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US Justice Department pushes for fairer spectrum auctions

The US Department of Justice has written to the FCC warning against indiscriminate use of spectrum auctions, arguing that the mantra of "the highest bidder will make the greatest use" is increasingly outdated. The warning comes in the form of an open letter (PDF, long-winded), just as the FCC is deciding how best to dispose of …
Bill Ray, 17 Apr 2013
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Indian court grabs back 122 GSM licences from operators

India's Supreme Court has ruled that the 2G licences awarded in 2008 were not fairly distributed, and has snatched 122 of them back from the operators who were using them. The court has decided the first-come-first-served approach adopted by then-telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja was "totally arbitrary and unconstitutional", and …
Bill Ray, 06 Feb 2012
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Nortel flogging GSM biz

Nortel is to auction off its GSM business, following the successful sale of its enterprise division to Avaya for $900m. The GSM business is expected to go for less cash as revenues are declining compared to CDMA - which was sold to Ericsson in July. Nortel said it would seek court approval for an open auction of its GSM …
John Oates, 02 Oct 2009
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Amazon marries MapReduce with VM auctions

Amazon has announced that you can now use its data-crunching Elastic MapReduce service in tandem with EC2 Spot Instances, unused EC2 virtual machines that company puts up for open auction. Spot instance prices fluctuate according to supply and demand, but these VMs can typically be used for less than the standard instance price …
Cade Metz, 22 Jun 2011
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Carriers vs cops: Australia's spectrum conundrum

Australia, like other countries subsidising the broadcast and consumer electronics industries rolling out digital TV, is now preparing to auction the old analogue TV spectrum for the best price possible. The obvious answer is a spectrum auction, the obvious customer the telco industry. That has the tech press wildly imagining a …
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FCC boss mulls free* wireless for all

The US Federal Communications Commission is mulling a plan that would blanket America with free wireless broadband. Not to mention online ads and content filters. On Friday, as reported by RCR Wireless News, FCC boss Kevin Martin told some reporter types that the commission may auction off another 25-MHz of largely unused …
Cade Metz, 27 May 2008
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Race heats up for Satyam

The race to buy Satyam is heating up and the board could make a decision as early as this Monday. There are believed to be four bidders left in the race to buy the troubled outsourcer. These include building firm Larsen & Toubro, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant Technology and private equity investor Wilbur Ross. The four will be …
John Oates, 08 Apr 2009
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FCC free wireless scheme trapped in lobby limbo

The US Federal Communications Commission has backed off its plan for a free nationwide wireless broadband network. For the moment. As we reported last month, the commission was set to vote on this free wireless idea at its June 12th meeting. But after complaints over proposed content filters and possible interference issues, FCC …
Cade Metz, 09 Jun 2008
Pirates ahoy!

Street-savvy Microsoft tries to pop the pimply face of piracy

Microsoft has tagged schoolkids as the UK's worst culprits for illegally downloading files from the net. The company, in its latest swoop on software piracy, today put out the results of a new study - dubbed Real Thing - which was based on a survey of just 270 children and 1,200 adults aged 16 and above. It found that 54 per …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jul 2008
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MCI faces shareholder fury

MCI, which last week agreed to be bought by Verizon, has been forced onto the defensive over the deal. Michael Capellas, MCI's chief executive, is under pressure to explain why he took the lower offer for the firm. Verizon offered $6.7bn to buy MCI, which the board accepted. But a rival $8bn bid from Qwest was rejected. Rebel …
John Oates, 22 Feb 2005
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Most expensive dot org yet goes under the hammer

Forget the dotcoms, the next domain names to rake in the cash will be the dotorgs. A US auction site claims to have just got the highest price yet for one of these beauties – with the sale of engineering.org for $198,895. The prestigious dot org was bought during an open auction on afternic.com earlier this month. The proud new …
Linda Harrison, 10 May 2000