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DT Ponders the Future of T-Mobile USA

Suffering from the global recession, its relatively smaller size as the No. 4 wireless carrier in the United States, and a late launch into 3G and smartphones, T-Mobile USA has become a problem for Deutsche Telekom. This week DT’s top shareholders gave it until the middle of next year to save T-Mobile USA. The Financial […]

Sprint, Alltel, U.S. Cellular Fined for Not Meeting E911 Deadline

Sprint Nextel, Alltel and U.S. Cellular Corp. are facing a combined $2.8 million worth of fines from the FCC for failing to meet an E911 deadline. Sprint faces a $1.3 million fine, Alltels is $1 million and U.S. Cellulars is $500,000. The FCC said it will fine the companies because they did not meet the […]

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 […]

FCC Sticks to Nov. 28 Deadline, but Changes Likely

As pressure mounted for the FCC to relent on its deadline for VoIP E911, the U.S. regulatory agency stuck to its guns in the short term, continuing to insist that VoIP service providers file letters of compliance by Nov. 28. However, the breadth of voice being raised in opposition to the FCCs actions with regard […]

Nuvio Files with Court to Stay FCC E911 Order

Nuvio Corp., a provider of wholesale hosted PBX services, has taken another step in its efforts regarding the FCCs June order giving VoIP service providers just 120 days to implement an E-911 service. After filing an appeal last week with the FCC, and waiting the required 10 days, the company now has filed with the […]

Nuvio Requests Stay of E911 Deadline

VoIP provider Nuvio Corp. said yesterday it has filed a motion with the FCC for a stay of the Nov. 28 deadline requiring VoIP service providers to have E911. Nuvio requested the FCC to stay a portion of its order until a nationwide solution is available to service providers. The company in August filed an […]

FCC Pushes VoIP Subscriber Acknowledgement Deadline to October

The FCC once again has extended the deadline requiring VoIP service providers to get acknowledgement from subscribers that they might not have access to E911 calling. The commission in August had threatened to cut off subscribers who had not responded, but changed that deadline to Sept. 29. Yesterday, the group said VoIP providers now have […]

FCC Changes Deadline that Threatened VoIP Subscriber Cut-Off

The FCC on Friday morning extended the deadline for VoIP providers to gather subscribers’ acknowledgements that they might not have access to E911 calling.Commissioners moved the date from Aug. 29 to Sept. 28, giving providers some relief from the fear that thousands of VoIP subscribers stood to lose their service if they did not respond […]

VoiceLog E911 Alert Released in Time for July 29 Deadline

Third-party verification provider VoiceLog LLC has released E911Alert, a service it says meets new FCC requirements for notifying VoIP users about the status of their E911 access. New rules go into effect on July 29 that require VoIP carriers connecting with the PSTN to notify subscribers of any limitations to their E911 service, including where […]

Verizon Threatens to Walk Away from MCI

Verizon Communications Inc. has threatened to walk away from plans to acquire MCI Inc. if the long-distance phone company declares a competing bid by Qwest Communications International Inc. to be superior. Qwest has imposed a midnight deadline for MCI to accept its $9.07 billion offer, which exceeds a $7.64 billion bid by Verizon. If the […]

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