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TeliaSonera gets green light for Tele2 Norway buy

TeliaSonera is now able to implement its expansion plans for Norway after the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) approved the Sweden-based group's plan to acquire the Norwegian operations of Tele2.

Google, Nokia and Federated Wireless execs see momentum behind 3.5 GHz ecosystem, uses

WASHINGTON--Executives from Google, Nokia Networks and startup Federated Wireless said that they see momentum behind the creation of an ecosystem for devices and network equipment for the 3.5 GHz band. The FCC aims to use the band to create a so-called Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) with a three-tiered spectrum sharing system, and the executives said interested stakeholders are starting to work on how to overcome technical hurdles to the service.

Complete coverage: Net neutrality for wireless and wireline carriers

After months of back-and-forth between carriers, the FCC, and even President Obama, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed an Open Internet order that would classify broadband as a telecommunications...

Compiling telecom's response to Wheeler's high-impact net neutrality declaration

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has indicated he will circulate a proposal to his fellow commissioners to codify net neutrality rules that would reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Wheeler's proposal has drawn a torrent of responses. FierceWireless compiled a number of them here.

Comcast-TWC 'will be blocked,' analyst says

While a number of his peers in the media analyst community have begun to express mild doubt about the regulatory fate of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield came out Wednesday with the most damning note yet on the deal.

Telcos, industry groups sound off on FCC's new net neutrality rules

Companies and associations are reacting to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to codify net neutrality rules that would reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

FCC says proposed net neutrality rules will withstand legal challenges from AT&T, Verizon

The FCC says that Chairman Tom Wheeler's draft order to create net neutrality rules that would reclassify broadband Internet access under Title II has the legal footing it needs to withstand any legal challenges that telcos like AT&T and Verizon plan to launch once the rules come out.

Wheeler's Title II plan could unwind Netflix-Comcast deal, other interconnection pacts

As the cable industry assess the broader impact of strict Title II regulation of the Internet, one significant factor already appears likely: interconnection deals, such as the one Comcast notoriously carved out with Netflix last year, could go away.

Zero-rating, throttling and other wireless practices targeted by FCC's net neutrality rules

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's draft order to create net neutrality rules will apply all of the rules to mobile broadband networks for the first time. One of the practical effects of the proposed rules is that wireless carriers would have less flexibility to deploy "reasonable network management" practices on their networks. The rules would also put future uses of zero-rating and sponsored data programs under the microscope to ensure they are not harming consumers or content providers.

Wheeler confirms it: new net neutrality rules will reclassify broadband under Title II

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed Wednesday that his proposed new net neutrality rules will reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.