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1. FirstNet offers opportunity for rural wireless networks

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 09, 2015

Rural wireless operators need to take advantage of FirstNet, the fledgling national emergency services network, Competitive Carriers Association President and CEO Steven Berry urged in an interview. Berry said rural carriers could use the spectrum during the network's frequent downtime. Telecompetitor.com (04/06)


2. Google offers details behind Project Fi mobile service

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

Google officially unveiled its mobile service Wednesday, saying it will charge $20 a month for unlimited voice and text service and $10 for each gigabyte of data consumed over Sprint's and T-Mobile US' wireless networks. Google will refund unused data and will limit the service to Nexus 6 owners on an invite-only basis. Bloomberg (04/22) New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (04/22)


3. Telecom groups sue FCC over Internet rules

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

A wave of telecom trade groups, as well as AT&T, filed suits this week in federal court seeking to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality rules. The Federal Register published the rules Friday, a move that will put them into effect within 60 days unless Congress or a court intervenes. Also, a group of House Republicans began an effort to block the rules. Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (04/14) CNET (04/14) Hill, The (04/13)


4. FCC sets aside block of 3.5 GHz airwaves in share plan

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

The wireless industry applauded the Federal Communications Commission's move last week to free up a 150 MHz block of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band as part of a flexible spectrum-sharing program with the Department of Defense. The short-range, low-cost frequencies could be used to create new wireless networks. Nasdaq.com (04/17) Multichannel News (04/17)


5. CCA, others form group to lobby FCC on 600 MHz auction

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Competitive Carriers Association has joined with three wireless carriers and a group of industry trade and advocacy groups to form a coalition calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create rules for the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction that are friendly to smaller carriers. FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly warned Tuesday that two potential obstacles could delay the auction planned for early 2016: overworked tower crews and the unexpected success of the recent AWS-3 auction. Wireless Week (04/28) FierceWireless (04/27)


6. Sprint sets plans for selling phones in RadioShack stores

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 09, 2015

Sprint's deal with Standard General, RadioShack's new owner, will provide the carrier with about one-third of the space in the more than 1,400 outlets it will co-lease, a report indicates. Sprint will hire its own employees to sell its service, and the company's logo will be more prominent than RadioShack's. FierceWireless (04/02)


7. Book your hotel and register for CCA 2015

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

Registration is open for CCA's 2015 Annual Convention, Oct. 7 to 9 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.! Join the competitive mobile industry to meet and network with tech experts, analysts, industry thought leaders, the decision makers of carrier companies and more. Make sure to book a room early at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina for the special conference rate! Blank (06/05)


8. LightSquared makes its mobile licenses plea to the FCC

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 09, 2015

LightSquared, out of bankruptcy for the first time since 2012, this week asked the Federal Communications Commission in a filing for a license to establish a national wireless broadband service. The company, which has an operating fund of $1.25 billion, wants the FCC to transfer airwave licenses to the newly established New LightSquared. Bloomberg (04/07)


9. Sprint will make house calls to deliver phones

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

Sprint is rolling out a home-delivery program to its Kansas City market this month, with plans to extend the service next to the Chicago and Miami markets, followed by an eventual rollout nationwide. The company will notify subscribers eligible for upgrades or new phones about the delivery option. Separately, Sprint announced its International Value Roaming offer, which offers free data coverage at 2G speeds to subscribers in 15 countries. Light Reading (04/10) Verge, The (04/10) Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (04/13)


10. GCI has finished its transition of former Alaska Communications subs

CCA SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

KTUU-TV (Anchorage, Alaska) (04/10)




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