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EC's Oettinger gives 5G pep talk to operator, vendor chiefs

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 says CLECs misunderstand special access terms, rates

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 wants to shut down postpaid calling card, personal 800 services

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.

CCA, NAB bicker over incentive auction's relocation fund, spectrum repacking timeline

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, CWA protest $72M West Virginia middle mile network proposal

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.

AT&T joins ILEC chorus on copper retirement, says competitors have enough notice

AT&T has sided with fellow ILEC Verizon and vendor Adtran on the copper retirement issue, asking that competitive service provider TelePacific's request of the FCC to modify its recently enacted copper retirement rules be denied.

CenturyLink to consolidate ordering, billing across its markets

CenturyLink is moving to consolidate its local service ordering and billing systems so it can streamline its process and systems across its markets for wholesale CLEC customers.

Dish fights back against AT&T, T-Mobile in advance of 600 MHz incentive auction

Dish Network told the FCC that efforts by AT&T and T-Mobile to make it and its partners pay more to participate in the upcoming 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum auction are misguided.

New York state signs off on Charter's TWC purchase

Charter Communications has received approval from New York state regulators for its proposed $56.7 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable. The MSO agreed to provide access to 300 Mbps-speed broadband to all New York residents by 2019.

Qualcomm asks U.S. court to force Apple, Samsung and others to surrender documents

Qualcomm is hoping to force some major tech companies including Apple and Samsung to surrender documents that were supplied to South Korean antitrust regulators investing the San Diego-based chip maker.