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.
The FCC inspector general said that the advisory company to public safety groups was not responsible for the D Block of spectrum failing to reach its minimum bid in the commission’s recent auction.
More than one year after the FCC issued a mandate to improve backup power at telecommunications sites, operators continue to confront challenges
Alvarion announced commercial availability and FCC authorization for its 802.16e BreezeMAX 3650 base station
In line with yesterday’s deadline for comments on the FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking regarding reforms to the Universal Service Fund, CTIA has said that the need for reform within the fund is “urgent”.
In light of the European Union’s (EU) recent plan to allow voice calls on airlines, several U.S. representatives are proposing legislation that would ban the use of voice services
An assortment of speakers and elected officials did not reach any significant conclusions for America’s lack of a wireless public safety network in a congressional hearing yesterday
The recently completed FCC auction for 700 MHz spectrum licenses is the subject of a congressional hearing today for the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.
India's Telecom Regulatory Authority has recommended that mobile operators implement number portability
Responding to the FCC's announcement that it had adopted a framework for a national emergency alert program, Verizon Wireless said that it "applauded" the decision.
In related news, Verizon Wireless has deployed 19,500 internationally enabled BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphones to more than 56 FBI offices around the world.
The FCC has approved a plan to create a nationwide alert system that would send text messages to wireless subscribers in case of certain emergencies.
According to reports in the Bahrain Tribune, Arab regulators have met to recommend that Arab mobile operators lower international roaming rates.
India isn’t looking to ban BlackBerrys, contrary to previous speculation, telecommunications secretary Siddhartha Behura told Reuters and other media.
Boston-based Pipeline Wireless announced that it has been awarded a nationwide WiMAX license in the newly released 3.65 GHz band from the FCC.
The European Commission (EU) announced an EU-wide plan to allow travelers to use mobile phones to talk, text or send e-mails on planes.
Who was that walking around the show floor flanked by security yesterday? It was none other than former presidential candidates Fred Thompson and John Edwards, who took a tour of the show floor, visiting the likes of Kyocera, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and Motorola, after their keynote at CTIA Wireless 2008.
FCC Chair Kevin Martin said he was opposed to putting more open access regulations on wireless networks at this time. Martin said that more regulation isn’t necessary at this time, since carriers have already begun measures to open up their networks.