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Norway postpones 1800 MHz auction for an indefinite period

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) postponed its planned auction of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band due to the uncertainties caused by TeliaSonera's plan to buy Tele2 Norway.

FCC gets to work on Comcast-TWC: Denies L.A. extension request, orders info

Signaling the long-awaited ramp-up of its merger review process, the Federal Communications Commission has asked Comcast to provide detailed information on its cable and ISP systems, as well as its interconnection arrangements with various online providers.

Sprint ally China Mobile pushes FCC on TD-LTE in 3.5 GHz band

One of the more interesting filings in the FCC's ongoing 3.5 GHz proceeding is a letter submitted by China Mobile, the world's largest wireless operator, which pushes the TD-LTE agenda.

Sprint takes T-Mobile's side in data roaming dispute with AT&T, Verizon

Somewhat predictably, Sprint is backing T-Mobile US in T-Mobile's dispute with AT&T Mobility over data roaming rates. Also unsurprisingly, Verizon Wireless is supporting AT&T's position that T-Mobile's proposed remedies in the matter are unwarranted.

TeliaSonera latest to reveal authorities' communication-interception requests

TeliaSonera received 1,145 requests for lawful interception of subscribers' communications from Swedish authorities in the first half of 2014, over half the total number of requests received in the country in all of 2013.

Comcast-TWC deal draws 43K public comments as L.A. mayor asks FCC to extend deadline

With the carriage impasse over Time Warner Cable's SportsNet LA taking center stage in Los Angeles political arena, Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked the FCC to extend the Sept. 8 public comment deadline for the merger of Comcast and TWC.

Comcast's Cohen to regulators: 'Don't make us the next Blockbuster'

Stumping for regulatory approval of his company's proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, Comcast executive VP David L. Cohen reached for a rather interesting simile: federal regulators' decision in 2005 to stop Blockbuster from acquiring Hollywood Video.

Spectrum crunch report: There are 'persistent errors' in projections of demand for wireless

According to a new research paper, worries over a looming "spectrum crunch" may not be accurate. The paper investigated recent forecasts including the estimate of a 275 MHz spectrum shortage by 2014 from the FCC and an estimate of a 1,280-MHz to 1,720-MHz spectrum shortage by 2020 from the ITU.

AT&T, DirecTV demand that FCC not extend comment period on merger review

Public Knowledge and the Community Broadband Networks Initiative have asked the Federal Communications Commission to extend the public comment deadline beyond Sept. 16 for the proposed AT&T and DirecTV merger. But on Wednesday, the two communications giants countered that the FCC should not consider this request.

SportsNet LA standoff could 'undermine' TWC-Comcast merger, but FCC is mum

As the carriage impasse over Time Warner Cable's new regional sports network home for the L.A. Dodgers enters its sixth month, speculation is emerging that the standoff could negatively impact the proposed merger between TWC and Comcast.