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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.

Frontier will gain revenue benefits from CAF-II program, says Jefferies

Frontier, a telco that's focused on serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, may see a large revenue gain in the next year by expanding broadband services through the second phase of the Connect America Fund (CAF-II). Financial analyst firm Jefferies said in a research report that out of all of the telcos that accepted CAF-II funding, Frontier should benefit the most with "2016 revenue/EBITDA up +2.8 percent /+6.8 percent relative to the prior support mechanism."

AT&T's Stephens: We'll meet our FTTH goals by extending fiber from existing builds

AT&T is not afraid of meeting its ambitious goal to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to an additional 11.7 million locations it agreed to meet as one of the tenets with the FCC to get approval of its DirecTV acquisition.

Signals Research finds impact of LTE-U on real-time apps running over Wi-Fi is 'relatively modest'

LAS VEGAS--Research firm Signals Research Group (SRG) presented its third-party assessment of LTE-U and Wi-Fi co-existence at the CTIA Super Mobility 2015 conference Wednesday, showing that the impact of LTE-U on real-time applications running over Wi-Fi was relatively modest and largely comparable to the impact of introducing a new Wi-Fi access point into the channel.

Analyst: U.S. leadership in 4G can carry over into 5G

While U.S. operators remain focused on 4G and using the spectrum bought in the auction that ended earlier this year and whatever spectrum becomes available via next year's incentive auction, they're working with network equipment providers on a path to 5G before the 5G standards are written.

Does Verizon's CAF-II refusal mean another wireline asset sale is coming?

Verizon's recent decision to turn down the $144 million of the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II) comes at a time when new rumors have emerged that it could hang up more of its wireline assets. So who would be the potential bidders for Verizon's wireline assets?

TCS to deliver NFV for all its messaging, location technology by end of 2015

LAS VEGAS--TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) promises to offer network functions virtualization (NFV) for all of its technology solutions for location-based services and messaging by year's end.

Frontier says sharing West Va. dark fiber network with Citynet would chill investments

Frontier told the West Virginia Public Service Commission that it should not be required to share dark fiber facilities with competitive provider Citynet, claiming that it would chill overall fiber network investments in the state.