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AT&T settles FTC data throttling complaint for $60 million

November 6, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

This week AT&T agreed to settle a 2014 complaint from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that alleged the carrier “failed to adequately disclose to its unlimited data plan customers that, if, they reach a certain amount of data use in […]


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Sprint loses $274 million in Q2, impacted by Lifeline reimbursements

November 4, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

While Sprint reported growth in postpaid net additions during the second quarter of 2019, the carrier lost 91,000 of its most lucrative phone connections in the latest quarter and also lost more than 450,000 connections through its wholesale and affiliate […]


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ANM amplifies its cloud calling offerings through Cisco, FCC certifications

October 31, 2019

Via: Telecom Reseller

IT consulting group ANM has begun offering enhanced cloud calling solutions following advanced-tier certifications from Cisco and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). ANM is now one of only a few US service providers certified to offer complete Cisco cloud calling, […]


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VoIP Legality: What Does Federal Inaction Mean?

October 29, 2019

Via: No Jitter

The Supreme Court decision, released on Monday, Oct. 21, not to hear an appeal of a case about whether Charter Advanced Services’ VoIP offering can be regulated by the Minnesota public utilities commission (PUC) has major implications for the communications […]


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U.S firms show initial interest in Huawei’s 5G licensing proposal: report

October 22, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies is in early-stage negotiations with a number of U.S. telecommunications firm regarding the potential licensing of its 5G technology to them, Reuters reported, citing a company executive. Vincent Pang, SVP and board director at Huawei, confirmed […]


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FCC to amend tariffing rules and expedite 800 MHz band reconfiguration

October 21, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an open meeting at the end of this week. The meeting will address a number of issues including wireline competition, public safety & homeland security and media. Specifically, the FCC will consider an […]


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T-Mobile-Sprint merger passes along party lines at FCC, but deal is still in limbo until December

October 16, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

The FCC approved the controversial T-Mobile-Sprint $26.5 billion merger along party lines today, closing the FCC’s review. Democratic Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks voted against the deal, with Rosenworcel being the most vociferant. “We’ve all seen what happens when […]


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Huawei: Friendly regulators, vertical collaborations key to 5G success

October 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Successful 5G deployments is about more than consumers and enterprises; it requires buy-in and accommodation from governments and regulators as well, Huawei Deputy Chairman Ken Hu said in the opening keynote of the 10th Mobile Broadband Forum hosted this week […]


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The Sunday Brief: What the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling means for (California) consumers

October 14, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Greetings from New York City (aerial shot of Manhattan pictured), Philadelphia and Davidson/ Charlotte. This week’s Sunday Brief is kind of lengthy but worth careful reading as we have entered a new phase of state-based regulation (many current and former […]


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European Commission flags risks associated with 5G network deployments

October 11, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The European Commission (EC) has published a report on the European Union coordinated risk assessment on cybersecurity in 5G networks, in which it outlines a number of risks associated with the deployment of 5G network infrastructure. This report is part […]