Telecommunications

  • April 19, 2006

    Adelphia Noteholders Denounce Proposal

    A proposal by bankrupt cable company Adelphia that may have ended the infighting between two groups of its creditors has been denounced by one of the groups, dashing the company’s hopes for a swift resolution of the squabble.

  • April 18, 2006

    Texas Tech Company Sues Over Rights To LED Patent

    A Texas technology company has sued a former employee over rights to a patent for circuitry LEDs used in wireless telecommunications.

  • April 12, 2006

    Jury Rejects Silicon Labs' Cell Phone Patent Claims

    In a victory for startup semiconductor company Axiom Microdevices Inc., a federal jury has unanimously rejected the patent infringement claims of a rival, but upheld one charge that Axiom had misappropriated trade secrets.

  • April 12, 2006

    Cell Phone Giants Charged Over Dropped Technology

    A wireless communications company that developed a patented technology used in mobile communications devices is suing a consortium of cellular phone giants, alleging that they conspired with each other to drop the technology without notice.

  • April 12, 2006

    Adelphia Submits Amended Reorganization Plan

    Bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. has amended its reorganization plan yet again, in hopes that a new proposal will resolve the creditor conflicts that have long plagued the cable giant's Chapter 11 proceedings.

  • April 12, 2006

    Revealing Bidder IDs Will Hurt Competition: FCC

    In an effort to prevent anticompetitive behavior among telecommunications companies before it starts, the Federal Communications Commission has set controversial new rules for an upcoming auction for advanced wireless services spectrum.

  • April 10, 2006

    Swiss Warns Telecom Co. Of Exclusionary Abuse Fine

    As the European Commission takes a closer look at corporate abuses of dominant market position, Swiss regulators have begun to take matters into their own hands.

  • April 7, 2006

    Antitrust Suit Alleges Massive Insurance Conspiracy

    A diverse group of plaintiffs, including Cingular Wireless, Tyson Foods Inc., and Unicom Corp., has filed a lawsuit against the biggest players in the insurance industry, accusing the companies of illegally conspiring to set prices.

  • April 7, 2006

    Adelphia Wins Approval To Intervene

    Removing one obstacle to Adelphia Communications Corp.’s bankruptcy exit, a federal judge has greenlighted the cable giant’s request to intervene in creditor disputes that have endangered the approval of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan.

  • April 6, 2006

    Adelphia Begs Court To Allow Intervention

    Fearing a delay to its exit from bankruptcy, Adelphia Communications Corp. is trying to intervene in creditor disputes that have haunted its Chapter 11 proceedings and are currently jeopardizing approval of the cable giant’s reorganization plan.

  • April 5, 2006

    Korean Antitrust Authorities Raid Qualcomm Offices

    South Korean antitrust officials have raided the Seoul offices of wireless chipmaker Qualcomm Inc., opening an inquiry into possible abuse of dominant market position by the San Diego-based company.

  • April 3, 2006

    Proxim Seeks More Time For Chapter 11 Plan

    Seeking more time to iron out its negotiations with creditors, wireless equipment maker Proxim Corp. has asked a federal court for a 60-day extension of its reorganization plan.

  • March 31, 2006

    Key Wireless Technology At Issue In Court Ruling

    In a verdict that could have ripple effects throughout the wireless industry, a jury this week found that private wireless technology company PadCom’s patents covering mobile technology are valid, and that NetMotion’s Mobility software product infringes on those patents.

  • March 30, 2006

    Cablevision Tests Boundaries Of Copyright Law

    A popular cable provider is pushing the limits of copyright law by launching a service that stores viewer-recorded programs on the company’s own network servers, something experts predict may not be ‘fair use’ and could become a pivotal case in the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • March 29, 2006

    Rigas Assets Transferred To Adelphia Under SEC Deal

    A federal court has transferred all but two of the cable properties owned by the disgraced Rigas family to Adelphia Cablevision LLC as part of a settlement deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.

  • March 24, 2006

    Hedge Fund Losses Laid At Adelphia's Feet

    Aggressively seeking restitution, hedge fund Appaloosa Investment Partnership has claimed that it lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the massive fraud scandal that rocked bankrupt cable provider Adelphia Communications Corp.

  • March 22, 2006

    Court Throws Bankrupt Adelphia A Lifeline

    As tensions continue to roil Adelphia Communication Corp.’s reorganization plan, a bankruptcy court has approved of a financing deal to keep the cable provider up and running.

  • March 21, 2006

    Bush: Friend Or Foe To Antitrust Enforcement?

    Is the likely rubber-stamping of the merger between AT&T and BellSouth a sign that the George W. Bush administration has abandoned antitrust enforcement? Or is it simply an indication that the White House understands the fundamental changes in the telecom landscape since the original AT&T breakup? Experts disagree.

  • March 20, 2006

    Music Labels Reach Deal Over New Sirius Device

    Two major music providers have reached a precedent-setting deal with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., which had threatened to open a new front in the entertainment industry’s long-running battle to protect artists’ copyrights.

  • March 6, 2006

    Broadcast Data Sues Sirius, XM For Infringement

    Broadcast Data Retrieval Corp. has launched an attack against Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Inc., alleging that the companies infringed on a patent covering a broadcasting method for satellite radio.