AT&T Mobility thinks that the record-shattering AWS-3 auction proved that going forward the FCC should more skeptical of companies like Dish Network that bid for spectrum but have not commercially deployed it. AT&T also thinks Dish manipulated the FCC's designated entity system in its bidding strategy for the auction to get discounts on airwaves.
Cuba's state-owned telecom provider ETECSA has struck an agreement with U.S.-based IDT to provide direct international long-distance voice calls between the two countries.
SIM card manufacturer Gemalto said it has launched an investigation into how its systems might have been compromised following a report by The Intercept that U.S. and British spy agencies hacked its systems to steal millions of encryption keys for SIM cards made by the company.
Telefônica reached a preliminary agreement with Brazilian competition watchdog Cade over its planned acquisition of local fixed operator GVT, after telecoms regulator Anatel cleared the deal in December.
Ofcom set out a new proposal for revised 2G and 3G licence fees in the UK, in a further twist to an ongoing saga that has now seen the regulator revise its initial proposed increase for a second time.
Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is heading the opposition to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's effort to pass new net neutrality rules--a regulatory battle that has grown into a surprisingly public and acrimonious debate.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere thinks the FCC's recently completed AWS-3 auction was a smashing financial success for the U.S. Treasury but a "disaster for American wireless consumers" because he said AT&T and Verizon Wireless won the lion's share of the spectrum (Dish Network's bidding partners also won a major chunk of AWS-3 spectrum). Legere wants to make sure that doesn't happen in the 600 MHz incentive auction.
One day after noted cable industry analyst Craig Moffett downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral on fears of cord-cutting and price-regulation tied to Title II Internet reform, analyst Jonathan Chaplin stepped forward with a dissenting viewpoint.
Last week the largest U.S. wireless carriers agreed to let customers who have fulfilled their contracts unlock their phones and tablets and move to another carrier. Yet according to the consumer advocate who spurred the movement to change unlocking policies, Sprint and T-Mobile US in particular are not fully meeting their six commitments under the new policy.
Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC), which trades under the Vivacom brand, said it will appeal a fine issued by the country's Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) related to the way the operator sells bundled services.