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Regulations

Why do telecom companies face such strict regulations?

April 9, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Some industries are regulated more heavily and strictly than others. For better or worse, the cryptocurrency market is practically free from regulations, while industries like cannabis-related products, are subject to much stricter laws and protocols. The telecom industry is one […]


Regulations

Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocalls

April 3, 2018

Via: Phys.org

A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that 2015 regulations from the Federal Communications Commission could wrongly classify […]


Regulations

Verizon changes its partner program for business customers

March 29, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon is making changes to help partners who sell its products and services to enterprise customers. The company said it will implement a master agent model in the U.S. to better support the many sub-agents who sell Verizon’s services to […]


Regulations

CenturyLink, Consolidated, Frontier and Windstream reiterate call for 3.5 GHz spectrum rule changes

March 28, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

CenturyLink, Consolidated, Frontier and Windstream have collectively made their case to the FCC that preserving census tracts in rural areas for 3.5 GHz spectrum—including a hybrid approach that allows large license sizes in urban areas—will enable them to expand their […]


Regulations

Qualcomm samples 2 Gbps LTE modem

February 23, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

As Qualcomm reportedly prepares for a high-stakes meeting with hostile suitor Broadcom, the leading maker of smartphone modems is predicting 2 Gbps download speeds for smartphones this year. Qualcomm says it is sampling its eighth generation LTE modem, the Snapdragon […]


News, Regulations

Top telecom regulator faces internal probe: lawmaker

February 22, 2018

Via: Phys.org

The top US telecom regulator is the object of an internal watchdog probe into the handling of rule changes that benefitted a politically sensitive merger of two major broadcast operators, a lawmaker said Thursday. A spokesman for Representative Frank Pallone, […]


Regulations

Impact of Data Protection Legislation

February 14, 2018

Via: No Jitter

2018 will usher in a new era of data protection as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25. How does this impact a business based in North America? The GDPR legislation took a […]


Regulations

FCC commissioners remain divided on broadband progress report’s merits

February 6, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

The FCC determined in its 2018 Broadband Deployment Report that the overturning of the 2015 Title II order for net neutrality will help to enable large telcos and cable operators to make capital investments to enhance broadband availability, but overall, […]


Regulations

California Issues Net Neutrality Challenge to FCC

February 2, 2018

Via: TelcoExchange Blog

In a recent CCMI webinar I stated that the worst possible outcome for Internet regulation for the country would be for each of the 50 states to legislate their own net neutrality rules in opposition to the FCC’s Internet Freedom Order, while […]


Networks & Systems, Regulations

Report: Trump administration considering nationalized 5G network build

January 29, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Internal memo cites security as primary motivator for a government-owned 5G network, according to Axios; Pai opposes Based on a document the media outlet says was “produced by a senior National Security Council official,” Axios is reporting that the Trump […]