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Verizon pledges interoperability for its RTT technology deployment

Verizon revealed a little bit more about its plans for IP-enabled wireless services for the hearing impaired, telling the FCC that it has implemented industry standards that will support interoperable real-time text solutions.

CK Hutchison seeks to calm fears over post-merger network sharing deals

CK Hutchison stepped up efforts to convince regulators and rivals that its plan to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK will not have a detrimental impact on existing mobile network-sharing arrangements between the market's current four players.

AT&T, Time Warner Cable battle Louisville, Ky. pole attachment proposal

AT&T and Time Warner Cable, the incumbent telco and cable operator for Louisville, Ky., are fighting city leaders over a proposal to streamline the city's utility pole attachment process.

Pay-TV operators say NAB is on their side in battle against FCC's 'AllVid proposal'

Turning the current debate over proposed FCC set-top reform into rhetorical jujitsu, newly formed cable lobby the Future of TV Coalition claims to have an unlikely ally: the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

CTIA, CCA and others urge FCC to go easy on rules addressing customer privacy

CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association, US Telecom and four other tech-industry consortiums asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to sculpt the agency's upcoming privacy rules similarly to guidelines developed by the FTC.

BT to hunt down nuisance callers using 'breakthrough' big data-based service

BT is planning to harness the power of big data to combat nuisance calls, such as calls from telemarketers, scammers or robocalls. Their new, free service will put some control into UK customers' hands as well as provide information directly to the country's regulator, Ofcom.

Moonves urges Wheeler to back off on retrans reform; NAB and Mediacom square off

Amid a communications offensive currently underway by broadcasters, CBS Corp. Executive Chairman Les Moonves met with Tom Wheeler Tuesday and asked the FCC chairman not to implement any new regulation in regard to broadcast retransmission.

Wi-Fi Alliance releases draft test procedures for Wi-Fi/LTE-U coexistence

While the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) is facilitating the development of a coexistence test regimen to make sure LTE-U devices play fair with Wi-Fi, a group of companies – including Google and Microsoft – wants to make it crystal clear that much more collaboration and technical work needs to be done before it reaches a final stage.

Google seeks clarification on SAS rules for 3.5 GHz band

Ahead of a Feb. 16 FCC meeting of prospective Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrators and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators, Google is asking for clarification on a number of questions related to SAS rules and procedures.

Wheeler: Third-party set-tops will have to protect consumer privacy, too

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler continues to stump for his new set-top proposal, assuring the Washington Post that under his plan, makers of third-party devices sold at retail will have to abide by the same privacy concerns that cable and satellite set-tops do if they are to work in the pay-TV ecosystem.