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Telefónica Deutschland's E-Plus buy tipped to boost European MVNOs

Telefónica Deutschland's plan to buy E-Plus from KPN is set to benefit mobile virtual network operators throughout Europe, analysts say.

Israel issues tender for LTE spectrum

Israel's Communications Ministry has finally issued a tender for 1800 MHz frequencies to operate LTE and LTE Advanced networks in a move that will come as a relief to a market that has been impatiently awaiting the arrival of LTE services.

European Commission urges governments to embrace potential of Big Data

The European Commission is calling on national governments to wake up to what it terms the "big data" revolution in order to embrace the potential that it can offer. It has now adopted a...

Time Warner Cable moves fast to exploit 5 GHz access for 'community Wi-Fi'

Two FCC waivers being sought by Time Warner Cable reveal the cable operator is chomping at the bit to make use of the 100 MHz of 5 GHz U-NII-1 band spectrum that the commission voted in March to open up for broad, unlicensed Wi-Fi use.

Amazon prepared to fight FTC over in-app purchases dispute

Amazon said it is prepared to go to court with the Federal Trade Commission rather than submit to increased oversight and other measures the FTC says are needed to ensure children do not make unauthorized in-app purchases from apps in Amazon's Appstore.

Vodafone Ireland, ESB challenge eircom with $615M fiber-based broadband network

Vodafone Ireland and Irish electricity utility ESB are emerging as a new broadband challenger to incumbent telco eircom with a $615 million investment to build a fiber to the building (FTTB)-based broadband network that will deliver speeds ranging from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

3.5 GHz spectrum-sharing database 'could get very complicated,' says Accenture exec

One of the keys to enabling the FCC's plan for spectrum sharing in the new 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is the spectrum database, which will dynamically manage spectrum allocations on the fly, based on preset policies and spectrum availability to protect against interference that might negatively impact incumbents and priority users.

Sprint MVNO Kajeet's SmartSpot qualifies for federal Title I funds

Kajeet, a children-focused Sprint MVNO, is pushing a portable hotspot solution that it says can be used to bring mobile broadband service to disadvantaged students and is now eligible for Title I funds from the federal government.

TDS' Salem, Ky., broadband stimulus project extends service to 650 new homes

TDS Telecom has completed its latest broadband stimulus project around Salem, Ky., bringing service to area businesses and more than 650 residents--nearly 100 more than it projected in its funding application.

Comcast-TWC would control 29% of the U.S. pay TV market, nearly 36% of broadband: report

Culling through all the various due diligence and Securities and Exchange Commission filings, SNL Kagan on Tuesday released what is perhaps the clearest numerical snapshot yet of what a combined Comcast-Time Warner Cable would look like, post-merger.