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Confirmed: T-Mobile to launch unlicensed LTE at 5 GHz, possibly next year

It looks as though T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers using License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz spectrum band, possibly as early as next year.

Frontier's Abernathy: We can meet the FCC's aggressive CAF-II timeline

Frontier Communications acknowledges that while there are clearly going to be challenges in meeting the FCC's new requirement to deliver 10 Mbps of broadband service in rural areas under Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF), the service provider is confident it can meet the challenge.

TV Everywhere is still behind the curve as OTT builds strength

Pure-play over-the-top video is continuing to eat TV Everywhere's lunch when it comes to time spent viewing videos (one of the most important new metrics in the industry). In today's spotlight, we take a look at one of FierceCable 's biggest stories of the year, which explains why TV Everywhere has not taken off.

Report: Telstra confirms interest in acquiring Pacnet

Telstra has entered into talks to acquire Hong Kong-based submarine cable operator Pacnet in a deal that could be worth up to $1.04 billion, reports the  Australian Business Review.

Europe lays out foundation for 5G wireless

5G wireless may still be an emerging concept, but already European wireless operators, vendors, regulators and standards bodies are building a solution that some say could "fundamentally change society." 

Telenor Hungary offers 'MyCard' mobile banking service to drive customer loyalty

The CEO of Telenor's Hungarian business said a new mobile banking service launched in the country provides a boost to the operator's customer experience by providing a new form of banking to consumers.

BT's plan to buy EE raises questions about O2's future

BT's announcement this week that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange over a potential acquisition of EE was generally given the thumbs up by analysts and industry players, although one question now being asked is what a successful deal might mean for rival mobile operator O2 UK and its parent company Telefónica.

Analysts: T-Mobile rollover data plan unlikely to provoke response from Verizon, AT&T or Sprint

T-Mobile US' latest "uncarrier" move, to offer new and existing customers rollover data, could improve its business on the margins and boost its brand image, but it is unlikely to have a major impact or provoke a reaction from competitors, according to financial and industry analysts.

Orange's Mobistar takes further steps towards return to convergence play

Belgium-based mobile operator Mobistar has taken its first concrete steps towards resuming sales of fixed-line services with tests of its Internet and digital TV services on cable networks and the recruitment of its first external test users in the Charleroi borough.

AT&T: 75% of network will be software-driven by 2020

AT&T is leading the way to a world of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), making good on some of the promises it laid out earlier this year.