Sprint Files Ex Parte Letter with FCC Over AT&T/T-Mobile
Sprint filed an ex parte letter with the Federal Communications Commission on September 30 asking the FCC "to act promptly to designate AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile for a hearing before an administrative law judge." The FCC, which is still reviewing AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, has yet to make any sort of final decision regarding the matter. If the FCC is to eventually object to the deal, scheduling a hearing before an administrative judge would be the next step for it to take. With the ex parte letter, Sprint is, in effect, asking the FCC to hurry up and deny approval of the merger. Sprint points out that other organizations, such as Public Knowledge, and the Dish Network, have filed similar ex parte letters. This action is separate from Sprint's lawsuit against AT&T, the Department of Justice's lawsuit against AT&T, and the lawsuits filed by seven other U.S. states and Puerto Rico. AT&T will face the Justice Department in federal court on February 13. The FCC has not indicated when it will be ready to make its own decision regarding the acquisition.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
U.S. Carriers Create Mobile Authentication Taskforce
Mobile operators in the U.S. today said they will work together to help customers more easily manage app and account authentication while also protecting consumers' privacy and identity.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.
Justice Dept. Suggests FCC Limit AT&T, Verizon Auction Participation
Officials at the Justice Department are concerned AT&T and Verizon will dominate the upcoming 600MHz auction if more protections aren't put in place by the FCC. The agency filed a letter with the FCC this week suggesting the FCC give more weight to the concerns of companies such as Sprint and T-Mobile, which seek to limit AT&T and Verizon's participation.
Sprint starting to get on my nerves
Is Sprint starting to irritate anyone else in regards to this, or is it just me?
Not me. I commend Sprint for this move. Yes, I am a Sprint supporter. However, I more support a large entity to help voice my opinion of blocking the merge.
So if AT&T says yes to Net Neutrality