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Are Telcos Outside Their Delivery Zone?

The ILEC's were really good at delivering a monopoly TDM-based dial-tone product. And later got very good at T1 and T3. Was that the extent of the research that the old AT&T Labs could provide? DSL, while slower than cable...

ITU Wants to Control the Internet

FCC Commission McDowell is in Barcelona talking about the issue of the UN sponsored ITU wanting to control the governance of the Internet. I think we can all agree that the UN is any more efficient than any government on...

Telecom Tidbits on Presidents Day

On a LinkedIn group we are discussing SLA (service level agreements) and how they do not represent uptime. If you need uptime, you need redundancy. You need to build a resilient network. Netwolves has a solution called Bonded Broadband. "NetWolves...

Robocalls on Notice

YEAH!!! FCC Strengthens Consumer Protections Against Telemarketing Robocalls'Unwanted telemarketing calls and texts were consistently in the top three consumer complaint categories at the FCC in 2011." I get about 3 per day mainly from Google Local (SEO) shops."The new rules...

What Twitter Told Me This Week

I get a lot of articles off twitter. Too many to write about all of them so I am just going to drop some on you here. Please be advised that the FUSF rate for Q1 of 2012 has increased...

FCC is Busy!

.The FCC is really busy!The FCC is still working on Inter-Carrier Compensation. It ordered Rural Call Completion.It approved TWC's $3B bid for Insight. "Time Warner Cable last August agreed to buy Insight for $3 billion in cash. The nation's No....

FCC is Busy!

.The FCC is really busy!The FCC is still working on Inter-Carrier Compensation. It ordered Rural Call Completion.It approved TWC's $3B bid for Insight. "Time Warner Cable last August agreed to buy Insight for $3 billion in cash. The nation's No....

FCC Rules on Rural

Following Congress sending him a letter, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has finally issued a ruling on Rural Call Completion [pdf].ATIS and NTCA have been hounding the FCC as complaints went from about 100 a month in 2009 to over 1000...

FCC Rules on Rural

Following Congress sending him a letter, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has finally issued a ruling on Rural Call Completion [pdf].ATIS and NTCA have been hounding the FCC as complaints went from about 100 a month in 2009 to over 1000...

It's a Mobile Monday

It's a mobile Monday as I get set to pack up to head to ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami Beach. Yahoo was being Yahoo this morning as it announced - in the same breath - that it has launched a...

The Lightsquared Predicament

Lightsquared is facing numerous obstacles on its way to launching a nationwide (*cough*cough*) 4G network with its spectrum. One obstacle: MONEY!  Sprint gave them until next month to start or lose the Sprint investment (which Sprint needs to continue to...

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...
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