Smoking, Frying, Grilling and Spying

IP communications is at the heart of this debate and protecting our access and usage to this technology is paramount. There needs to be some form of access but it must not hinder innovation or normal business and civilian communications, and it must contain effective safeguards.

FBI Efforts Would Hurt Telecom

Could the federal governments efforts to update CALEA ruin telecom development and innovation? One analysis concludes, Yes.”

SimpleSignal Enhances SimpleSIP

VoIP and SIP provider SimpleSignal Inc. said it has enhanced its SimpleSIP SIP trunking platform. Some of the new features include G.711 and G.729a CODECs support; disaster recovery options; CALEA compliance; Web-based telephone number management; geographic network redundancy; and a managed QoS platform. SimpleSignal Inc.

VoIP Providers Face Regulatory Compliance Deadlines

WHILE STOPPING SHORT OF DECLARING providers of interconnected VoIP services to be offering telecommunications services, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed increased regulation on such providers. Further regulatory burdens are likely in the coming months and years. Late last year, the FCC established deadlines of Feb. 12 and March 12, 2007, by which interconnected VoIP […]

Don’t Keep Your Head in the Sand!

If you are in the channel and you are not taking the time to understand the current regulatory environment or more importantly, the pending regulatory environment, you are doing your company a disservice. There are many issues that are being debated in Congress, the FCC and the state PUCs that, ultimately, will impact the way […]

FCC Upholds VoIP CALEA-Compliance Deadline

The FCC on Wednesday stuck with a May 14, 2007 deadline requiring VoIP providers to comply with 1994s Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The agency last August had said providers must meet CALEA obligations, but a number of carriers asked the FCC to reconsider the deadline. The FCC on Wednesday refused to change […]

Should You Be Concerned With CALEA? Probably

While new economic realities force telecommunications carriers and service providers to cut personnel and drastically reduce operating expenses, these companies are bearing ever increasing costs to meet new mandates from law enforcement agencies. These legal demands often force an increase in personnel and operating costs associated with servicing legal orders for customers records and lawful […]

Linking to the Law

The Federal Communications Commission recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling laying out the agency’s proposed approach to implementing a legal framework for the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), particularly as it applies to packet-mode technologies such as VoIP. The Aug. 9, 2004, proposal, if adopted, is expected to impact […]

What Does VoIP Regulation Mean To You?

If youve been wondering what the impact of the FCCs deliberations on VoIP will mean to your business, this is the session you must attend. My hope is that the dialogue among the various representatives of VoIP providers and vendors will allow us to tease out the business-related aspects of the regulatory issues, says VoIP […]

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