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Are You Going to ITEXPO?

It's just about a month away from  ITEXPO East 2012 that starts January 29, 2012. The Lowes Hotel is already sold out in Miami Beach.  I am moderating 4 sessions this time. Here they are: 2/1/2012 @ 11:00-11:45am - TRACK: Customer Engagement --...

Lots of News (I Can't Cover in Detail)

Dag Peak explains the difference between BroadTouch and BroadCloud by BSFT. That Carrier IQ key logging software has Sprint and AT&T caught in lawsuits. This privacy issue reminds me of the cigarette suits — keep suing and when you win...

A Bad Day for AT&T

The FCC released its order today declaring that the AT&T-T-Mobile merger was not good for consumer, public good or competition. And AT&T was not pleased that the FCC released the Staff Analysis - all 157 pages of it.AT&T probably didn’t...

AT&T Sneaks One In

AT&T sneaks in a note that says they set aside $4B for a break-up fee during the Thanksgiving break. AT&T withdrew its petition from the FCC as they wait to see what happens with the DOJ and the lawsuit. UPDATE:...

FCC's Small Biz Cyber Planner

There is a whole lot of truth to this statement from the FCC: "American small businesses are key drivers of innovation, economic growth and job creation. Small businesses employ more than HALF of all private sector workers, and they have...

Do You Need an Audit?

The FCC wouldn’t have spent so much time this year on Bill Shock if it wasn’t a growing problem. The other billing problem is cramming or third party billing to your phone bill. Again so big that the FCC had...

There's No Spectrum Shortage

“US mobile networks currently have access to 538Mhz of radio spectrum — with a further 300Mhz due to be made available — but only 192Mhz is currently being used, according to an analyst note from Citi Investment Research & Analysis,”...

Cramming Star

Cramming is when the carrier’s bill contains unauthorized fees (either on cellular or wireline bills). The FCC explains it in detail here.One agent has been quoted in CNBC and USA Today about cramming.“With today’s economy, where employees are often doing...

Stranded Assets

Last week, FISPA had a skype video call with the FCC. The first part was with Lisa Gelb of the Wireline Competition Bureau. She gave us a perspective on the Decline of the PSTN. There has been a 34% decline...

It's Monday So Lots Happened

Polycom bought Vivu, a video collaboration company, to help Polycom push it's Presence gear. Video, video, video. Yet I never have video calls or video call requests. To me, I wish you would work on the phone part. Give me...

Access Reform. Now, Please.

So the FCC could be court ordered to finally resolve the Special Access Reform issue that has been unresolved since 2002! Special access are the circuits that CLEC’s purchase straight from the tariff - basically at retail pricing. With so...

The Leaked AT&T Document

I have been sitting on this story for a while because I wanted to do a long piece about it. I'm just not going to get around to that. The rumored breakup fee for the ATT-T-Mobile merger is like $6B....

The Phone System is Broken (too)

The PSTN - America’s phone network - is broken. There are two main issues that bring me to say that telecom is broken: number porting and call termination.I hear complaints from VoIP Providers (and smaller CLEC’s) all the time how...

Too Much Going On

PowerNet Global (PNG) signed a wholesale agreement with LightSquared. This will be PNG’s second attempt at cellular. Back in 2005, PNG Mobile was launched as a Sprint MVNO. It didn’t pan out. Most MVNO’s failed around that time. I still...

XO Comments on L3-GC but not T-T

XO Communications filed comments with the FCC that some media outlets said ripped the merger of Level3 and Global Crossing. Rodrego A. Byerly tweeted that it smacked of a spurned suitor. Maybe it was. XO issued a statement that the...

VoIP is Everywhere even at the FCC

All the forecasts for VoIP (and Hosted UC and Cloud) are that it is taking off and growing. That’s probably because we have over 1000 VoIP Providers and that the cablecos pretty much deliver voice as VoIP, too. Plus even...

FCC Gets to Work on Cramming (and more)

The FCC is working on the ATT-T-Mobile merger. The FCC is still monitoring Broadband and the Media. Looming over the Agency is the issue of Inter-Carrier Compensation, which Google weighed in on today by saying that the Tail is Wagging...

VZW and the Open Spectrum

In the 700 MHz FCC spectrum auction 73, Google 's involvement insured that the spectrum would be Open Access. ATT ducked out of that auction to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Aloha Networks instead. VZW won $9B worth of Googlized spectrum....

All Those in Favor

The Benton Foundation notes that there are over 10,000 comments to the FCC about the ATT/T-Mobile merger. Unions and relatives are competing against consumer groups for the robo-comments.Meanwhile, MetroPCS officially opposed it, but wants to buy all the assets that...

The FCC is Reforming

The FCC is working on reforms.Reply comments are due on Comprehensive USF and Inter-Carrier Compensation reform NPRM (notice of proposed rulemaking).AT&T and T-Mobile Applications Have Been Filed (here) and the FCC Opens Docket for Proposed Transfer of Control of T-Mobile...

A Message for Dan Hesse

The merger of AT&T and T-Mobile will likely have extreme anti-competitive effects on the mobile industry. Certainly, the DOJ and the two F-Agencies (FTC and FCC) need to take note that mobile is churning the service economy of America right...

Satellite Wants FCC Funds

Image via Wikipedia Of course. Why shouldn't another bunch of billion dollar companies ask the federal government for money. From the Benton Foundation: "A group of satellite broadband providers -- Dish Network, EchoStar Technologies, ViaSat/Wildblue Communications and Hughes Network...

Rulings on VoIP All Over the Place

So we have a ruling against MagicJack and Ymax that AT&T won that supposedly will just require some tariff changes for MagicJack to be back in the game - collecting its $5M.  There was also a VoIP traffic ruling against...

A Little Anti-Trust Rant

A CLEC filed suit against VZ for anti-trust this week. For those of you unfamiliar with operating a CLEC, ISP or OTT VoIP company, let me explain what I have seen over 11 years of servicing this industry.Ma Bell has...

More Spectrum, More Spectrum

At CTIA today for the CEO Panel, AllThingsD quipped, "A lot of carbon dioxide being expended at CTIA talking about how spectrum is the industry’s oxygen." Just so you know, they HAVE spectrum. They horde spectrum. What they don't do...
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