The China Ministry of Industry and Information (MII), announced a long-awaited restructuring of the fixed and mobile communication carriers in China.
EU Telecom Commissioner Viviane Reding, announced plans to introduce regulations for capping text message roaming fees in October.
The tax rate on wireless services is more than twice that of most other goods which are taxed around 7%.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has said he will not fine Comcast, even though the cable company violated federal policy by interfering with file-sharing customers’ networks.
The FCC plans to begin field testing prototype white space devices next week.
The FCC must bring its rules for backup power at cell sites back to the drawing board, a federal appeals court said yesterday.
The FCC released a further notice of proposed rulemaking late Friday, to provide free, nationwide, high-speed wireless Internet services using spectrum in the 2.1 GHz AWS band.
Congress has reached an agreement about proposed changes to the government’s surveillance bill.
It’s not just Tier-1 giants who can fulfill the recent FCC requirement for a national wireless emergency alert system, startups like Velleros and Movius Interactive said.
Oregon Senator Gordon Smith is sponsoring a bill that seeks to ban unwanted text-messages. Called the “Do Not Text Act of 2008”
At a public hearing yesterday, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin outlined his plan to regulate the fees wireless carriers charge consumers for ending contracts early.
European Union Telecom Commissioner Viviane Reding has warned mobile operators that the commission could introduce new legislation to standardize data roaming fees.
The FCC is scheduled to hold a hearing today regarding the fees wireless customers pay when they want out of their service contracts.
Sprint Nextel and Clearwire have filed a petition with the FCC, promising to deliver wireless Internet access across the country.
An FCC plan to provide free, nationwide wireless Internet has faltered on concerns about possible network inference and a stipulation that would require filtering of offensive content.
The FCC has scheduled a hearing June 12 to discuss fees consumers pay when they cancel wireless services before the end of their contract.
The FCC is reportedly considering a plan to auction off more airwaves, this time with the stipulation that the winner would provide free broadband Internet access to the whole country.
The FCC is considering making changes to the fees consumer’s pay when they cancel a cell phone service contract.
The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) filed a petition with the FCC asking it to investigate exclusive handset arrangements between carriers and handset manufacturers.
The FCC adopted a Second Further notice of Proposed Rulemaking Notice yesterday as part of its continued effort to create a nationwide network for emergency first responders.
A Federal Trade Commission representative warned mobile content providers that they need to be clearer about the cost of downloading mobile applications.
Late last week, Google petitioned the FCC to ensure that Verizon Wireless would follow the open access conditions set for the C Block of 700 MHz spectrum.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is under the gun about the D Block fiasco. Perhaps he should consider this suggestion for the next step.
Two UTStarcom executives were fined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, settling allegations of false financial reporting.
The FCC voted 3 to 2 in favor of capping the Universal Service Fund (USF). Subsidies paid out from the fund will be capped at the spending levels of March of this year; estimates range from $1.3 to $1.4 billion a year. Telecoms serving tribal lands and Alaska native lands are exempt from the cap.