White House Upholds Qualcomm Handset Ban

The Bush administration upheld an import ban Monday on cell phones that contain Qualcomm Inc. chips. Wireless operators were hoping for a veto of an adverse patent ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission which has found that Qualcomm has infringed on a Broadcom patent for battery power conservation, blocking the import of tens of […]

Appeals Court Upholds FCC Decision

Federal regulators won a victory late last week when a U.S. appeals court upheld the FCCs latest network unbundling rules. The 1996 Telecommunications Act required ILECs to lease parts of their networks to competitors at government-mandated wholesale prices. In December 2004, the FCC rescinded those requirements as Bell companies complained the rules went too far […]

FCC Upholds VoIP CALEA-Compliance Deadline

The FCC on Wednesday stuck with a May 14, 2007 deadline requiring VoIP providers to comply with 1994s Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The agency last August had said providers must meet CALEA obligations, but a number of carriers asked the FCC to reconsider the deadline. The FCC on Wednesday refused to change […]

Court of Appeals Says No to SBC, Upholds FCC Denial of Oklahoma 271 Application

Posted: 05/1998 Court of Appeals Says No to SBC, Upholds FCC Denial of Oklahoma 271 Application By Danny E. Adams, partner Kelly Drye & Warren LLP The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) won an important (and much needed) victory March 20 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the agency’s denial of […]

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