An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could lead to greater efforts to censor Web content and stifle innovation in cyberspace.
The FCC is saying it intends to limit the use of Dish Network's AWS-4 spectrum, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal. FCC officials told the paper that they are leaning towards limiting Dish's 40 MHz of AWS-4 spectrum to prevent interference with the H-block, a chunk of spectrum in which Sprint has expressed interest.
The FCC is saying it intends to limit the use of Dish's spectrum. FCC officials said that they are leaning toward limiting Dish's 40 MHz of AWS-4 spectrum to prevent interference with the H-block, a chunk of spectrum in which Sprint has expressed interest.
Verizon Wireless announced that it has agreed to sell Oklahoma-based Panhandle Telecommunications Systems licenses for spectrum in the 700 MHz B-block. The spectrum covers 12 counties in the northwest part of Texas. The sale is subject to FCC approval.
Enablence Technologies has negotiated the sale of its wholly owned Swiss subsidiary, Enablence Switzerland (ENA Switzerland), to Albiva Holdings for a total purchase price of $2 million and the repayment of an intercompany loan over the next 12 months.
Patents are still very much in the news. I discussed a broad review of patents in my last column. This month, I will drill down a bit. I hope you went to Google Patents and downloaded one or more just to see what they look like. Only utility patents will be discussed.
The FCC has a plan to induce broadcasters to give up some of their frequency spectrum assignments so that more spectrum becomes available for mobile communications. But the FCC plan might also bump the radio astronomy scientists out of off-air TV Channel 37.
The 3GPP has approved technical specifications for 40 MHz of AWS-4 spectrum controlled by Dish Network. The 3GPP's approval will allow Dish the necessary technical blueprints needed to design and build everything from cell phone chipsets to broadband networks.
Google and Dish Network have reportedly been in talks recently about teaming up on a wireless service, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal that cited people familiar with the matter. The report notes that the talks could amount to nothing.
Time Warner Cable released two reports as part of its Research Program on Digital Communications. The program was designed to increase understanding of the benefits and challenges facing digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and community.
Verizon has agreed to sell a portion of its lower 700 MHz B-block spectrum to Nortex Communications, an independent telephone company based in Muenster, Texas. The spectrum is part of Verizon's holding in the 700 MHz A- and B-blocks.
Time Warner Cable was hit with two class-action lawsuits in regard to its decision to charge its data customers a cable modem lease fee of $3.95 a month. The lawsuits were filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of New York.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers officially announced the formation of its SCTE Veterans Network (Vet-Net), which is a program that was designed to assist veterans of United States armed forces to make the transition to careers in the cable telecommunications industry.
Bucking the trend of cable operators losing basic video subscribers, Suddenlink Communications actually added a total of 200 in the third quarter en route to chalking up some solid financial results. Suddenlink reported third-quarter revenues of $511.9 million.
Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo told analysts that the company is accelerating the deployment of its LTE network, which already has a wide lead over AT&T’s LTE coverage. Verizon Wireless now plans to complete its LTE rollout by the middle of next year.