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T-Mobile pushes FCC to review policies for video providers

T-Mobile urged the FCC to reconsider several key provisions and practices regarding video distribution, saying they're unfair to players looking to deliver content on devices other than traditional TVs.

Vodafone reviews Ofcom charges of PAYG billing, marketing rule breaches

Ofcom rounded out a tough few weeks for Vodafone UK by announcing it believes the operator breached consumer protection laws when billing for PAYG services between 2011 and 2015.

NCTA and ACA pounce on FCC statement, says its set-top plan exceeds Communications Act authority

In separate conference calls with news reporters today, the NCTA and the ACA said the FCC is stepping outside its jurisdiction in trying to rewrite rules governing the leasing of pay-TV set-tops.

Security flaw in SS7 triggers FCC review, call for carrier action

The FCC said it is looking into the use of a mobile network technology with a vulnerability that allows hackers to access others' wireless data using nothing but a phone number.

Verizon's wireless business targeted by striking employees

"Don't buy Verizon Wireless" is the latest strategy that Verizon's 40,000 unionized wireline workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), are employing in their ongoing battle with the telecom giant.

Wheeler tips hand at siding with NAB on retrans reform

LAS VEGAS- Those hoping for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to lead significant reform of rules governing broadcast retransmission negotiations are probably in for a long wait.

Cox sponsors Phoenix's Gigabit push in action against CenturyLink, others

Cox Communications said it sponsored a three-year private sector grant in Phoenix to have the city join the nationwide Smart Gigabit Communities project. Initiated in 2015 by US Ignite, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the project is intended to build "a living lab of testbeds for smart gigabit applications."

Future of TV Coalition says 70,000 have signed petitions against FCC's set-top proposal

The Future of TV Coalition said that more than 70,000 Americans from all over the country have signed a series of petitions opposing the FCC's proposed set-top box mandate, arguing that the rules will "hamper innovation, erode viewer privacy, set back program diversity and drive up consumer bills."

Google faces EU charge of abusing market dominance with Android

Google has once again come under fire from the European Commission (EC), which accused the U.S. search giant of abusing its dominant position with the Android mobile operating system.

EC prioritises 5G, IoT and cloud among others in Digital Single Market push

The European Commission (EC) called on technology standards bodies to prioritise 5G, cloud computing, Internet of Things, data technologies, and cyber security in a bid to accelerate its Digital Single Market strategy.