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Your Telecom Bill Is Going Up – Here’s Why

September 27, 2022

Via: No Jitter

On almost all telecom bills, there’s a section called something like “fees, taxes, and surcharges,” which customers pay in addition to the services that they are contracted for. These fees are rarely (if ever) discussed during negotiations for new services […]


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The Graceful and Ungraceful Evolution Away from POTS

August 4, 2022

Via: No Jitter

As much as I hate to admit it, and despite the fact that I rely on and love my low-tech, old time hardwired copper lines (yes, I still have two in my house), POTS lines are going the way of […]


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FCC: We need another $3.08 billion to fund rip and replace efforts

July 19, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reminded Congress again last week that the $1.9 billion Congress appropriated for the “rip and replace” program targeting the removal of some Chinese vendors’ equipment from domestic networks is drastically insufficient. […]


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FCC proposes penalty against Verizon for telecom accessibility rule violation

July 11, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Last week, The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau proposed slapping Verizon with $100,000 fine for reportedly failing to provide the Bureau with critical information related to customer accusations the carrier’s Premium Visual Voicemail service, which transcribes the first 45 […]


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Kagan: What the US can learn from the EU on protecting digital markets

July 8, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The European Union just passed new rules called the Digital Markets Act or DMA. This legislation imposes new rules to better control tech companies like Google or Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and others. The United States is currently debating […]


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Supreme Court denies Apple’s request to hear Qualcomm patent case

June 28, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Apple and Qualcomm may have reached corporate detent in 2019, but they’ve continued legal wrangling over the patents at the core of the dispute for years. Apple’s latest attempt to keep the dispute active has failed: Earlier this week, the […]


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Sophisticated Data Collection Means Sophisticated Data Dilemmas

May 2, 2022

Via: No Jitter

To me, one of the great takeaways from Enterprise Connect 2022 was the discussion of increasing levels of sophistication in data collection—some might call it “strip mining”—and repackaging that data for other uses, i.e., revenue generation. From the contact center […]


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Future of E911: 5 IT Areas to Consider

February 1, 2022

Via: No Jitter

With the January 6, 2022 date for compliance with RAY BAUM’s Act for non-fixed endpoints now past, those responsible for 911 location and call routing management may be lulled into a false sense of security. While it’s true that there […]


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Regulatory Fiasco: FAA and FCC Feud Over 5G

January 25, 2022

Via: No Jitter

I hadn’t planned to write about the regulatory spat between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) surrounding the C-band radio spectrum, but here we are. The reason I’d mostly ignored it was because I assumed […]


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5 Pressing Questions Surrounding Enterprise E-911 in 2022

January 18, 2022

Via: No Jitter

Federal legislation (Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’s Act) and their mutually inclusive regulations, including finding, routing, and reporting an E-911 emergency event, have phased into place over the last few years. The final requirements of the RAY BAUM’s Act, dispatchable […]


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2021 Was the Year the Feds Got Serious About Cybersecurity

December 13, 2021

Via: No Jitter

Almost from the beginning of the Biden administration early this year, the federal government, through its many branches and agencies, has taken a hard and continuously evolving look at improving cybersecurity across the spectrum of American enterprises. This push has […]


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How the Infrastructure Bill Boosts Broadband Access

November 23, 2021

Via: No Jitter

What can you buy for $65 billion? That kind of money could purchase one Big Mac for every citizen of the Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia combined — or build and upgrade the United States’ high-speed Internet infrastructure. According to […]


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6 Ways the Cybersecurity Executive Order Affects the Office

November 10, 2021

Via: No Jitter

The Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) was issued on May 12th, 2021. The EO applies primarily to federal agencies and federal systems; however, it also applies to government contractors and subcontractors. All enterprises and organizations should pay attention to the initiatives, […]


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Negotiate a Better Cloud Contract to Avoid Traps

September 16, 2021

Via: No Jitter

Enterprise Connect is right around the corner. It’s where I’ll be teaching attendees how best to negotiate cloud contracts, spot “gotchas,” and prevent them from happening in the future. Some of these “gotchas” include whether or not your service level […]


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Where Will Infrastructure Bill Take Telecom Industry?

August 17, 2021

Via: No Jitter

Focusing on enterprise communications, I don’t usually address topics involving the regulatory aspects of our business. Further, it has been my experience that IT pros are generally wary of communications services providers, looking at them more in terms of a […]


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Beyond the Mandate: Next Steps in the Fight to Combat Robocalls and Spoofing

July 9, 2021

Via: Telecom Ramblings

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Jamie Gibson, VP of Technology, Ribbon Communications Robocalling is no small problem. These nuisance calls are the major source of consumer complaints, with some estimates suggesting that more than 22 billion robocalls have been […]


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What European Data Law Changes Mean for Your Enterprise

May 21, 2021

Via: No Jitter

With confidential data theft on the rise (everything from the Colonial Pipeline to your local hospital), enterprises are in a bind when it comes to protecting their data. But security concerns aren’t the only thing causing enterprises headaches. Following changes […]


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AI Regulation: Holding Data Bad Actors Accountable

April 29, 2021

Via: No Jitter

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been present in our professional and civilian lives for a while, but both the European Union (EU) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have recently taken prominent steps to recognize its power and potential harm. […]


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Managing Telecom Expenses: Don’t Forget the Fees

April 19, 2021

Via: No Jitter

They say two things are unavoidable in life: death and taxes. If you have reviewed your phone bills lately, you might as well tack on fees to that list. Telecommunications taxes, surcharges, and fees are myriad, complex, and significant. Most […]


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Dejero Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

April 8, 2021

Via: Broadcast Beat

Dejero, an innovator in resilient connectivity for critical communications, has received ISO 9001:2015 certification in recognition of its quality management system. The scope includes the design, development, realization, information assurance, and support of Dejero’s products and services. ISO 9001:2015 is […]