FCC moves to cut Wifi congestion

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to boost the amount of available Wifi spectrum by more than a third, in an attempt to cut congestion and increase speeds.

British 4G spectrum auction disappoints Treasury

The British appear less than keen on 4G, with yesterday's spectrum auction raising much less cash than expected and takeup for the country's first 4G service sluggish.

FCC approves Dish's wireless plans

The Federal Communications Commission has given Dish Networks the nod to switch spectrum currently used for satellite communications over to wireless use.

UK to get 4G this year

The UK's telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has made the controversial decision to allow Everything Everywhere, which owns the T-Mobile and Orange brands, to use its existing bandwidth to launch 4G services.

DoJ approves Verizon/Comcast deal - with changes

The Department of Justice has approved Verizon's planned $3.9 billion acquisition of spectrum from Comcast, subject to conditions designed to safeguard competition.

UK gets going on 4G at last with spectrum sale this year

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has revealed its plans for the spectrum auction designed to pave the way for 4G networks.

LG Spectrum "very close" to getting Ice Cream Sandwich

The next phone to get Android version 4.0 could be the LG Spectrum.

T-Mobile, Sprint and others join to fight Verizon spectrum deal

A new coalition including mobile operators, trade associations and campaign groups has formed to try and stop Verizon Wireless from buying more mobile spectrum.

AT&T wins go-ahead for Qualcomm spectrum purchase

AT&T may have failed in its bid to take over T-Mobile, but it has at least gained regulatory approval for its purchase of wireless spectrum from Qualcomm.

FCC to vote on net neutrality this month

The Federal Communications Commission will today announce a proposal to introduce rules by the end of the year that would guarantee net neutrality, barring service providers from offering higher speed connections to some customers.

Spectrum crunch likely to be worse than expected

There'll be a further, massive shortage of spectrum in coming years if more isn't made available, the FCC has warned.

Super Wifi gets FCC go-ahead

The Federal Communications Commission has, as expected, released unlicensed spectrum, hoping it will boost the market for wireless internet.

White House moves to double broadband provision

Broadband coverage in the US should get a big boost, with Barak Obama today making around 500MHz of spectrum available for auction. The plan should double the amount of commercial wireless spectrum over the next ten years.

Clearwire wants LTE and WiMax to "converge"

Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow has laid out his vision of how incompatible network technologies such as WiMax and Long Term Evolution (LTE) could eventually converge to form a common standard.

FCC eyes broadcast spectrum for mobile broadband use

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed a "Mobile Future Auction" that would allow television broadcasters to "voluntarily" relinquish spectrum in exchange for a share of auction proceeds.