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Archive for the 'FCC Actions' Category

Mobile Carriers Object to Increased Net Neutrality Rules

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 11th, 2014

This week speec FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted the agency is considering net neutrality guidelines that would apply to wireless carriers. In its original guidelines, the FCC drew a line between wired and wireless networks, getting wireless operators off the hook due to their limited spectrum. Wheeler highlighted Microsoft’s letter to the FCC, saying the […]

AWS Auction Prevents Current Dish Move for T-Mobile?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen is still interested in a deal with T-Mobile, according to a Bloomberg report. Merger talks between T-Mobile and Sprint broke down last month. Iliad in late July made a $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile, valuing the carrier at $33 per share. Earlier, AT&T wanted to buy T-Mobile for […]

CTIA Wants Faster Cell Siting

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker wants the FCC to take further steps to reform the wireless cell siting process to speed up the deployment of network infrastructure, notes Fierce Wireless. In an op-ed in The Hill, Baker wrote that “a commonsense national approach to further streamline and modernize the wireless siting process is long overdue” […]

Cellular on Unlicensed Bands

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 21st, 2014

Researchers working on next-gen cellular technologies are exploring cellular services on unlicensed 3.5 GHz, 5GHz and even 60 GHz, reports EE Times. Companies like DoCoMo, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia and Qualcomm are looking at using unlicensed spectrum for subscription LTE services because LTE is said to increase capacity and reliability over WiFi technolgoy. Japanese cellco NTT […]

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network Proposed for United States

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input about a possible federal standard for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, which would let cars automatically exchange information, such as whether they’re close to each other. On Monday, the NHTSA published a research report and issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in hopes of collecting […]

French Operator Iliad Bids for T-Mobile US

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2014

French upstart telecommunications company Iliad, which is known as “Free Mobile” in France, has made an offer for T-Mobile US, reports the Wall Street Journal. The bid would counter one by Sprint for the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. Iliad, in a news release, said it offered $15 billion in cash for 56.6% of […]