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FCC's Clyburn to dish on the incentive auction, unlicensed spectrum in Twitter chat

I will be talking to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn in  FierceWireless 's first Twitter chat on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. ET. Follow our Twitter handle  @FierceWireless  and Clyburn's, which is  @MClyburnFCC. You can follow the action via the  #ClyburnFCC  hashtag.

Libya's LPTIC consolidates telecoms assets in sub-Saharan Africa

Libyan Post Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (LPTIC) said it has consolidated several Libyan-owned shareholdings in mobile and fixed-line telecoms companies in sub-Saharan Africa.

IIA's Mehlman: special access, copper retirement proposals will delay the IP transition

The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), an industry advocacy group, says that the FCC's recent NPRM governing legacy copper and TDM-based networks to IP-based networks will cause more harm than benefit.

CenturyLink calls for a 5-step process to reform prison calling rates

CenturyLink has outlined to the FCC a five-step plan intended to reform the inmate calling services (ICS) rules. Joining GTL and PayTel, CenturyLink is one of the largest providers of calling services to prisons in the markets it serves.

Vonage says direct number rules will help accelerate VoIP interconnection

Vonage said it agrees with the FCC's recent move to adopt direct numbering rights to interconnected VoIP providers. By providing direct access to numbers, Vonage and other competitive VoIP providers will be able more effectively interconnect with other carriers and accelerate service delivery to consumer and business customers.

Orange cleared to sell Armenian unit to local ISP Ucom

Orange gained regulatory clearance for a deal to sell its Armenian business to local internet service provider Ucom.

FCC lays out 600 MHz auction roadmap, will kick off process in 'early fall'

The FCC is laying out its plans to hold next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum by the end of March, and said it will start by releasing a public notice for broadcasters in "early fall" about how the application process will unfold.

CenturyLink, Consolidated, TDS ask FCC to revamp retransmission consent rules

A group of telcos including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS have asked the FCC to bring consistency to the retransmission consent negotiation process.

Hawaiian Telcom accepts $26M in CAF II funds to extend broadband to 11K new locations

Hawaiian Telcom will take $26 million in the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF-II) funding to extend 10/1 Mbps capable broadband service to over 11,000 unserved rural locations. With a focus on neighbor islands in Hawaii, the telco is now working on a deployment timeline for the six-year period, beginning in 2015 through 2020.

LightSquared still jousting with GPS Innovation Alliance over interference testing

Even though LightSquared and GPS device firm Trimble have indicated that they are willing to engage in settlement talks, the wireless firm continues to spar with a group of GPS industry companies over interference testing between LightSquared's spectrum and GSP receivers.