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T-Mobile, CCA tangle with AT&T over 700 MHz purchase as AT&T pushes for deal to go through

AT&T Mobility said that T-Mobile US and the Competitive Carriers Association are opposing its purchase of a small amount of Lower 700 MHz spectrum without any real arguments for why the FCC should block the transaction and just want to stop it from getting more low-band airwaves. CCA and T-Mobile counter that AT&T has not demonstrated the deal is in the public interest and just wants to gobble up more low-band spectrum.  

Globalstar touts TLPS benefits in Chicago trial deployment

Globalstar says new tests conducted at a college campus in Chicago over the summer give the company even more confidence that its Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS) operations will not interfere with existing 2.4 GHz unlicensed operations. But to allay concerns, it's ready to commit to using a network operating system (NOS) to employ interference detection and mitigation techniques, and it has identified the existing Wi-Fi network management system of ViaSat as an ideal platform for doing so.

M&A momentum stutters in Europe's mobile markets

The announcement last week that TeliaSonera and Telenor had abandoned their plans after being unable to agree to concessions that would have alleviated European Commission (EC) concerns over the merger's impact on competition in the market has sent one or two shock waves through the market.

CenturyLink asks FCC to eliminate syndicated exclusivity rules on video programming

CenturyLink may be scaling its IPTV video business with over 2.6 million addressable households as of the end of the second quarter, but the telco has asked the FCC to eliminate non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules in order to get more competitive content rates.

AT&T to bring broadband to over 84K rural Kentucky homes, businesses

AT&T has set forth plans to bring broadband services to 84,000 rural households in Kentucky, further detailing its use of the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II).

CenturyLink: FCC's CAF-II program should address unfunded rural area voice obligations

CenturyLink may be putting the initial foundations in place to build out 10/1 Mbps broadband service in rural areas via the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), but is concerned that it won't be receiving funds to support traditional voice services.

Frontier gets Texas PUC approval for Verizon wireline asset purchase

Frontier has cleared another hurdle in its path to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas as the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved the transfer of Verizon's Southwest division's CLEC certificate to Frontier.

EC Commissioner: Telecoms regulations cannot be decided by the industry alone

As the European Commission (EC) prepares to launch a wide-reaching public consultation on future telecoms regulation, Andrus Ansip, vice president for the Digital Single Market, spoke to FierceWireless:Europe about the challenges those updated rules must meet.

Analysts: Telenor, TeliaSonera's Danish dilemma could impact similar deals in UK and Italy

Telenor and TeliaSonera's decision to abandon a planned merger of their Danish operations is a sign that the European Commission (EC) is toughening its stance on mergers that reduce the number of operators in individual markets, analysts and industry experts said.

TeliaSonera, Telenor abandon Danish merger

TeliaSonera and Telenor abandoned plans to merge their respective Danish operations after being unable to agree concessions to alleviate European Commission (EC) concerns over the impact of the deal on competition in the market.