AT&T hopes to stop offering a host of operator assisted services this year, including collect calling, signaling the ongoing decline in once-essential legacy telephone services.
Windstream has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its Virtual Business Exchange (VBX) services in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Wisconsin, signaling its ongoing movement to IP-based services.
Two members of the FCC – Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Michael O-Rielly – made the case this week that the 5.9 GHz spectrum has enough room for both super-fast Wi-Fi and smarter vehicular technology.
Google is fending off calls for extended perimeter protection for incumbent users in the 3.5 GHz band, calling the proposals "overprotective" and warning they could limit spectrum availability.
Arcep asked French mobile operators to make specific plans for terminating network-sharing and national roaming agreements that have also been used to delay the construction of their own mobile networks.
Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, called the leaders of 10 major European telecoms operators and infrastructure vendors to a meeting in a bid to accelerate the development and rollout of 5G technology.
AT&T has responded to the FCC's investigation of its special access pricing regime, saying that competitive service providers' allegations that it locks-in certain volume-related commitments are false.
Verizon has asked the FCC for permission to stop offering postpaid calling card and personal 800 services offered via its MCI subsidiary, illustrating the ongoing decline of legacy services as customers turn to alternative wireline and wireless options.
The Competitive Carriers Association fired back at the National Association of Broadcasters in advance of the FCC's upcoming broadcast incentive auction, saying that a 39-month timeline to repack the spectrum of broadcast TV stations and a $1.75 billion relocation fund are sufficient for TV providers.
Frontier Communications and the CWA are opposing new legislation to develop a $72 million, 2,500-mile network serving West Virginia, one of the telco's largest states.