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Telecom players urge Biden, Congress to boost workforce development

February 1, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

With the Biden administration having given cues that it is interested in pursuing a major infrastructure and clean energy investment this year, a group of telecom associations joined together to urge the president and Congress to make support for broadband […]


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New Administration, New FCC, New Priorities… Now What?

January 29, 2021

Via: No Jitter

A new sheriff is in Washington, D.C., at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and his arrival means all sorts of change is heading down the pike. This includes at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has a new acting chair, Democrat Jessica […]


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FCC: Don’t use radios to commit crimes

January 19, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Here’s a timely reminder from your friendly neighborhood FCC: Don’t use ham or CB radios to communicate while you’re planning or committing a crime. Crimes like, say, violent insurrection. The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau issued the unusual warning on […]


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Telecom companies withhold political donations, targeting lawmakers who opposed election results

January 13, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

As the U.S. struggles to make sense of the violent events that unfolded last week in Washington D.C. when a mob, incited by President Trump, stormed the Capitol building while lawmakers sought to certify the election results, more and more […]


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Does the UC Industry Need More Privacy Regulation?

January 11, 2021

Via: No Jitter

One consequence of COVID-19 has been a massive adoption of IP-based communication and collaboration tools for most workers, which will have implications in the new year and well beyond 2021. But with these tools widespread use, there is a potential […]


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VMware sues former executive that left to become Nutanix’s CEO

January 4, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

VMware has filed a lawsuit against one of its former top executives that said he had violated his contractual obligations while being wooed by a rival. On Dec. 9, Nutanix announced it had hired VMware COO Rajiv Ramaswami as its […]


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FCC nudges C Band auction into higher gear

December 18, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission is increasing the number of daily rounds in the C Band auction from four to five and cutting the round-duration to just 30 minutes each, angling to push the auction toward conclusion. After 29 rounds, the […]


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It’s now officially FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington

December 15, 2020

Via: Wireless Estimator

Nathan Simington officially became an FCC Commissioner yesterday after he was sworn in by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The ceremony was a virtual event since the FCC continues to work remotely due to COVID-19 concerns. His five year term was […]


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Ericsson slings a lawsuit at Samsung over patent infringements and royalty payments

December 11, 2020

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Ericsson filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against Samsung that alleges it violated agreements to negotiate patent agreements in good faith. Ericsson has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against Samsung that alleges the South Korean company violated agreements to […]


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Senate confirms Simington as FCC Commissioner over strong objections from Democrats

December 9, 2020

Via: Wireless Estimator

Yesterday, the Senate voted 49-46 to confirm the contentious nomination of Republican Nathan Simington to the FCC, despite appeals from Democrats and advocacy groups to hold off on a vote until early next year. The confirmation handed the Biden administration […]