Telecommunications

  • December 4, 2007

    Private Equity Firm Opposes Sirius, XM Merger

    A minority-owned private equity firm filed its opposition to the proposed merger of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., saying the deal runs afoul of antitrust laws.

  • December 3, 2007

    Ericcson Faces Investor Suit After Drop In Stock

    A lawsuit filed against Swedish telecommunications systems provider Ericsson LM Telephone Co. alleges it lied to investors about the demand for its mobile network equipment, a move that lessened the value of the stock.

  • December 3, 2007

    Alltel Settles With SEC Over Divestment Orders

    Alltel Corp. has agreed to shell out $1.325 million to settle charges that it violated a pair of court orders requiring it to divest its operations in four rural Minnesota areas in order to get its $1.1 billion purchase of Midwest Wireless Holdings LLC approved.

  • December 3, 2007

    Alltel Vows To Seek Sanctions Against Speedus

    Alltel Corp. will pursue sanctions against rival wireless company Speedus Corp. for filing a lawsuit over two patents related to wireless transmission technology that Alltel says is frivolous, according to one of Alltel's lawyers.

  • November 30, 2007

    Miranda Settles Lengthy TV Technology Suit

    Broadcast software maker Miranda Technologies Inc. has thrown in the towel in its two-year court battle over television image resolution and noise reduction technology, announcing it will settle with plaintiffs.

  • November 28, 2007

    FCC Delays "Premature" Vote On Minority Ownership

    The Federal Communications Commission has put off its vote on an initiative aimed at placing more broadcast services in the hands of women and minorities, delaying a move that some say could have ushered in even more media consolidation.

  • November 28, 2007

    FCC Chairman Compromises On Cable Industry Study

    Embattled Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin was unable Tuesday to get a majority of his fellow commissioners to approve a controversial study showing that the cable industry has a large enough market share to allow the FCC to impose stricter regulations.

  • November 29, 2007

    After Restatement, Leap Wireless Hit With Suit

    An investor in Leap Wireless International Inc. has initiated a putative class action accusing the mobile carrier of inflating its stock price by making material misstatements and omissions to raise reported revenues.

  • November 27, 2007

    Adelphia Estate To Pay Comcast $9M

    Comcast Corp., which along with Time Warner Inc. agreed to purchase all the assets of bankrupt cable company Adelphia Communications Corp., will receive $9 million in cash from the Adelphia estate and will drop its remaining claims, according to a new court ruling.

  • November 28, 2007

    Class Action Filed Over Virgin's IPO

    A putative class of buyers into Virgin Mobile USA's Oct. 12 initial public offering has asked a court to rescind the IPO, saying the wireless company misstated its status, making for a stock that now trades at one-half of its initial value.

  • November 26, 2007

    Judge Vacates Willfulness Finding Against Qualcomm

    A federal judge has vacated his finding that Qualcomm Inc.'s infringement of Broadcom Corp. patents related to cell phone technology was willful, slashing Broadcom's award from $39.3 million to $19.6 million.

  • November 26, 2007

    Motorola, Cable Makers Lash Out At Rembrandt

    Motorola Inc. and six other cable equipment manufacturers have launched an attack on Rembrandt Technologies LP after the patent-holding company sued their customers over digital television and high-speed Internet patents.

  • November 26, 2007

    Court Upholds AT&T's Sale Of Partnership Assets

    The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday axed the last issues from a suit that limited partners in nine AT&T Wireless Inc.-controlled cell phone businesses had filed against the wireless giant over its sale of the partnerships' assets.

  • November 20, 2007

    T-Mobile Will Object To IPhone Injunction

    Deutsche Telekom AG has vowed to fight a German court’s injunction on selling models of Apple Inc.'s iPhone that are only compatible with the telecom giant's T-Mobile subsidiary.

  • November 20, 2007

    Republicans Urge FCC to Rethink Proposals

    A group of Republican lawmakers is urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider about a new round of proposals that aim to tighten its regulatory authority over the cable industry.

  • November 20, 2007

    Cingular, Ericsson Deny Prepaid Patent Infringement

    Cingular Wireless LLC and Ericsson Inc. responded to a small telecom firm’s amended infringement complaint Friday with strident denials of wrong-doing and a litany of counterclaims, including one accusing the plaintiff of inequitable conduct.

  • November 19, 2007

    $8.8M Radio Shack Settlement Becomes Effective

    The effective date for an $8.8 million coordinated class and collective action settlement aimed at resolving litigation accusing Radio Shack Corp. of misclassifying store managers as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay requirements has passed, clearing the way for distributions to be sent out.

  • November 19, 2007

    Nokia Moves To Stay Qualcomm Patent Battle

    A bid by cellular giant Qualcomm Inc. to stay rival Nokia Corp.'s claims in the ongoing patent battle between the two companies has prompted Nokia to demand a stay of its own.

  • November 16, 2007

    Siemens' Global Bribery Scheme Revealed

    Trouble-ridden German electronics conglomerate Siemens AG reportedly paid a total of 77 bribes worth €12 million to cabinet ministers and other officials in Nigeria, Russia and Libya to win cushy contracts for telecommunications equipment.

  • November 16, 2007

    After More Divestitures, AT&T Wraps Up Dobson Deal

    Promising to shed some rural operations at the request of competition regulators, AT&T Inc. has completed its $2.8 billion acquisition of wireless provider Dobson Communications Corp.