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FRIDAY - MAY 5, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 211

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

First, a short lesson in crime:

Pretexting is to pretend that you are someone who you are not, telling an untruth, or creating deception. The practice of pretexting involves tricking the telecom carrier into giving up personal information, in most cases, with the scammer pretending to be the customer. At present, the majority of wireless providers consider the practice of pretexting as illegal. [Source: Wikipedia]

Social engineering is the practice of obtaining confidential information by manipulation of legitimate users. A social engineer will commonly use the telephone or Internet to trick people into revealing sensitive information or getting them to do something that is against typical policies. By this method, social engineers exploit the natural tendency of a person to trust his or her word, rather than exploiting computer security holes. It is generally agreed upon that “users are the weak link” in security and this principle is what makes social engineering possible. [Source: Wikipedia]

There has been a lot in the news lately about unscrupulous people getting the telephone records of famous people. They really created a big mess when they did it to some high-ranking government officials in Washington DC. Now the FCC is proposing new rules to stop this practice, but they want to apply them to the Cell Phone Companies AND Paging Companies too.

The American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC) and USA Mobility have both filed comments to the FCC, asking them to take it easy on the Paging Companies. I have reproduced both documents, the AAPC Comments on this page, and the USA Mobility Comments on the next page. The order of their appearance doesn't mean anything. The USA Mobility document is the longer of the two and it wouldn't fit on page one.

If you think that you may have been a victim of “pretexting” or if you want to learn more about it, please read this info by the Federal Trade Commission on how to protect yourself.

This week's headlines:

  • AAPC Wireless Forum, Tentative Schedule of Events
  • Shakeup at Motient Corp.
  • GTES Announces GPS Tracking Price Breakthrough with SVR-200
  • TTI Wireless becomes Ascom Certified Solution Partner
  • AAPC Comments to FCC on Proposed Rulemaking
  • Report from the EMMA Conference in Athens
  • Snapshots from the EMMA meeting in Athens
  • Largent Commends FTC Action Against Data Thieves
  • Nex-Tech Wireless to Offer One Voice's MobileVoice Service
  • Hailing a cab through text messaging (Philippines)
  • Firms Develop Policies, Technologies to Curb IM Security Dangers
  • USA Mobility Comments to FCC on Proposed Rulemaking
  • “Ducks In A Row” © Photography With Imagination
  • Letter About The Upcoming PTC Meeting and AAPC Conference
  • Pat Merkel Has Glenayre Paging Equipment For Sale
  • Claude Everton Has VHF Paging Equipment For Sale
  • Microsoft and QUALCOMM to Revolutionize the Next Generation of Smartphones
  • First VoIP E911 Call-Handling Solution in Texas
  • Thought For The Week

Now on to more news and views.

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FTC sues five Web sites selling phone records

By Grant Gross, IDG News Service
May 03, 2006 5:28 pm ET
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed federal court complaints against five Web-based operations accused of selling consumers’ confidential telephone records, the agency announced Wednesday.

The FTC is asking U.S. courts in five states to order the defendants to permanently halt the illegal sale of phone records. The FTC also wants courts to order the operations to give up the money they've made by selling the records.

“Trafficking in consumers’ confidential telephone records is outrageous,” Lydia Parnes, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement. “It robs consumers of their privacy and exposes them to everything from snoops to stalkers. We intend to put a stop to it.”

The defendants in these cases are: 77 Investigations Inc. and Reginald Kimbro, based in Upland, California; AccuSearch Inc., doing business as Abika.com, and Jay Patel, based in Cheyenne, Wyoming; CEO Group Inc., doing business as Check Em Out, and Scott Joseph, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Information Search Inc., and David Kacala, based in Baltimore, Maryland; and Integrity Security & Investigation Services Inc., Edmund L. Edmister, Tracey Edmister, and F. Lynn Moseley, based in Yorktown, Virginia.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 says customers’ phone records are their private property and can only be disclosed to the customer or with the approval of the customer, the FTC said.

The defendants advertised on their Web sites that they could obtain the confidential phone records of any individual, including lists of outgoing and incoming calls, and make that information available for a fee, the FTC said.

Congress and the FTC have focused on the sale of phone records after complaints last year from the Electronic Privacy Information Center. In January, Representative Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he had asked the FTC and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate Web sites that offer to sell mobile phone records, including information about incoming and outgoing calls, for as little as US$89.95.

