Cellular Association (RCA) is renewing its calls for the government to
impose stringent conditions on its pending approval of Verizon’s $3.9 billion
AWS spectrum purchase. In a Wednesday blog post, RCA President and CEO Steve
Berry urged the FCC and Justice Department to only clear the transaction if
Verizon agrees to divest spectrum, establish interoperability in the 700 MHz and
AWS bands, agree to roaming agreements with smaller competitors and conditions
on access to backhaul and offload capacity. The group is concerned that the AWS
deal will consolidate Verizon’s hold on spectrum resources and make it harder
for smaller wireless providers to compete.
Wireless has expanded into Montana, North Dakota
and Kansas. The three states are expected to become fully operational over the
next two months. ERF Wireless, which specializes in providing wireless service
to the oil and gas industries, has updated its website to reflect its expanded
focus and Energy Broadband subsidiary.
Mobile advertising company Millennial Media saw its losses widen
in the second quarter despite an uptick in sales. It lost $2.2 million last
quarter, compared to a loss of $152,000 last year, despite a 75 percent
year-over-year increase in sales, which rose to $39.4 million. The company
reported its platform reached more than 350 million monthly unique users
worldwide at the end of the second quarter.
has purchased Symphony Teleca’s telecom expense management business for about
$41 million in cash. The deal will provide Tangoe with cross-selling
opportunities around mobile device management and real-time expense management.
The transaction is Tangoe’s fourth acquisition since it went public a year ago.
Anritsu has come out with software for
its MT8820C Radio Communication Analyzer that allows it to test smartphones and
terminals for the LTE-FDD band 22 ranging from 3.4 GHz to 3.6 GHz, and LTE-TDD
bands 42 and 43 ranging from 3.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz. The one-box tester already supported the
standard 30 MHz to 2700 MHz frequency coverage.