• The FCC has requested further information from AT&T regarding its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, and specifically its LTE deployment plan. Some reports suggest the reason for this action is that documents AT&T inadvertently filed at the FCC reveal that it could have expanded its 4G LTE network to 97 percent of the country for $3.8 billion, a fraction of the $39 billion it will pay for T-Mobile. A redacted version of the letter is available here.
  • The FCC also has restarted the informal review “clock” on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. The review clock had been stopped on July 20 when the FCC requested further information about purported merger efficiencies. It was restarted on August 26 which, according to the notification letter, was Day 83 of the FCC’s review. The letter notification is available here.
  • Comments on the FCC Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the use of microwave links for wireless backhaul are due October 4, 2011, and Reply Comments are due October 25, 2011. For more information, click here. To view the NPRM, click here.
  • Comments on the draft Mobile Medical Applications guidelines from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are due October 19, 2011. The draft guidelines are available here. Filing instructions are provided in the document.