Source: Macworld


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Panel Moderator: Brad Dye, Wireless Messaging Consultant

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Majority of Motient directors not seeking re-election

May 02, 2006
By Gregory Meyer

(Crain’s)—The majority of Motient Corp.’s board—including its chairman—have chosen not to seek re-election this year, the company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday.

Directors C. Gerald Goldsmith, Gerald Kittner, Jonelle St. John and Barry Williamson and Chairman Steven Singer have all decided not to stand for re-election at Motient’s 2006 annual meeting, the Lincolnshire-based wireless communications company said. Ms. St. John has served on the board since 2000 while Messers Singer and Kittner were elected in 2002. Messers Goldsmith and Williamson have been on Motient’s board since 2005.

The company did not disclose plans for replacements.

A Motient representative was unavailable for immediate comment.

Meanwhile, the board on Saturday elected David Andonian to serve as a director. Mr. Andonian is chairman of the board of Affinnova Inc., a marketing services company.

Motient is locked in a proxy battle with Highland Select Equity Fund, the company’s largest shareholder. Last week, Highland filed a lawsuit claiming Motient officers have been deficient in financial reporting, have made questionable management decisions and engaged in business transactions that pose conflicts of interest.

Highland claimed in court documents that Motient was forced to restate earnings for the periods ending June 30, 2005 and September 30, 2005 because the company failed to “properly reflect stock compensation expenses and other equity interests.” Highland said that Motient awarded $18 million in bonuses during a year where it had $13 million in sales.

Highland also questioned Motient’s pattern of doing business headed by organizations with personal relationships to its board of directors. In the lawsuit, Highland criticized Motient for working with Gary Singer, brother of chairman Mr. Singer, who is a “convicted felon whose white-collar criminal activities and securities law violations landed him a lifetime ban from serving as an officer or director of a public company.”

Source: Chicago Business


GTES Announces GPS Tracking Price Breakthrough with SVR-200

GTES announces the latest update to the SHERLOC Hosted Location Services (www.sherlocgps.com), supporting the SVR-200 GPS tracking device. The SVR-200 combines a SiRFstar GPS with ReFLEX wireless linking, and provides extremely competitive pricing for both the hardware and the airtime services.

svr200Custer, WA (PRWEB) May 1, 2006—GTES is pleased to announce today that it has released the latest update to the SHERLOC™ Hosted Location Services (www.sherlocgps.com), adding support for the SVR-200 GPS tracking device. The SVR-200 combines a high-performance SiRFstar GPS engine with wireless linking via the ReFLEX two-way data network, and provides extremely competitive pricing for both the hardware and the airtime services.

“In discussions with our customers we identified a number of applications requiring a lower-cost hardware platform combined with reduced operating costs,” stated GTES Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development Mark Pocock. “We believe that the SVR-200 price point will attract both consumer and business operators who want to enjoy the security and efficiency benefits of on-demand vehicle tracking, but had considered previously available solutions too expensive to justify”.

The SVR-200 is a 12-24V vehicle tracking device which supports scheduled or on-demand location reporting, geofences, background tracking, speed and motion alerts, external I/O connectivity, and is available with service plans for the US or Canada. When used in combination the SHERLOC™ web-based tracking service, the SVR-200 provides the means for subscribers to determine the current location of the vehicle either on-demand or on a regularly scheduled basis. Alerts can be sent to a cell-phone or email account, notifying subscribers when the vehicle speed exceeds a programmable threshold, enters or exits a defined geographic area, or is stopped for more than a configurable length of time. Visibility of the vehicle location and behavior increases security, reduces operating costs, and improves the efficiency of fleet management.

“We’re pleased to add the SVR-200 to the suite of tracking solutions we offer,” stated GTES President Russ Allen. “SHERLOC™ is already gaining strong acceptance in the security industry. With the unique combination of performance and value afforded by the SVR-200, we are looking forward to addressing the vehicle tracking needs of even our most cost sensitive customers.”

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TTI Wireless becomes Ascom Certified Solution Partner

Thursday, 04 May 2006

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 4, 2006—Ascom Wireless Solutions Inc., a leading developer of on-site wireless communications solutions, is pleased to announce that TTI Wireless has signed up to be a Gold Level Certified Solution Partner. TTI Wireless, headquartered in Sayreville, NJ, services customers throughout the USA and will be a reseller of Ascom's FreeNET VoWiFi system and UNITE Messaging Suite. TTI Wireless is an industry leader with over 30 years experience with on-site and campus paging solutions.

The Ascom FreeNET standards-based solution consists of market-specific VoWiFi portable handsets, a robust messaging system, VoIP Gateway for integration with an existing circuit-switched PBX and supports IEEE standards, including 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11e (Quality of Service), and 802.11i (Security).

