FCC Grants E911 Waivers
Mar 24, 2005, 4:58 PM by (staff)
The FCC has granted 32 waivers for Phase II E911 implementation to rural carriers. Phase II of E911 expects carriers to be able to triangulate the location of handset with reasonable accuracy. Carriers are supposed to have this phase completed by 2006. However many rural carrier run their towers in a line along highways, making triangulation - and thus compliance - very difficult, especially on GSM systems. All carriers have previously had to comply with Phase I of E911, which required they provide call centers with a call back number and tower location for each call.
T-Mobile Needs Band 12 Phones to Also Support VoLTE, E911
T-Mobile has clarified its stance on Band 12 support in handsets that operate on its network. "We require phones using Band 12 on T-Mobile to support E911 and VoLTE in order to be certified on our network," said T-Mobile in a statement provided to Fierce Wireless.
T-Mobile Opens Up LTE Roaming to CCA Data Hub
T-Mobile today added its network to the Competitive Carriers Association's LTE data roaming hub. The move gives CCA members and their customers access to T-Mobile's LTE 4G network for data roaming purposes.
FCC to Let Phone Companies Replace TTY with RTT
The FCC this week adopted rules that will allow carriers to replace their existing (but aging) TTY systems with the more modern RTT (real-time text) service. The move is meant to expand the tools for the deaf, hard of hearing, and blind.
FCC Looking to Enable Nationwide Number Portability
The FCC wants to make it easier for consumers and businesses to port their number from one carrier to another. People can already bring their number with them when they change carriers, but there are location-based limitations that sometimes prevent porting from one area of the country to another.
AT&T Agrees to Pay $25 Million Over Privacy Debacle
AT&T today agreed to pay the FCC a fine of $25 million in order to settle an investigation into consumer privacy violations at its call centers. The data breaches, which took place in early 2014, exposed the personal data of some 280,000 AT&T customers at call centers in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines.
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