Peer-to-Peer Blog: ReVeal

Adhering to CPNI rules is important as the FCC has imposed fines from $10,000 to $100,000 for each violation.

Carrier NDAs Threaten TEM Providers

With telecom expense management providers uncovering millions of dollars in billing errors, overcharges and redundancies, it was only a matter of time before carriers would try to shut them out of the mix. Although carrier contractual language has been making stipulations about third-party involvement for years, TEM providers are reporting an increase in restrictions made by carriers, therefore incapacitating them and stifling their customer relationships.

New CPNI Rules Vex Agents

March 1 marks the deadline for carriers to comply with the FCCs heightened customer proprietary network information (CPNI) rules. Getting the right processes and paperwork in place in time has been quite a ride for carriers and agents alike bumpy for some, pretty smooth for others and, in some cases, a non-issue. The new rules […]

FCC Releases CPNI Order

The FCC is requiring landline and wireless carriers to adopt more safeguards that bar pretexting, or the unauthorized disclosure of consumers phone records. The order on customer proprietary network information (CPNI) contains several provisions, among them the requirement that carriers including VoIP providers cannot release call records unless the caller provides a correct password. Otherwise, […]

Committee Sends CPNI Bill to Full Senate

The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday voted to approve the Protecting Consumer Phone Records Act, which prevents companies and individuals from fraudulently obtaining consumers private phone records in a practice known as pretexting. The measure now goes to the full Senate for consideration. The act covers wireless, wireline and IP telephony services, and makes it […]

Regulatory News – Court Rules Against FCC on Customer Information

Posted: 11/1999 Court Rules Against FCC on Customer Information By Kim Sunderland The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with Denver-based US WEST Inc. in reviewing the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) order restricting the use, disclosure of and access to customer proprietary network information (CPNI). An appeal is expected. At issue here are […]

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