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The FCC Should Deny the Verizon/Straight Path Transaction to Protect Against Saturation of mmW Spectrum Critical to 5G

Washington, DC – August 11, 2017 – Today, in a Petition to Deny filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to deny the proposed transaction to transfer the control of Local Multipoint Distribution Service, 39 GHz, 3650-3700 MHz, and common carrier fixed point to point microwave licenses from Straight Path Commu ...

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Illinois Valley Cellular Selects Interop Technologies’™ Cloud for Rich Communications Services (RCS) Deployment

FORT MYERS, Fla. & ILLINOIS VALLEY, Ill.—Aug. 10, 2017—Interop Technologies™, a global provider of advanced communication networks and cloud-based managed services, today announced that Illinois Valley Cellular, a local wireless provider serving eight counties in the Illinois Valley area, has selected Interop’s hosted Rich Communications Services (RCS) solution to quickly and efficiently enable rich messagi ...

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NY Service Provider Changes IPTV Middleware Vendors

Delhi, NY – DTC General Manager Jason Miller stated that while their IPTV video service may not be the cheapest, they wanted it to be the best, and for that reason they have converted to the Innovative Systems IPTV Middleware solution. With a mission statement of community, technology and service, this one hundred twenty year old company knew they had to improve their customers’ video viewing experience if ...

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INVESTOR GROUP LED BY HPS INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLC AND TENNENBAUM CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC TO ACQUIRE GLOBECOMM SYSTEMS INC.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., August 9, 2017 — Globecomm Systems Inc. ("Globecomm" or "the Company"), a leading service provider in designing, integrating, and operating complex communication solutions differentiated by capabilities in satellite and wireless, announced today that an investor group led by HPS Investment Partners, LLC ("HPS") and funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC ("TCP"), have entered into ...

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INTEROP TECHNOLOGIES™ PROVIDES ENHANCED WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS TO BLUEGRASS CELLULAR

Fort Myers, Fla. and Elizabethtown, Ky.—Aug. 8, 2017— Interop Technologies™, a specialist in advanced communication networks and managed services, today announced that Bluegrass Cellular, a community-focused wireless company serving central Kentucky, will deploy enhanced Wireless Emergency Alerts (eWEA) for their CDMA network from the Interop Cloud™. Using Interop's cloud-hosted eWEA solution, operators on ...

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FCC Should Deny Proposed Tribune/Sinclair Transaction to Further an Expeditious Post-Incentive Auction Repack and Mobile Broadband Service Across the U.S.

Washington, DC – August 7, 2017 – Today, in a Petition to Deny filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to deny the proposed transfer of control of licenses from Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”) to Sinclair Broadcasting Group (“Sinclair”). Sinclair and Tribune are two of the largest broadcasting companies in ...

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CCA Applauds Senate Passage of the MOBILE NOW Act

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Senate passed S. 19, the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) applauds the Senate for passing the legislation, which seeks to boost the development of next-generation 5G broadband by ensuring more spectrum is made available for commerci ...

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Consumers and Industry Will Benefit from FCC Action During “Rural Broadband Month” to Bridge the Digital Divide

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, during its August Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) took significant steps to facilitate its “Rural Broadband Month” agenda in an effort to bridge the digital divide. The Commission adopted a Second Report & Order to distribute Mobility Fund II support to areas where service is lacking; a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revi ...

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CCA Applauds Confirmations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr as FCC Commissioners

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr as Commissioners to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”). Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) applauds the Senate for confirming the nominees and looks forward to working with both Commissioners on issues important to our members. ...

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Innovative Technology Cost-effectively Reimagines Challenges of the Digital Divide to Deliver High Speed Wireless Broadband and Voice to Canada’s Arctic Communities

NASHUA, N.H. – August 3rd, 2017 – Parallel Wireless, Inc., the pioneer in making cellular network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi, and Ice Wireless, Canada’s fastest growing provider of wireless and wireline IP services, today announced that they have successfully deployed a multi-technology macro solution, based on Parallel Wireless all IP virtualized RAN (vRAN). This collaboration will ...

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