In its latest lobbying efforts at the FCC, Verizon is reiterating the importance of the spectrum bands above 24 GHz to help jumpstart 5G deployment, but it's also arguing for the FCC to combine the 37 GHz band with the 39 GHz band to create a single 3 GHz band of contiguous spectrum, with channels at least 200 MHz wide.
Executives for Time Warner Inc. and its HBO programming division met with officials for the FCC's Media and Wireline Competition Bureaus earlier this week, warning them that Charter's purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks could threaten the deployment of over-the-top services.
The AFL-CIO weighed in on T-Mobile's disputes over working conditions, urging the carrier to change its policies regarding confidentiality agreements for internal investigations and to inform employees of their rights as potential whistleblowers.
Frontier, a telco that has a large rural presence, estimates that providing services in these hard-to-reach areas costs service providers over $1 billion.
AT&T told the FCC that backers of the controversial AllVid video technology standard have no intention of maintaining carefully orchestrated agreements worked out between pay-TV operators and programmers as to which channels go where on user interface grids.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has asked the country's consumers and business owners to tell it what services they need to be a part of the growing digital world.
Level 3 Communications has reached a new multi-year, settlement-free interconnection agreement with Google covering their global backbone networks.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) cleared BT's planned £12.5 billion (€16.5 billion/$17.9 billion) acquisition of EE from Orange and Deutsche Telekom, saying the merger is not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition in any markets in the UK.
Negotiations between pay-TV providers and content owners for retransmission rights have always been tense, but in 2015 the issue became even more acute.
AT&T hopes to stop offering a host of operator assisted services this year, including collect calling, signaling the ongoing decline in once-essential legacy telephone services.