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  • July 23, 2024

    Tech Firm Mobileum Enters Ch. 11 To Trim Over $500M Debt

    Global telecom analytics group Mobileum Inc. sought Chapter 11 protection in Texas on Tuesday, saying it has creditor backing to cut more than $529 million from its books and exit bankruptcy within 60 days, in line with a restructuring support agreement.

  • July 23, 2024

    FCC Urged To Protect Public Safety In 5.9 GHz Band

    A public interest group urged the Federal Communications Commission to keep public safety as the top priority for licensees of the 5.9 gigahertz airwaves as the FCC considers rules to allow advanced car connectivity uses in the band.

  • July 23, 2024

    Nat'l Security Considerations For Telecom Products Counsel

    An increase in federal national security measures in the telecommunications space, particularly from the Federal Communications Commission, means that products counsel need to broaden their considerations as they advise on new products and services, says Laura Stefani at Venable.

  • July 23, 2024

    Chase, McKinsey Get FTC Inquiry Over 'Surveillance Pricing'

    The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to eight companies — including Mastercard, Chase, Accenture and McKinsey & Co. — seeking more information about the potential impact their practices of "surveillance pricing" products and services have on privacy, competition and consumer protection, the FTC said Tuesday.

  • July 22, 2024

    Verizon's TracFone Hit With $16M FCC Data Breach Penalty

    Verizon's prepaid service subsidiary TracFone Wireless has agreed to shell out a $16 million civil penalty to resolve Federal Communications Commission probes into whether it failed to protect customer information during three data breaches, the agency announced Monday.

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