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FCC announces PROJECTS Initiative to fight cellphone theft

FCC announces PROJECTS Initiative to fight cellphone theft

On Tuesday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its PROJECTS Initiative --- a three-point plan aimed at fighting cell phone thefts, which comprise nearly 40 percent of all robberies in Washington, D. C., New York and other major cities of the country.

For the anti-theft initiative, the FCC will be supported by mobile phone manufacturers - including Apple, HTC, Motorola, RIM, Nokia, and Microsoft - as well as service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Nex-Tech Wireless.

FCC not to approve LightSquared's proposal to build 4G-LTE network

FCC not to approve LightSquared's proposal to build 4G-LTE network

According to an e-mailed statement by Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s spokeswoman Tammy Sun, the FCC had decided against approving startup LightSquared's proposal to build a countrywide 4G-LTE network.

The US government's decision to break up with LightSquared is essentially an upshot of the results of a recent testing which showed that the startup's proposed wireless venture - of an open-access, wholesale wireless broadband network that combines satellite and terrestrial technology - disrupts navigation gear, since its signals interfere with global-positioning system.

AT&T blasts FCC staff report; says it underscores the agency’s “utter absence of balance”

AT&T blasts FCC staff report; says it underscores the agency’s “utter absence of

In its notably strong reaction to the 109-page staff report that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had released on Tuesday, AT&T said that the report - which it feels should not have been released in the first place - is clearly "one-sided."

FCC: Staff found several shortcomings in AT&T/T-Mobile merger deal

 Staff found several shortcomings in AT&T/T-Mobile merger deal  In its 157-page report released on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that its staff had found several shortcomings in AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile; and said that it had permitted the withdrawal of the merger application by AT&T and T-Mobile's parent company, Deutsche Telekom.

Trai, FCC to Conglomerate on Broadband

Trai, FCC to Conglomerate on Broadband

Mr. Julius Genachowski, Chairman, FCC, at a conference on Broadband Investments & Innovation was witnessed to lay stress on the economic opportunities rising as a result of facilitating broadband services to un-served areas.

He added that broadband is a means to extend a podium for solving the challenges of education, healthcare, public safety and environment.

Also, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has initiated with a proposal to establish a National Optic Fibre Agency in a bid to spread a network across the country to boost broadband services.