FCC Will Not Cut off VoIP Subscribers with No E-911

The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued a notice late Tuesday, that, once again, it had adjusted its original VoIP E-911 Order. The agency dropped the requirement that VoIP service providers cut off subscribers who do not have E-911 coverage by Nov. 28 The notice also says the agency explicitly bans VoIP service providers from marketing in […]

Intercarrier Compensation Under Scrutiny

The FCC in March launched the second phase of its comprehensive rulemaking proceeding regarding intercarrier compensation. Policies and regulations adopted as a result of it likely will affect all corners of the telecommunications industry. The commission’s objective in the proceeding perhaps is summarized best by Commissioner Michael J. Copps: “Our intercarrier compensation system is Byzantine […]

TMI Offers New Electronic Publications

Technologies Management Inc. (Booth 729), a regulatory consulting firm for telecommunications providers, announced it now offers expanded electronic publications to help carriers comply with consumer obligations imposed by states and the FCC. Among the expanded publications is TMIs Credit, Billing and Disconnection Rules Handbook, which provides essential information on how to bill and collect for […]

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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 […]


Posted: 12/2003 INTEC RELEASES LATEST VERSION OF INTERCONNECT OPTIMIZED ROUTING Intec Telecom Systems, an OSS provider, is releasing the latest version of its InterconnecT Optimized Routing (OR). InterconnecT OR optimizes an operators margins through tighter control of costs and revenue when trading international traffic minutes, says the company. InterconnecT OR is fully integrated with Intecs […]

FCC to Open Proceeding on VoIP Regulation

FCC Chairman Michael Powell has announced plans to look at how to regulate Internet-based phone companies such as Vonage Holdings Corp. and 8×8 Inc. “We have actually the accelerated the timetable on this” notice of public rulemaking, said FCC spokesman Richard Diamond Friday. In recent months, state public service commissions have started investigating how to […]

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