SEC Rules Telcos Must Allow Investors to Vote on Net Neutrality
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today decided that telecommunications companies such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless must allow shareholders to vote in net neutrality policies. The decision was made in part thanks to the efforts of AT&T investors, who have been trying to add net neutrality policies to AT&T's shareholder ballot for years. "In view of the sustained public debate over the last several years concerning net neutrality and the Internet and the increasing recognition that the issue raises significant policy considerations, we do not believe that AT&T may omit the proposal from its proxy materials," said the SEC. The companies must "publicly commit to operate [their] wireless broadband networks consistent with network neutrality principles," and not discriminate on traffic based on source, content, or destination. AT&T argued that such proposals would interfere with their ability to manage their networks.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G Modem to Connect First 5G Networks and Devices
Qualcomm today said various network operators plan to use its Snapdragon X50 5G modem in trials this year, while a number of device makers have selected the X50 for mobile gear due next year. According to Qualcomm, the carriers committed to the X50 include AT&T, British Telecom, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, Verizon, and others.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
Democrats Looking to Force Vote on FCC Net Neutrality Repeal
Some members of the Senate hope they can overturn the FCC's attempt to repeal current net neutrality regulations. Sen.
Fire your Managers !
Then fire your network managers. If they can not manage your network to the extent that you are complying with the law, you probably shouldn't be in business.