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AT&T: T-Mobile's 600 MHz reserve strategy is about protecting urban markets, not expanding rural coverage

AT&T thinks T-Mobile US' push to expand the amount of spectrum smaller carriers can bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum is more about making sure T-Mobile has less competition in bidding in urban markets than in expanding its rural coverage.

FCC names Desai as net neutrality ombudsperson

With the FCC's new net neutrality rules now in effect, the regulator has named Parul Desai to serve as the Open Internet ombudsperson, the public's primary point of contact for questions and complaints related to the new rules.

Comcast's Cohen to hold fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

Fresh off the regulatory defeat of the $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, Comcast regulatory affairs chief David L. Cohen is set to host a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

DirecTV faces 'unbridgeable chasm' in retrans talks with small broadcasters, group says

A group of smaller broadcasters has filed an emergency petition against DirecTV with the FCC, claiming the satellite TV operator isn't negotiating retransmission licensing in good faith.

Google, Broadcom, Wi-Fi Alliance push for more collaboration between LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi

Broadcom, Ericsson, Google and Verizon are just some of the stakeholders that weighed in on the FCC's request for information on current trends related to LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA). Several players in the Wi-Fi community argue that the LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi communities need closer collaboration.

EU prepares updates to data protection laws that could impact cloud service providers

Cloud services were tipped to be included in new data protection rules that are expected to be finalised by the European Union (EU) today (Jun. 15).

NYU Wireless researchers press for new mmWave safety metric

Given increased interest in using millimeter-wave (mmWave) for wireless communications, researchers at NYU Wireless are advocating for new safety metrics that are based on body temperature rather than the standard used nowadays, which is based on power density.

NCTA warns FCC that LTE-U could interfere with cable Wi-Fi

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has warned the FCC that proliferation by the wireless industry of LTE unlicensed (LTE-U) technologies could hurt the cable industry's push into Wi-Fi, which operates in many of the same unlicensed spectrum bands.

FCC's Wheeler calls for carriers, OEMs to add anti-theft measures to all phones

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called for smartphone makers and wireless carriers to add anti-theft features to all mobile phones.

CTIA shrugs off court ruling that lets FCC's net neutrality rules take effect; Sprint and T-Mobile say they will comply

CTIA shrugged off a federal appeals court decision that will let the FCC's net neutrality rules go into effect today and said it was confident that the FCC had overstepped its bounds in issuing the regulations. While Verizon Wireless and AT&T toed the line set by CTIA and other telecommunications trade groups, Sprint said it was fine complying with the net neutrality rules.