The UNITE Messaging Suite consists of small embedded computing servers with Ascom software applications utilizing a Linux kernel providing unparalleled reliability. This is a major improvement over current servers and operating systems and yields substantially longer mean time between failures (MTBF).

"TTI is very pleased to become a Gold Level Certified Solution Partner for Ascom Wireless," says Craig Badrick, CEO of TTI. "The Ascom products are a natural fit for our existing customers and will also allow us an opportunity expand our wireless presence throughout the USA. As an industry leader in wireless messaging it was only natural for TTI to team with another wireless leader in Ascom."

"We are pleased that TTI Wireless has decided to become a partner with Ascom. Their strong customer relationships in healthcare, industry, military bases and hospitality are perfect candidates for FreeNET and UNITE messaging solutions." says Tom McKearney, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Ascom Wireless Solutions. "We look forward to helping them provide fully integrated solutions to their customer base."

About TTI Wireless

Turn-key Technologies, Inc. has over 20 years experience with on-site paging systems and wireless communications specializing in Government, DOD, Healthcare, Industrial, Hospitality, Alarm Interface, and Business applications. Based in Sayreville, NJ, with over 1000 custom-designed in-house paging systems installed nationwide.

About Ascom Wireless Solutions Inc.

Ascom(R) Wireless Solutions (AWS) is the Americas' market leading provider of on-site wireless communication solutions, bringing smart integration to existing systems which enables greater freedom of movement, better service and increased safety in the workplace. Ascom on-site wireless solutions make existing systems work smarter through the integration of complementing, not competing, technologies. Because Ascom is not limited to one particular technology, they can customize unique solutions to meet an organization's needs, helping to create a road map for the long-term goal of an all-digital, wireless facility. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, AWS is a part of the Swiss Ascom Group, an international solution provider with comprehensive technological know-how specializing in Wireless Solutions (high-value on-site communications solutions) and Security Solutions (applications for security, communication, automation and control systems for infrastructure operators, public security institutions and the army). For more information, please visit www.ascomwireless.com.

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The NH100 allows a user to remotely control power to any device that can be plugged into a standard household outlet. Simply page the unit just as you would an ordinary pager . . . it’s completely wireless, no phone line is required. The NH100’s smaller size makes it perfect for rebooting and simple on/off applications. Convenient installation options include an audible alarm and serial data port allowing for printed messages that makes it a popular choice for emergency notification applications.

NH100
Patent Pending

NH-100
Designed with the ISP, Data Center, or Co-location facility in mind, the NH8 allows you to reboot locked up equipment from 8 individual time delay programmable outlets. The 15 amp power outlets are activated remotely allowing for full power-off reboots and remote site equipment management. All Nighthawk products are shipped to you pre-programmed to paging signals in your region and ready to install immediately.
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NH8

NOW YOU CAN DO THE LEGWORK OF AN ENTIRE WORKFORCE . . . IN AN INSTANT.

Put the innovative technology of Nighthawk to work for you. For more information on any of our products or services, please contact us.

Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
10715 Gulfdale, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: 877-764-4484
Fax: 210-341-2011
E-mail: sales@nighthawksystems.com
Web: www.nighthawksystems.com

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WANTED

Skydata BUC Model 2205

Specs: C Band Block Up converter.
Input: L Band, Power: 5 W The unit may be used, but in good working condition.

Optional: What we really need is the internal module SSPA (Solid State Power Amp), in order to repair a 2205 BUC. We have contacted a company that can manufacture the SSPA, and they accept to manufacture two SSPAs (but not only one). So, with the commitment of someone else to buy an SSPA, we could order SSPA x 2. The SSPA specifications are: Manufacturer: Nanowave, model: 5804-37-3, C-band, 5 watts. This is the original part number used in the Skydata BUC 2205.

Questions or comments please contact Karen Ham at e-mail: karen_ham@alfacom.hn or by phone at: (504) 239-2424 (It's in Honduras. . . Not in the US)

Please note: To call this number from the USA dial: 011-504-239-2424



GTES LLC

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GTES Corporate
Russ Allen
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cell: 360-820-3888
russ.allen@gtesinc.com
GTES Sales
Brooks Marsden
340 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 770-754-1666
Cell: 404-518-6632
brooks.marsden@gtesinc.com

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www.sherlocgps.com

GTES has recently made the strategic decision to expanding its development activities to include wireless location technologies; a market that researchers forecast could reach $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ a complete one-stop wireless location service, providing the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their service or delivery fleets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

GTES is offering SHERLOC™ services both directly and through authorized resellers. If your company has an interest in finding out how location services can enhance your revenue stream, and has the contacts and expertise to make you successful in the location marketplace, please contact us for further information at www.sherlocgps.com and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.


www.gtesinc.com
Your Professional Services Partner


GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider in the Paging industry. With over 200 years of combined experience in Glenayre hardware and software support, GTES offers the industry the most professional support and engineering development staff available.


