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Goodbye Neelie, hello Günther, Andrus and Jyrki: it's all change for Europe's Digital Agenda

It'll soon be time to bid our final farewells to Neelie Kroes, the intrepid European Commission vice president who has overseen the European Union's Digital Agenda during the past four years.

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Dish and smaller carriers line up for AWS-3 auction

As expected, the list of bidders for the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction includes heavyweight wireless carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, as well as Dish Network, according to a list of bidders released by the FCC. The list also includes a number of smaller wireless carriers looking to get chunks of spectrum that are divided along smaller geographic areas.

FCC supports more unlicensed use of TV, 600 MHz bands

The FCC is trying to give a little more love to unlicensed spectrum and make sure future devices in TV white spaces work as well as they should.

Verizon drops policy to throttle heaviest LTE users with legacy unlimited data plans

Verizon Wireless abandoned plans to throttle the data speeds of customers who are on legacy unlimited data plans who crossed into 5 percent of data users on Verizon's LTE network when they are on high-traffic cell sites.

FCC pitches broadcasters to participate in incentive auction, offering billions as a reward

The FCC is making its formal pitch to TV broadcasters in an effort to get them to relinquish their 600 MHz spectrum for next year's planned incentive auction, arguing that the one-in-a-lifetime auction could deliver billions of dollars to broadcasters throughout the country. For the first time the FCC is making public its estimates for how much money broadcast stations in different markets will get if they give up their airwaves.

TeliaSonera sees Tele2 Norway's Ice deal as regulatory smoother

TeliaSonera welcomed Tele2-owned Mobile Norway's announcement that it has signed a frequency licensing and network purchase agreement with Ice Communication Norge, saying the move helps to meet the "political target" of maintaining three mobile networks in the country.

UAE cracks down on fake iPhone 6 smartphones

UAE operator du said it has enough Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones to meet strong demand for the devices, amid warnings of counterfeit versions being sold in the market.

'New' Telefónica Deutschland emerges as mobile market leader

Telefónica Deutschland has assumed the position as the leading mobile operator in Germany with 41 million subscriptions, after formally completing the acquisition of 100 per cent of E-Plus from KPN on Wednesday.

FCC gets out of the NFL blackout business

The FCC voted unanimously Tuesday to end 40-year-old rules that restrict pay-TV companies from carrying pro sports games in "blacked out" markets.

FCC's Wheeler: E-Rate reforms should address 'closing the rural fiber gap'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told attendees during an education event in Washington, D.C., that more schools and libraries, particularly those in rural areas, need access to more fiber-based network facilities.