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Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc, Sprint Corp, T-Mobile US and U.S. The White House sided with the petitioners. Unlocking then became a top 2013 policy matter for new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former CTIA chief for whom it presented an opportunity to distance himself from his former industry.
WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday it might ban the use of cellphone calls by passengers during flights, even as the nation's communications regulator voted to consider loosening rules that now ban connecting to wireless services onboard aircraft.
Wheeler told members of Congress an agreement was reached between the carriers and the agency, and details will be presented at an FCC meeting later on Thursday. The deal would also require carriers to process or deny unlocking requests within two business days, according to FCC's earlier guidance.
Dec 11- U.S. wireless operators on Wednesday fought back against an accusation from the New York State attorney general that they refused to install software that would act as a "kill switch" to discourage theft of smartphones.
Dec 11- New York State attorney general is investigating why American cellphone carriers are yet to support antitheft software on Samsung smartphones, raising questions about possible coordination among the biggest carriers, the New York Times reported.
Last week, Cade issued a decision requiring Spain's Telefonica SA to exit its indirect stake in TIM or find a new partner for its own local wireless unit, known as Vivo. In the ruling, Cade said TIM Brasil, as the local affiliate of Telecom Italia SpA is known, could not be sold entirely to another carrier operating in Brazil.
The No. 2 U.S. mobile operator made the request in a Dec. 5 letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in response to shareholder activists pressing it on the matter. Among them is New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the trustee of the state retirement fund.
The FCC is now drafting rules for the auction that would reshuffle the ownership of valuable frequencies among TV stations, as well as wireless carriers, which are clamoring for faster speeds and better services for their devices. "I believe we can conduct a successful auction in the middle of 2015," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a blog post on Friday.
*China Mobile says still in negotiations with Apple on iPhones. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, said it is still negotiating with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, commenting on a media report saying that a long-awaited agreement had been reached.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs on Thursday, led by telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licences to China's three biggest mobile operators.
*China Mobile outshines rivals after reported Apple iPhone deal. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs early on Thursday led by telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licenses to China's three biggest mobile operators.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter.
On Jan. 22, the FCC will auction off the so-called H Block frequencies in the first opportunity that the FCC has had for companies to acquire new spectrum since 2008..
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*Zain is Sudan's top mobile operator, lacks fixed line. *Canar is Sudan's No.1 fixed line operator. DUBAI, Dec 2- Etisalat could resurrect talks to sell its Sudanese telecom arm Canar to Kuwait's Zain, as both sides remain keen on a deal despite a breakdown in negotiations earlier this year, a source close to the matter said.
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TOKYO, Nov 22- Japan's Nikkei eked out minuscule gains on Friday, easing off from an earlier charge to a six-month peak as domestic investors took profits, though mobile operator SoftBank Corp outperformed on news of hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb taking a stake.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says the agency will move the nation’s century-old network of circuits, switches and wires toward an Internet-based system. The NYT reports.
NEW YORK, Nov 19- T-Mobile US is looking to buy wireless airwaves from larger rival Verizon Wireless to bolster its mobile network capacity for data services, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Representatives for Verizon Wireless, which is owned by Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc, were not immediately available for comment.