Continued Support Programs
GTES Partner Program
Product Sales
On-Site Services
Software Development
Product Training


CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR SUPPORT NEEDS
GTES LLC


Hark Technologies

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Wireless Communication Solutions


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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion


  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP, SMTP, or WCTP
  • Pass through Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Supports Ethernet or PPP Connection to Internet w/Dial Backup
  • Includes 4 Serial Ports for Multiplexing Traffic

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IPG Internet Paging Gateway


  • No Moving Parts Such as Hard Drives or Fans to Fail
  • Supports 10Base-T Network Connection to Internet
  • Accepts HTTP, SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP from Internet
  • Sends TAP or TNPP to Your Paging Terminal

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PageTrack


  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
  • Uses standard paging receiver
  • Available in 152-158 POCSAG or 929 FLEX (call for others)

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Omega Unified Messaging Server


  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available

Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and Email Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).


Contact
Hark Technologies
3507 Iron Horse Dr., Bldg 200
Ladson, SC 29456
Tel: 843-285-7200
Fax: 843-285-7220
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Hark Technologies


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Turn-key RF System Products, Engineering & Technical Services

  • Conventional Single Site and Wide Area Simulcast System Configurations
  • Analog Tone & Voice and Digital POCSAG/FLEX™ One-Way Paging Systems
  • ReFLEX™ Two-Way Paging and Conventional LMR Mobile Data Systems
  • System Design, Integration/Interface Specials, Pre-install Staging/Configuration
  • On-Site Installation, Documentation and Technical/Administrative Training
  • RF Coverage Prediction, “Drive Test” Verification & Simulcast Delay Optimization
  • Domestic and International Project Support

Call (217) 653-8200 Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves (660) 341-0304 for your Project Requirements!
E-mail: sales@AdvancedRF.biz
301 Oak St., Suite 2-46A, Quincy, IL 62301

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  • Supplier of Motorola and Unication
    pagers, offering an extensive range of
    UHF and VHF models
  • Repair service on all Motorola pagers
    and two-way radios
  • Motorola's appointed service centre for
    parts, repairs and accessories

Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)2380 666 333
e-mail: enquiries@thcomms.co.uk
Web: www.thcomms.co.uk

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Unication USA

Unication’s

Paging

Products

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The Paging Industry expects quality, reliable, and high performance paging products.

We at Unication have listened and delivered.

  • One-Way Pagers
    • Alpha Elite and Alpha Gold—Our top of the line FLEX™ / POCSAG, 4-line alphanumeric pagers with an identical user interface and comparable RF performance to the Motorola Elite and Gold pagers.
    • NP88—Our newest numeric FLEX / POCSAG pager with the best backlight in the Industry.
  • Two-Way ReFLEX™ Advanced Messaging Pagers
    • Partner—A refreshed version of Motorola’s T900 Classic.
    • e80—A fully licensed version of the former PerComm e80.
  • Telemetry
    • We offer RF and decoding solutions.
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About Unication Co., Ltd.

  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
  • An ODM to major telecommunications companies.
  • More than 300 associates worldwide with Engineering Design Centers in Taipei, China and Vancouver, BC.  The engineering team has years of experience in wireless systems, embedded SW, RF design and protocols for infrastructure and pagers.
  • Our Accelerated Life Testing facility ensures the highest quality of products for our customers.
  • Fully licensed by Motorola for product design technology and the FLEX Family of Protocols.
  • Sales and Engineering support office in Arlington, Texas.
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  Contact Information

  Kirk Alland
  Unication USA
  1901 E. Lamar Blvd
  Arlington, TX 76006
  (817) 926-6771
  kirk@unication.com

Unication USA

Prism Paging

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Prism Message Gateway Systems
Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

  • Radio Paging Terminals
  • Voicemail Systems
  • E-mail and Network Text Messaging Systems
  • Digital Trunk Switching Systems
  • Digital Trunk and Voicemail Concentrators
  • Remote Network Encoders
  • TNPP Network Routers

