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Tom Sullivan Reflects on His Role as International Bureau Chief

by Hogan Lovells on

During his remarks at the Winnik Forum, International Bureau Chief Tom Sullivan reflected on the challenges and opportunities of his role as the United States’ top communications diplomat. “Everyone wants to know what the...more

FCC Adopts a Second Wave of Millimeter Wave Regulations to Support Next Generation Terrestrial Systems and Services

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In a document released the day before Thanksgiving, the FCC issued three orders and initiated yet another round of rulemaking in its Spectrum Frontiers proceeding aimed principally at making almost two gigahertz of additional...more

FCC Releases Text of Wireless and Wireline Infrastructure Orders

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Commission has released the final text of the Wireline R&O and Wireline FNPRM as well as the final text of Replacement Utility Poles R&O. The final text of the Replacement Utility Poles R&O, which was released the day...more

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2017

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. In its most recent salvo against...more

November 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Aims to Speed Wireless Deployment by Eliminating Historic Preservation Review When Replacing...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Highlighting the need for rapid infrastructure deployment to meet growing consumer data demands and support future 5G services, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) unanimously adopted a Report and Order at its...more

FCC Approves Wireline and Wireless Infrastructure Orders and Further Wireline Rulemaking Notice at November Open Meeting

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

At its November 2017 Open Commission Meeting today, the FCC voted to adopt a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in its wireline broadband deployment docket (“Wireline R&O” and...more

TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group presents this tracker of active Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) petitions before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). With the recent increase in litigation...more

Companies today need to routinely assess their wireless network connectivity options related to their products and overall...

by Hogan Lovells on

In this hoganlovells.com interview, Hogan Lovells partner Trey Hanbury talks about the need for wireless carriers to broaden their offerings to meet the demands of an increasing number of niche markets. At the same time,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Snap’s awful Q3 be damned—Chinese tech giant Tencent has increased its stake in the company to more than 12% thanks to shares it purchased on the open market....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Breakingviews is raising an eyebrow at the news from yesterday about Broadcom’s unsolicited $105 billion offer for Qualcomm [the largest-ever proposed tech deal], especially in light of the “mountain of debt” Broadcom would...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The moral of this story is as follows: if Maysayoshi Son says the merger’s off, it’s probably off (regardless of what the rest of the board says). We discussed the will they/won’t they status of the T-Mobile/Sprint deal last...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The White House has made it official and nominated Fed governor Jerome Powell as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. Powell is expected to continue the basic fiscal (though not necessarily regulatory) policies of the...more

FCC Issues Draft Wireline and Wireless Infrastructure Orders and Further Wireline Rulemaking Notice ahead of November Meeting

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On October 26, 2017, the FCC released drafts of a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the wireline broadband deployment docket (the “Draft Wireline Order” and “Draft Wireline FNPRM”) and a Report and...more

Behavioral Advertising Company That Dropped “Zombie” Cookies Can’t Use Verizon’s Arbitration Clause To Avoid Class Action Lawsuit

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a non-party online behavioral advertising firm could not benefit from the arbitration clause in the agreement between Verizon and its customers because it was not a party to that...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Swiss pharma giant Novartis has issued a $3.9 billion cash bid to buy Advanced Accelerator Applications, a French company [and spinoff of the organization in charge of the Large Hadron Collider] known for producing...more

October 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: Can We Be Better PALs? The FCC Seeks to Modify the Two-Year-Old Rules in the 3.5 GHz Band Citing...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At its Open Meeting on October 24, the FCC took a major step in recrafting the licensing and other rules for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) in the 3550-3700 MHz band (the “3.5 GHz band”) and promote 5G...more

FCC Action May Delay Deployment of 5G and Industrial IoT Applications and Services Under Innovative New Spectrum Sharing Regime in...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The FCC’s plan to release an additional 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band under the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) shared spectrum access regime will likely be delayed as the agency continues to work out...more

SB 649 Small Cell Bill Vetoed by California Governor - Victory for Local Governments

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Citing the value of local governments managing their own rights of way, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed SB 649, the controversial small cell bill, on Sunday. The bill, which barely passed through the state Legislature, would have...more

“KRACK” WiFi Security Vulnerability Discovered

Security researchers this week have found a new vulnerability that affects Wi-Fi Protected Access II, also known as WPA2, which is the security protocol used by many wireless networks....more

NAD Hangs up on Wireless Carrier’s Crowdsourced Data Claims

Declining to rely on crowdsourced data, the National Advertising Division recommended that T-Mobile USA discontinue advertising claims about the speed of its network....more

TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group presents this tracker of active Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) petitions before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). With the recent increase in litigation...more

FCC Proposes Exempting Non-Nationwide Providers From Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility Reporting Requirement

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) voted unanimously at its Open Meeting on September 27, 2017 to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that proposes exempting certain types of wireless providers...more

Portions of the FCC’s Recent Wireless License Renewal Order Take Effect Oct. 2nd, but Key Rule Sections Delayed Pending OMB Review

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At the beginning of August, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) took steps to reconcile a diversity of renewal requirements and permanent discontinuance conditions within its rules for many of the licensed radio...more

SB 649 Barely Passes Out of California - Legislature Governor has Until Oct. 15 to Veto Controversial Small Cell Bill

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

SB 649 passed the California Assembly and Senate in the last week of the legislative session with few votes to spare, and is on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration. The bill curtails regulatory authority over small...more

August 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Commences Major Study of Spectrum Management Issues Involving “Mid-Band” Frequencies

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At its August Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) unanimously initiated a major inquiry proceeding into what it labels “mid-band spectrum,” namely the frequencies between 3.7 GHz and 24...more

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