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Snowden Leak Implicates NSA in Hacking of Gemalto SIM Cards

February 20, 2015 9:18 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Gemalto said in a statement Friday it could not immediately confirm the reported hack and "had no prior knowledge that these agencies were conducting...                      

Take A Look: Is Your Phone Spying on You? Probably

February 18, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

Smarpthones are our constant companions, but are they always secure? Probably not. Take a look and see just how vulnerable your information may...

Verizon Says No Need for More Large Spectrum Buys, Dish Slumps

February 17, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is happy with how it did in the FCC’s Auction 97 and doesn’t anticipate it will...                                                    


AT&T CEO to FCC: “There Will Be Litigation”

February 13, 2015 1:51 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Stephenson was less sure what form that litigation could take, saying it could come as an industry movement.                                      

Dramatic Drop in Smartphone Thefts Suggests "Kill Switches" Work

February 12, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The push to implement kill switches in mobile devices has been an on-going effort, involving a massive collaboration between legislators, law enforcement, regulators,  and device manufacturers.                      

Wheeler: Expect a Modernized Title II, Not the Hybrid Approach

February 11, 2015 3:16 pm | by Brian Santo, CED | News | Comments

The FCC will use a modernized version of Title II with Section 706 as a “one-two” punch...                                          

Sprint’s Bye Says Title II Won’t Stop AT&T, Verizon From Investing

February 11, 2015 11:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Speaking with Reuters, Bye said that Sprint’s competitors' argument is presenting a “situation that won’t play out.”                                   

Senators Push Wi-Fi Innovation Act to Senate

February 10, 2015 2:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), and cosponsored by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA).


Big Fine in China Hurts Qualcomm’s Earnings Outlook

February 9, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Qualcomm said it was disappointed with the results of the investigation, but added that was pleased that the NDRC has reviewed and...                                                   

ARM Acquisition Aims to Secure IoT Communications

February 9, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

ARM says the acquistion will help developers using the company's ARM mbed platform to design and build IoT products with...                                         

Are Automakers Securing the Connected Car?

February 9, 2015 9:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Half the manufacturers said they wirelessly transfer information on driving history from vehicles to another location, often using third-party companies, and most don't describe...                

Senators Call for Investigation into Verizon Wireless 'Supercookies'

February 6, 2015 3:18 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless...                                                                                

Regulator Really, Really Dislikes Obama’s Title II Proposal

February 6, 2015 12:47 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“For that reason, if you like dealing with the IRS, you are going to love the President’s plan,” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said in a statement.                                                       


FCC Ups Maximum Opening Bids for Incentive Auction

February 6, 2015 12:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The FCC's Incentive Auction Task Force has updated information on the upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction and the value of broadcasters' spectrum holidings...                                               

SmartWatch: Going Once, Going Twice...Sold to Dish Network

February 5, 2015 10:59 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The FCC's AWS-3 auction got off to a fast-paced start and then an excrutiating grind to the finish line. But we made it...                                                  

Just the Facts: Net Neutrality and What It All Means

February 5, 2015 10:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer: | News | Comments

This principle of fairness, known as "net neutrality," will go up for a vote on Feb. 26 among the FCC's five commissioners. But what does "net neutrality" really mean to you?

Update: Wheeler Goes Nuclear with Title II Announcement

February 4, 2015 11:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The opening salvo in what could be the biggest war the wireless industry has ever seen was just launched Thursday by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler....                      

Visualized: How Important Is Network Security?

February 2, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

It's a brave new world out there, with threats lying just behind every click and within every poorly conceived password. Check out this rundown on how important it is...                            

UPDATE: FCC Commissioner Slams Dish Network’s AWS-3 Auction Discounts

February 2, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Monday released a scathing statement, slamming the FCC for allowing companies to abuse the Designated Entity (DE) program and...                                    

FCC Knocks AT&T with Fine for Illegal Operations

February 2, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Enforcement Bureau said it examined the licensing history of approximately 250 AT&T stations and determined that...                                      

Recap: Where We're at with Net Neutrality

February 2, 2015 10:01 am | by Annew Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

The commissioners will vote Feb. 26. Wheeler is expected to have the support of the other two Democratic commissioners. The two Republican commissioners have made clear...                       

AT&T Will Begin Deploying Its New AWS-3 Spectrum in 2017

January 30, 2015 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T came away from the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction as the big winner, spending $18.2 billion for what it calls a “near nationwide contiguous 10x10 MHz block.”                         

AWS-3 Auction Results Show AT&T, Verizon, Dish as Big Spenders

January 30, 2015 1:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T poured the most money into the auction, shelling out $18.2 billion in provisional winning bids (PWB).                                                  

FCC Pushes New Rules to Improve E911 Location Accuracy

January 29, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules acknowledge that wireless carriers will need to time to implement technology that will help to improve location data on "E911" calls...                                          

Washington Glowing Over AWS-3 Auction Results

January 29, 2015 2:12 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“This is great news.  I don’t think anyone imagined we’d raise this much money,” U.S. Senator Nelson said in a statement.                                                                 

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