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

  • Commercial Paging Carriers
  • Private Paging Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Industrial Paging
  • Energy Companies – Load Management

Logical Choice

  • Replace Outdated, UNLICENSED Paging Terminals
  • Eliminate Outrageously High Support Costs
  • Add New Paging System with ALL THE FEATURES
  • Provide Your Customers With Features They Want
  • Designed and Supported by Industry Experts

Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International


Contact
Prism Paging
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
Internet: www.prismpaging.com left CLICK HERE
E-mail: info@prismpaging.com left arrow CLICK HERE
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BEFORE THE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20554

In the Matter of` ) 
 ) 
Implementation of the Telecommunications )CC Docket No. 96-115
Act of 1996; ) 
 ) 
Telecommunications Carriers’ Use of ) 
Customer Proprietary Network Information ) 
and other Customer information; ) 
 ) 
Petition for Rulemaking to Enhance Security )RM-11277
and Authentication Standards for Access to ) 
Customer Proprietary Network Information. ) 
   
To: The Commission, en banc   

COMMENTS OF
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS
ON NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

     THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS (AAPC), by its attorney, respectfully submits its comments to the Federal Communications Commission in response to the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the captioned proceeding, FCC 06-10, released February 14, 2006 and published at 71 Fed. Reg. 13317 (March 15, 2006).1 The NPRM is directed at carrier handling of individually identifiable Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI), primarily customer call data and related service information, which paging carriers do not record or store. Accordingly, AAPC respectfully requests that any new or modified regulations adopted by the Commission to enhance the protection afforded for CPNI be appropriately tailored to address the underlying problems it identifies, and do not impose new reporting or other requirements on paging carriers or other groups that generally do not compile significant amounts of individually identifiable CPNI.

     As its comments in response to the NPRM, AAPC respectfully states:

     The NPRM was issued in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) on August 30, 2005. EPIC’s petition, in turn, is based on published claims and reports that online data brokers and private investigations can readily obtain confidential subscriber information such as telephone call history and activity, billing records and unlisted numbers. EPIC requested the Commission to investigate the security practices of telecommunications carriers and initiate a rulemaking proceeding to establish more stringent security standards for telecommunications carriers to govern disclosure of CPNI. In the NPRM the Commission requests comments on various issues related to EP IC’s petition, including the nature and scope of the problem identified by EPIC; whether “opt-in” customer approval requirements should be broadened; whether existing carrier CPNI disclosure practices are adequate; whether additional security measures should be mandated; and whether the Commission should expand the reporting requirements applicable to telecommunications carriers.

     AAPC is the national trade association representing the interests of paging carriers throughout the United States. AAPC’s members serve the vast majority of all paging customers in the United States; and they include all of the nationwide paging operators licensed under Parts 22, 24 and 90 of the Commission’s rules, as well as a representative cross-section of the operators of regional and local paging systems licensed by the Commission. Paging carriers are “telecommunications carriers” within the meaning of the Commission’s CPNI rules, 47 C.F.R. §§64.2001-64.2009, and thus AAPC’s members potentially would be directly affected by any new rules adopted in this proceeding.

     As the Commission acknowledges in the NPRM, “[p]ractically speaking, CPNI includes information such as the phone numbers called by a consumer; the frequency, duration, and timing of such calls; and any services purchased by the consumer, such as call waiting.” (NPRM at ¶3). However, none of that information relates to paging service and therefore paging carriers do not compile or store that information. Accordingly, most of the issues raised by the Commission simply are not germane to paging carriers. Nonetheless, some of the proposals, such as consumer-set passwords (NPRM at ¶¶15-16), audit trails (id. at ¶¶17-18), encryption (id. at ¶19) and additional reporting requirements (id. at ¶¶28-29) could be applied to paging carriers despite the fact that they do not compile or store the information that the NPRM is designed to address.

     Under these circumstances, AAPC respectfully requests that the Commission carefully tailor any new rules it adopts in this proceeding so that they apply only to carriers that actually compile and store the sensitive information that is the subject of EPIC’s petition, and not to all telecommunications carriers indiscriminately.

 

Respectfully submitted,

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS

 By: s/Kenneth E. Hardman          
Kenneth E. Hardman
2154 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-2280
Telephone: (202) 223-3772
Facsimile: (202) 315-3587
kenhardman@att.net

Its Attorney

April 28, 2006  

1 By Public Notice DA 06-840, dated April 11, 2006, the original deadline of April 14, 2006 for submitting comments in response to the NPRM was extended to April 28, 2006.

Source: AAPC



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