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FCC details an additional $524 million in rural broadband projects funded under CAF II

July 18, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has authorized the largest amount yet for rural broadband expansion funded by the Connect America Fund II auction: $524 million, which will be spent on projects over the next decade to connect more than 200,000 unserved […]


Regulations

FCC says its jurisdiction rules in pole pricing rift between Crown Castle and ComEd

July 16, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

Crown Castle Fiber accused Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) last month of breaking FCC rules by charging excessive pole attachment fees and denying the company access to hundreds of poles. ComEd filed a motion to dismiss both charges, arguing that […]


Regulations

Have FCC updates to small cell rules had an impact on deployment process?

July 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

In September last year, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed an order meant to make it easier for operators to deploy small cells and other wireless infrastructure by superseding state- and local-level regulations. The regulatory body, which passed the rule […]


Regulations

Education will be harmed after contentious vote that opened up 2.5 GHz band: FCC Democrats

July 11, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

In a controversial 3-2 vote yesterday, the FCC agreed to free up the 2.5 GHz band of wireless spectrum for 5G services. Known as the Educational Broadband Service, the band had been used for educational purposes since the 1960s by […]


Regulations

US government confirms it will issue licenses to sell parts to Huawei

July 10, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed that the U.S. government will issue licenses to local companies seeking to sell components to Chinese vendor Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Reuters reported. Speaking at a conference in Washington […]


Regulations

Are Corporate Provided Smart Phones A Taxable Benefit?

July 8, 2019

Via: Telecom Reseller

Telecommunications and taxes are inseparable. In the United States a tax and surcharge burden of 20% to 40% or more on a telecom invoice is not uncommon. There’s another type of tax for employers to consider, though, when providing cell […]


Regulations

Huawei founder says Trump’s reprieve won’t have ‘much impact’ – Financial Times

July 2, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Huawei chairman and founder Ren Zhengfei isn’t putting much stock in President Trump’s decision to ease some of the restrictions for U.S. companies selling their components to Huawei. On Saturday, Trump said the ban his administration put in place was […]


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Comcast Business adds managed router VNF to ActiveCore platform

June 28, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

After launching SD-WAN two years ago on its ActiveCore platform, Comcast Business is now offering managed routers on the same platform. Comcast Business booted up the managed router offering in April, according to Comcast Business’ Jody Hagemann, senior director of […]


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Huawei drills into patent dispute with Verizon

June 27, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Ahead of President Trump’s planned meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Huawei drilled down on its patent claims against Verizon during a Thursday press conference. Speaking at a press conference at the company’s headquarters, Song Liuping, Huawei’s chief legal officer, […]


Regulations

Ligado Networks presses its license mod case with FCC

June 26, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Ligado Networks is tired of waiting for the Federal Communications Commission to decide on modifications to its existing spectrum licenses to support 5G services for industrial and commercial users, and it yesterday filed a petition under Section 7 of the […]