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Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadlines

Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines now and through early April apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any questions.  March 1, 2017 – Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Report – Facilities-based providers of broadband … Continue Reading

SoftBank Accelerates Sprint/T-Mobile Speculation

The industry's least-secret mega merger possibility of 2017 is on people's minds on this long holiday weekend (for the US anyway). Softbank, which owns some 80% of Sprint, has apparently said that it is prepared to cede control of the #4 US wireless carrier to T-Mobile US if that's what it takes to make a […]

Vodafone India, Idea may announce a merger soon

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are reportedly on the verge of finalizing the terms of a major merger that would create India's largest operator by subscribers.... [visit site to read more]

Charter Considers Fixed Wireless for Business Services

News this week: Charter's fixed wireless plans, big changes in tech, risks in connected cars, Bluetooth popularity, and Verizon's purchase of Skyward.

Second Circuit Gives Belated Valentine’s Day Gift to Music Licensees by Ruling for Sirius XM Regarding Its Use of Pre-72 Sound Recordings

We previously told you about the Christmas gift that New York’s highest state court had given to licensees that play “oldies” recordings by finding that the owners of those recordings had no right to demand payment when the recordings were publicly performed in New York.  That ruling came in one of many lawsuits that Flo … Continue Reading

Friday Bytes: Wilcon, Parcus, GENBAND, BroadSoft

TGIF, here's a quick look at four contract other wins spanning disparate segments and technologies from this week:... [visit site to read more]

Incentive Auction: Carrier Bidding Gets Specific

FHH has been following the FCC’s broadcast incentive auction, see the latest stories here and here. Now the auction moves to the next stage — where wireless participants will bid on specific spectrum blocks. This next step, which the Commission calls “assignment phase bidding” begins on March 6th. The 600 MHz band plan is designed … Continue Reading

Looks Like Verizon Will Get a Discount on Yahoo

Reports are emerging that Verizon's purchase of Yahoo won't be stopped by the hacking revelations from last year.  However, the price tag will likely have a visible dent.  In the fall, Yahoo revealed intrusions in which hundreds of millions of accounts may have been compromised in 2013 and 2014.... [visit site to read more]

Is Critical Infrastructure Ready for Cyberattacks?

The protection of critical assets is haphazard and cybercriminals are growing more confident and ambitious in their selection of targets.

Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, Equinix, Interoute

Here's a set of quick-takes on some news from around the sector and the world lately:... [visit site to read more]

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