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Analyst: Harbinger's hiring of law firm could indicate plan to sue FCC over LightSquared

Harbinger Capital Partners, the principal backer of bankrupt wireless firm LightSquared, has hired a law firm that specializes in litigation with the federal government, which could indicate that Harbinger plans to sue the FCC as LightSquared tries to reorganize itself in bankruptcy protection.

Vodafone, ComReg slam EC for clearing O2 Ireland acquisition

Vodafone said it is exploring a legal challenge to the acquisition of Telefónica's O2 Ireland by Hutchison Whampoa, and called on Irish regulator ComReg to ensure a level playing field going forward, after the European Commission (EC) approved the deal on Wednesday.

Orange, Alcatel-Lucent CEOs reiterate pleas for French consolidation

The CEOs of Orange and Alcatel-Lucent continue to call for greater consolidation on the French market--a move they say would provide a more level playing field for the market's mobile operators.

Report: Deutsche Telekom agrees T-Mobile US deal with SoftBank

Deutsche Telekom remained tight lipped over reports it has agreed a deal to sell nearly all of its T-Mobile US business to SoftBank-owned rival Sprint.

EU reaches 'broadband for all' target, but challenges remain

Latest data from the European Commission's digital scorecard reveals that the target of "broadband for all" in the European Union has effectively been achieved through a mix of mobile, fixed and satellite technologies including LTE.

Dish Network becomes the largest company to accept Bitcoin

Taking a chance--or perhaps seizing an opportunity--on a growing, popular but somewhat unstable digital currency, Dish Network announced that it will begin accepting Bitcoin from customers for pay-TV services beginning in the third quarter.

FirstNet: Swenson replaces Ginn at helm, puts focus on strategic program roadmap

Las Vegas bookies probably would have calculated pretty strong odds against Sam Ginn staying on as chairman of the First Network Responders Authority once his term expires in August. And that's exactly why Las Vegas bookies make money.

SoftBank's Son acknowledges Sprint lags in LTE, voices admiration for T-Mobile's Legere

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said that Sprint needs "greater scale" if it is going to effectively compete in the U.S. wireless market, laying yet more groundwork for a potential combination between Sprint and T-Mobile US.

Time Warner Cable faces lawsuit, carriage woes in Los Angeles

There's no joy in Los Angeles for Time Warner Cable, which has been unable to sign a single carriage deal for its Dodgers channel, SportsNet LA, with competitors like DirecTV saying pricing for the channel is "far above any rational view of the market." Now it's facing another problem: a discrimination lawsuit.

EU clears Hutchison's €780M acquisition of O2 Ireland, with concessions

The European Commission has cleared Hutchison Whampoa's €780 million ($1 billion) acquisition of Telefónica Ireland, opening the way to a merger of O2 Ireland with 3 Ireland. As widely expected, the deal will be subject to a number of conditions based on a commitments package submitted by Hutchison Whampoa-owned H3G.