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Iraq to allow fourth mobile operator

Iraq is to allow a fourth mobile service provider to operate in the country and has invited interested parties to apply for a licence.

Arcep orders SFR to comply with Free Mobile site sharing requests

SFR was ordered to urgently open access to its masts to rival French mobile operator Free Mobile by regulator Arcep, in a move that could set a precedent for all of the nation's mobile operators.

T-Mobile execs: Binge On uses proprietary adaptive bitrate optimization technology

LOS ANGELES-- T-Mobile US executives here on the sidelines of the carrier's latest Uncarrier announcement explained that the operator's new Binge On service makes use of video optimization strategies that will effectively reduce the weight of video on T-Mobile's network, thus allowing the carrier to offer video streaming to all its Simple Choice customers for no extra cost.

Bernie Sanders joins Congressional battle against '$20 billion' pay-TV set-top market

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has joined the Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to champion retail competition for pay-TV set-tops.

Dish's Ergen: Carriers would be committing strategic 'malpractice' if they don't look at our spectrum

Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen said that wireless carriers would "strategically commit malpractice" if they did not take a look at Dish's vast spectrum trove and try to do something with it. However, Ergen also indicated that Dish likely will not strike any kind of deal related to its airwaves before the start of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, in which Dish might take part.

Frontier's Verizon asset acquisition gets favorable proposed decision from California judge

Frontier Communications took another step forward in its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas as an administrative judge with the California Public Utilities Commission issued a favorable Proposed Decision (PD) suggesting the deal be approved.

FCC examining Malone's holdings amid Charter-TWC review

The FCC is reportedly looking at the vast, sprawling holdings of Charter Communications' biggest shareholder, John Malone, as it reviews the proposed purchases by Charter of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Senate draft bill would free up more federal spectrum

A draft bill circulating in the Senate would aim to expand the nation's wireless capacity, including freeing up more underused radio spectrum that is assigned to federal agencies.

Telletopia tries a new angle to retransmit broadcasters' content online

When linear OTT trailblazer Aereo was brought down by the broadcast industry, its Achilles heel proved to be copyright law. Over-the-top startup Telletopia is trying a new tactic to keep the lawyers off its back: getting around copyright and retransmission issues by operating as a nonprofit organization.

Google plans airborne technology tests using 2.5 GHz

Google has asked the FCC for permission to use the 2.5 GHz band to test aircraft technology at the New Mexico Spaceport facility and at an Indian reservation in Warm Springs, Ore., and in the town of Pescadero, Calif., according to a  Business Insider  report.