the aim to provide spectrum sharing capabilities for the 3.5 GHz band.

House Dems back FCC's set-top proposal, attack 'aggressive campaign to spread misinformation'

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) have issued a joint letter urging their colleagues to support the FCC's plan to allow pay-TV customers to purchase their own third-party set-tops instead of renting while blasting the "aggressive campaign that has spread misinformation" since the original proposal.