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FCC launches group to protect hospitals from robocalls

March 27, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

As if hospitals around the U.S. don’t have enough to worry about in the midst of a pandemic, their everyday cybersecurity concerns, including their vulnerability to being targeted by robocallers or having their official phone numbers spoofed by scammers trying […]


News, Regulations

T-Mo granted access to more 600 MHz as part of FCC’s coronavirus response

March 16, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has temporarily granted T-Mobile US special access to more of the 600 MHz band, to help meet increased demand for mobile broadband by consumers and first responders during the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus. T-Mobile […]


News, Regulations

Trump signs into law $1B for rural carrier rip-and-replace

March 13, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

President Trump on March 12 signed into law the Secured and Trusted Network Communications Act, which among other things, will provide up to $1 billion in funding to rip-and-replace network infrastructure primarily among rural U.S. operators. While the legislation doesn’t […]


Modern Media, Regulations, Worldwide equipment sales

US extends Huawei’s temporary general license until May 15

March 12, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Huawei remains on Department of Commerce Entity List The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) officially announced that it will extend the Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates which […]


News, Regulations

Stepping up the war on robocalls, Pai moves on STIR/SHAKEN mandate

March 9, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed mandatory implementation of the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication framework to fight unwanted robocalls, in line with recently passed federal legislation. If adopted, the mandate would require voice service providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN by […]


Regulations

Tech giants shred NAB research on unlicensed use of 6 GHz as ‘wildly inaccurate’

March 6, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Beginning in late 2018, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission began soliciting input from industry stakeholders on opening up spectrum in the 6 GHz band, a 1200 megahertz swatch between 5.925 GHz and 7.125 GHz, for unlicensed use for both Wi-Fi […]


News, Regulations

Unwanted robocalls up 49% in one year, TNS finds

March 4, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Despite ongoing efforts by industry and regulators to stem the flood of unwanted robocalls, a Transaction Network Services report has found that the number of such robocalls jumped by 49% from 2018 to 2019, and grew even faster in the […]


Regulations

FCC sets rules for CBRS PALs auction

March 3, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

On the heels of a millimeter wave auction which featured the largest amount of spectrum ever put forth for auction in the U.S., the next Federal Communications Commission auction is chasing a different superlative: the most licenses offered in a […]


Regulations

FCC proposes to fine carriers $200m over wireless location data misuse

March 2, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to fine the four national carriers up to $200 million over the unauthorized release and sale of wireless customers’ location data, around two years after the violations first came to light. The largest single […]


News, Regulations

CenturyLink Held Accountable in Colorado

February 28, 2020

Via: No Jitter

Kudos to Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and his team for shining a bright light on the long-standing, shady process communications carriers have relied on to generate lines of revenue that masquerade as government-mandated assessments. In response to many consumer […]