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Telecommunications

  • March 6, 2012

    China To Investigate Korean Optical Fiber For Dumping

    China’s Ministry of Commerce said Monday it will launch an interim review on dumping and dumping margins for imports of dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber originating from South Korean companies LS Cable & System Ltd. and Optomagic Co. Ltd.

  • March 6, 2012

    T-Mobile, Sprint Urge Release Of Verizon Spectrum Deal Docs

    T-Mobile USA Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and several advocacy organizations urged the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to halt Verizon Wireless’ spectrum purchasing arrangement with cable companies until the public can view cross-marketing agreements the group considers potentially anti-competitive.

  • March 5, 2012

    Verizon Tells FCC Its $4B Spectrum Buy Won't Hurt Competition

    Verizon Communications Inc. on Friday defended its plans to snatch up wireless spectrum licenses from Comcast Corp. and others for about $3.9 billion, telling the Federal Communications Commission that such an endeavor would serve the public interest and wouldn’t stifle competition.

  • March 5, 2012

    Google Mass Texts Aren’t Protected Speech, Judge Says

    A California federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a proposed class action claiming a Google Inc. group texting service illegally spammed consumers, rejecting the Internet services giant's argument that the First Amendment protected the texts.

  • March 2, 2012

    Feds Eye 6 Years For Ex-Pegasus CEO In Stock Fraud

    Federal prosecutors on Thursday implored a California federal judge to sentence the former CEO of Pegasus Wireless Corp. to 6 1/2 years in prison for a stock-selling fraud that bilked investors and aided the networking technology company's demise.

  • March 2, 2012

    FCC To Review Wireless Service Shutdown Regulations

    The Federal Communications Commission sought input Thursday on when authorities should be allowed to block wireless service for public safety reasons, in the wake of a service shutdown last year in San Francisco designed to disrupt rumored protests.

  • March 1, 2012

    PBS, Others Target TV Streaming Startup In IP Suit

    Univision Television Group Inc., the Public Broadcasting Service and other media companies sued IAC/InterActive Corp.-backed Aereo Inc. in New York federal court Thursday, claiming the startup's plan to stream digital versions of television signals is copyright infringement.

  • March 1, 2012

    AT&T, Verizon, Others Escape Antitrust Class Action

    A California federal judge tossed a putative antitrust class action over multimedia messaging brought by multimedia content owners and producers against AT&T Mobility LLC, Verizon Wireless and others Thursday, finding that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring antitrust claims against participants in a different market.

  • February 29, 2012

    PE Firms Pour $100M Into Russian Cell Tower Co.

    Russian telecommunications company Russian Towers LLC has landed $100 million in private equity investments from Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund, ADM Capital and others to expand its cellular tower portfolio, investor UFG Private Equity said Wednesday.

  • February 29, 2012

    Apple Accused Of Violating Network-Essential Patents

    Germany-based Core Wireless Licensing Sarl slammed Apple Inc. with a patent infringement lawsuit Wednesday in Texas federal court, saying the company’s iPad and iPhone infringe eight Core Wireless patents essential to compliance with cellular network standards.

  • February 29, 2012

    Songwriters Want Antitrust Probe Of EU Broadcasters

    A group of composers and songwriters has filed a complaint with the European Commission accusing prominent broadcasters of diminishing competition by forcing them to hand over the rights to their copyrighted work at unfair prices, the group said Wednesday.

  • February 28, 2012

    Orbit One Seeks $10M Over Allegedly Defective GPS Parts

    Orbit One Communications LLC and Numerex Solutions LLC hit Morey Corp. with a $10 million suit in Georgia federal court Tuesday alleging it supplied defective component parts for GPS wireless tracking devices, in breach of a business services agreement.

  • February 27, 2012

    Microsoft Suffers Setback In Motorola Tech Royalty Fight

    A federal judge in Washington state on Monday rejected Microsoft Corp.’s argument that Motorola Inc. is price gouging by charging too much to license patented wireless and video technologies, in violation of pricing agreements brokered by industry standards groups.

  • February 24, 2012

    Microsoft Defends Xbox In Motorola Patent Battle

    Microsoft Corp. fought back Friday against allegations that its Xbox gaming consoles infringe Motorola Mobility Inc.'s wireless communication patents, telling the U.S. International Trade Commission that Motorola has failed to prove its case on the merits or demonstrate any evidence of infringement.

  • February 24, 2012

    Cisco Snaps Up Optical Network Tech Startup For $271M

    Computer network equipment giant Cisco Systems Inc. will pay $271 million for privately held Lightwire Inc., a Pennsylvania business that makes transceivers capable of moving network data wirelessly using silicon-based circuits, Cisco said Friday.

  • February 23, 2012

    Broadcaster's Ch. 11 Plan Gets Go-Ahead Despite Objection

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday confirmed the Chapter 11 reorganization plan for radio station operator Peak Broadcasting LLC, despite major lender Rabobank International's objection that votes for the plan weren't made in good faith.

  • February 22, 2012

    Broadstripe Capital Moves Toward Liquidation In Ch. 7 Filing

    Broadstripe Capital LLC requested Wednesday that a Delaware bankruptcy court transfer its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings to a Chapter 7, two months after the court approved the cable operator’s modified reorganization plan.

  • February 22, 2012

    Sheen, Asner Among SAG Members Fighting AFTRA Merger

    Actors Martin Sheen, Ed Asner and other members of the Screen Actors Guild filed a lawsuit Wednesday in California federal court seeking to block a vote on a proposed merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

  • February 22, 2012

    T-Mobile Wants FCC To Block Verizon's $4B Spectrum Buys

    T-Mobile USA Inc. told the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday that Verizon Wireless' efforts to snatch up wireless spectrum licenses from Comcast Corp., Cox Communications Inc. and others for about $3.9 billion would harm competition and consumers.

  • February 17, 2012

    Harbinger Investors Sue Fund, Falcone Over LightSquared Loss

    An investor launched a putative class action against Philip Falcone and his hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners LLC on Friday, claiming they misled investors by sinking $3 billion into wireless network startup LightSquared Inc., whose conditional operating license was yanked by federal regulators Tuesday.