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Dish Network, labor unions form anti-merger coalition 'Stop Mega Comcast'

After independently sending scathing anti-merger letters to the FCC for months, a group of pay-TV companies, programmers, labor unions and public interest groups have banded together to form the "Stop Mega Comcast" coalition.

Europe accelerates push toward a 5G wireless future

By Anne Morris "If we get 5G right there may not be a 6G." These are the much-quoted words of Andy Sutton, principal network architect at UK-based operator EE. To put it in context, Sutton...

EC tipped to closely scrutinise Telenor/TeliaSonera Danish joint venture

Telenor and TeliaSonera plan to merge their Danish operations in what analysts say is a "credible strategic solution" to TDC's domination of the market, however, the move faces close regulatory scrutiny due to a potential marginalisation of Three Denmark (3).

Pai raps Netflix for not joining Streaming Video Alliance

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has taken issue with what appears to be Netflix's contradictory stance on Internet fast lanes. Pai, in a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, chided the streaming video company for its "basic argument" that it believes in free and open Internet while at the same time installing "its own proprietary caching appliances throughout ISPs' networks as part of an Open Content program."

NY City Council meets Tuesday about possible Cablevision franchise violations

The New York City Council's Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises is meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss whether Cablevision violated any portion of its franchise agreement with the city amid its ongoing battle with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

AWS-3 hits $38.4B, and the bidding just keeps on going

It's the wireless spectrum auction that just keeps on going. Participants in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction resumed bidding after taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, and the...

AWS-3 auction bids now top $38.4B, as bidding churns on

Participants in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction resumed bidding after taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, and the auction has now topped $38.4 billion in total provisional winning bids.

UK ministers to meet telecoms bosses over mobile coverage plans

Further light could be shed this week on UK government plans to improve nationwide mobile coverage during a meeting between ministers and telecoms bosses expected to take place before Wednesday.

Marriott, other venues want FCC to clarify Wi-Fi network-management rules

The Marriott hotel chain may have agreed in October to pay $600,000 to settle an FCC claim, but that isn't the end. Some major hotel and real estate operations, including Marriott, want the FCC to clarify how Wi-Fi operators can manage their networks, reports  Multichannel News.

Altice completes SFR deal, gets green light for Virgin Mobile purchase

Altice completed an acquisition of mobile operator SFR on Thursday, marking the launch of a new fixed and mobile powerhouse on France's telecoms market.