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FCC Could Rule on C-Band Alliance Plan in Late 2019

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby РSources polled by CTFN expressed cautious optimism that the Federal Communications Commission would approve the C-Band Alliance’s plan to sell mid-band spectrum by the second or thirdfeatured

Sprint/T-Mobile Antitrust Review Not Near Conclusion

The April 29-announced Sprint/T-Mobile merger remains under review at the staff level within the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and staff is far from sending a recommendation up to the next level, CTFN has learned.featured

Satellite Companies Securing Agreements to Sell C-Band Spectrum

Satellite companies attempting to convince the Federal Communications Commission to allow them to sell C-band spectrum they license from the U.S. have begun talks to secure customers, sources told CTFN.featured

Orbit Act Could Complicate FCC C-Band Process

A law passed by Congress 18 years ago could complicate the process of determining how the Federal Communications Commission allocates spectrum used by satellite companies in the 3.7 gigahertz to 4.2 GHz range for terrestrial use,featured

C-Band Alliance Expected to Increase Spectrum Clearing Target

The C-Band Alliance, an entity announced two weeks ago which includes Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, and Telesat is expected to increase the amount of spectrum it intends to clearfeatured

Review of Mitel/Searchlight Regulatory Approvals

The pending $2 billion acquisition of telecom equipment vendor Mitel Corporation by the private equity investment group Searchlight Capital Markets appears to be on a regulatory glide path towardsfeatured

T-Mobile and Sprint in Talks with Small Carriers for Fourth Wireless Player

T-Mobile and Sprint are in talks with regional wireless carriers C Spire, Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel), and U.S. Cellular in addition to Dish Network as thefeatured

Advocacy Groups and State AGs to Voice Objections to Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

As expected, a number of advocacy groups will file petitions on August 27 with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to deny the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. In addition, CTFN has learnedfeatured

Sources Call FCC Letter to Dish Unusual

The letter the Federal Communications Commission sent to Dish Network earlier this month to assess the progress of its wireless network build-out is unusual, wireless technologyfeatured

Sinclair Modifications to Tribune Deal Could Work at FCC but May Be Too Late

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Former FCC staffers, attorneys who represent clients in front of the FCC, and a key intervenor told CTFN that Sinclair’sfeatured


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