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Verizon accused of causing interference to ABC station in New York via its AWS spectrum

Verizon Wireless is facing an informal complaint from ABC, which claims Verizon's AWS-1 network is interfering with its WABC-TV station in New York City. ABC said its newsgathering operations have been affected, and that Verizon has taken steps to mitigate the interference it is not doing nearly enough.

IDT starts processing direct international long-distance calls between U.S. and Cuba

IDT Telecom has begun handling international long-distance calls between the U.S. and Cuba, becoming the first U.S.-based service provider to have a direct connection to the island through an agreement with the country's telecom monopoly provider ETECSA.

Mimosa encouraged by Senate support for 10 GHz

Executives at Mimosa Networks are encouraged by a recent letter a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders sent to the FCC urging the commission to explore spectrum-sharing opportunities in the 10 GHz band.

Google worries about warehousing in 3.5 GHz band

Google has a lot of concerns about CTIA's recommendations for spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz band, one of which is raising the potential for spectrum warehousing.

EU member states accused of 'savaging' roaming and net neutrality proposals

The member states of the European Union were accused by the leader of the fourth-largest group of MEPs in the European Parliament of lacking ambition and "savaging roaming and net neutrality proposals".

Altice in talks to sell mobile business in La Reunion and Mayotte

Altice said it has entered into exclusive talks with the Hiridjee Group on the sale of its mobile activities in the French Overseas Territories (FOT) of La Reunion and Mayotte.

Netflix goes into damage control mode after CFO calls net neutrality rules too strong

Netflix issued a statement Wednesday reiterating its support for the FCC's newly codified net neutrality guidelines after one of the SVOD company's top executives seemed to backtrack from the company's earlier stated position.

ACA looking to go it alone as it pursues litigation against FCC on Title II plan

American Cable Association president and CEO Matthew Polka said his trade group is looking into possible litigation against the FCC over its just-codified net neutrality regulations. But the trade group will not partner with any other entities in pursuit of legal recourse.

FCC staff recommends Ericsson's Telcordia unit win number portability contract away from Neustar

The FCC's staff recommended that Ericsson's Telcordia unit win a key government number portability contract, dealing a grievous blow to Neustar, which has administered the number portability system since 1997 and counts on it for about half its revenue. The recommendation, from the Wireline Competition Bureau, still needs to be approved by a vote of the agency's five commissioners, who can accept, reject or modify the FCC staff's proposal. 

During MWC keynote, FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules

BARCELONA, Spain--FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler delivered an impassioned defense of the commission's new net neutrality rules for wireless and wired networks, arguing that the Internet needs a referee to decide which practices of carriers are just and reasonable.