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Vodafone Group leaves race for Lebanese mobile operator management

Vodafone Group dropped out of the race to gain a Lebanese management contract that would have seen it run one of the county's two government-owned mobile operators, Reuters reported.  

Ericsson, Swisscom claim European first in LTE carrier aggregation

Ericsson said Swisscom is the first operator in Europe to launch three-carrier aggregation combining LTE FDD and TDD modes in a commercial network on chipsets available from Qualcomm.

Atlantic Broadband becomes nation's 12th largest cable operator with $200M purchase of MetroCast

Atlantic Broadband said it is now the 12th largest cable operator in the United States thanks to its just-completed acquisition of MetroCast from Harron Communications for $200 million. Announced in June, the closing of the deal solidifies Atlantic Broadband's owner, Canada's Cogeco Cable, as a notable player in the U.S. cable market.

FCC lays out 600 MHz auction roadmap, will kick off process in 'early fall'

The FCC is laying out its plans to hold next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum by the end of March, and said it will start by releasing a public notice for broadcasters in "early fall" about how the application process will unfold.

CenturyLink, Consolidated, TDS ask FCC to revamp retransmission consent rules

A group of telcos including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS have asked the FCC to bring consistency to the retransmission consent negotiation process.

Lost in transition: YouTube creators bristle over losing revenue to Facebook video

Facebook may be helping to build an online video dream market for marketers, who now have another user-heavy option on which to place their ads, but for YouTube-based content creators, the social media giant is becoming a nightmare as lost views impact their revenue.

Hawaiian Telcom accepts $26M in CAF II funds to extend broadband to 11K new locations

Hawaiian Telcom will take $26 million in the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF-II) funding to extend 10/1 Mbps capable broadband service to over 11,000 unserved rural locations. With a focus on neighbor islands in Hawaii, the telco is now working on a deployment timeline for the six-year period, beginning in 2015 through 2020.

U.S. Cellular, C Spire, Shentel and nTelos round out top wireless carrier list

As the second quarter earnings season comes to a close, FierceWireless is ranking the nation's top wireless carriers in terms of subscribers, revenues, ARPU, churn and more. And perhaps the most notable element in this quarter's ranking is the fact that T-Mobile US has handily passed Sprint to become the nation's third largest wireless network operator with a total of almost 59 million customers.

Ranking the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers

Thanks to a partnership between  FierceWireless  and Strategy Analytics, we're bringing you all of the charts and stats to make sense of the second-quarter earnings season for the top eight U.S. wireless carriers.  Special report. 

Comcast tests $10 per month broadband plan for low-income seniors

Comcast is testing a new $10 per month broadband plan for low-income seniors that will provide broadband service, a free modem and a Wi-Fi router as well as access to digital literacy training materials. The service is being piloted in San Francisco and Palm Beach, Fla., and does not require a contract, installation fee or credit chec