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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,
Spring has come to Illinois — warmer weather and lots of rain. I have been able to get outside and do some work in the yard. My current project is, building a new Ham Radio Antenna. Many thanks to all those who responded to my comments about life last week.
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House bill proposes eliminating phone tax
March 20, 2007, 12:47AM
AUSTIN — Consumers would save an estimated 63 cents a month on a $50 telephone bill, depriving state coffers of close to $400 million over the next two years, under a bill endorsed Monday by the Texas House.
House Bill 735 would eliminate the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund assessment, created in 1995 to help facilities such as schools and hospitals get access to telecommunications services.
After that purpose was accomplished, revenue from the surcharge in recent years has been directed to more general uses, although lawmakers said part still helps pay for school technology.
A final House vote will send the measure eliminating the charge to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future because of its effect on state revenues.
Although the state has billions in new money for the next budget, it also has a big local school property tax rate cut to subsidize and demands for other spending.
"I need to think about it," Sen. Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, Finance Committee chairman, said of the measure. "People forget we promised to cut property taxes by $14 billion. We've got to pay for it somehow."
Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, author of the measure, which has joint authors from both parties, said, "I have more concerns about the Legislature's credibility with taxpayers. ... I want to have the credibility to say, 'Look, when we tell you we're going to do something, we do it.' "
If two-thirds of lawmakers approve the measure, it should disappear from bills after July, Straus said. If it passes with fewer supporters, it would be eliminated in the fall. The assessment, 1.25 percent of telecommunications companies' taxable receipts, applies to wireless, long-distance, local telephone and paging.
Gov. Rick Perry has supported eliminating the surcharge, and his office applauded the House action as a "a significant victory for transparency."
Source: Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau
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BEIJING, March 22 — China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone operator by users, yesterday posted a 23 percent jump in net profit for 2006, benefiting from a robust subscriber growth and value-added business as well as improved operations in the mainland market.
China Mobile's net profit for 2006 soared to 66 billion yuan from 53.5 billion yuan in 2005, beating analysts' expectation of 65 billion yuan. Revenue stood at 295.4 billion yuan, up 21.5 percent from 243 billion in 2005.
The Hong Kong-headquartered China Mobile registered over 300 million subscribers in 2006, 22 percent higher than the year before.
"The group's subscriber base continued to grow rapidly and voice usage volume achieved a notable increase," said Wang Jianzhou, chairman of China Mobile.
Revenue attributable to its value-added businesses grew 38.1 percent year-on-year to 69.3 billion yuan. It accounted for 23.5 percent of the group's total operating revenue in the year, 2.9 percentage points higher than in 2005, Wang said.
China Mobile's value-added services such as SMS (short messaging service) recorded robust growth last year, with messages reaching nearly 1 billion a day, he said.
Wang said the group actively explored market opportunities and developed new customers, with particular focus on the development of the rural mobile telecommunications market in China.
Over half of China Mobile's new subscribers last year were from rural areas, a new market expected to become a growth driver for the company.
The country's top cellphone company has been aggressively seeking network expansions in rural areas as big-city markets become saturated. However, the move arouses analysts' concern that China Mobile's exploration of rural markets will add pressures on the profit margin because the less affluent users will be more cautious with their phone bills than their urban counterparts.
But Lai Wai Shing, a Hong Kong-based independent stock analyst, said he is optimistic about China Mobile's outlook because the enormous amount of users will translate into healthy revenue.
Fulbright Securities General Manager Francis Lun said the result fell slightly short of market expectations, but he thought China Mobile would still be ahead of the other mainland telecommunication operators because of its wide market coverage.
The total usage volume topped 1.25 trillion minutes at the end of 2006, the company said in a statement. The monthly usage per subscriber was 381 minutes and average revenue per user per month was 90 yuan.
China Securities Regulatory Commission Vice-Chairman Fan Fuchun had earlier told reporters on the sidelines of the annual session of the National Committee of the CPPCC that China Mobile could float shares on the Shanghai bourse this year.
With expectations of a good result, China Mobile shares surged for five days in a row. It settled at HK$73.5 yesterday.
Its shares rose 22 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with Unicom's 48 percent gain and a 14 percent rally by the benchmark Hang Seng Index.
(Source: China Daily, by Lillian Liu and Hui Ching Hoo)
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NTT DoCoMo to pull plug on pagers after 40 years
Mar. 23, 2007
The Yomiuri Shimbun
NTT DoCoMo Inc. will stop offering pager services at the end of March, pulling out of a business that has lasted 40 years, due to a sharp fall in the number of subscribers.
The number of pager subscribers reached more than 10 million at its peak in mid-1990s, but had shrunk to 440,000 as of January as a result of the spread of cell phones and personal handyphone system mobile phones.
Of the subscribers, about 140,000 are NTT DoCoMo customers, and the others are clients of two telecommunications firms, Yozan Inc. and Okinawa Telemessage Inc., both of which will continue to offer pager services in the Tokyo metropolitan area and Okinawa Prefecture.
NTT Corp., the predecessor of NTT DoCoMo Inc. and other NTT group companies, launched pager services in 1968.
Tokyo Telemessage Inc., a major pager service company, filed for bankruptcy protection under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law in 1999 after failing to cover its capital investment due to the spread of cell and PHS phones.
Source: Daily Yomiuri Online
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Customers asked to sign up for remote control of air conditioning
By Bruce Spence
Stockton is the first city in PG&E's territory to be asked for volunteers in a program that lets the utility remotely turn air conditioning off and on in cycles on searing summer days when power demand becomes critically high.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced Wednesday that it wants residential and business customers to sign up for the first 5,000 SmartAC units.
In return, volunteers get a one-time $25 payment credit, a cut of between 30 percent and 50 percent on electricity that otherwise would have been consumed by their air-conditioners on power-crisis days, and the feeling of going green for the good of all.
Want to participate? PG&E is mailing out sign-up cards
Saturday, or you can call (866) 908-4916 toll-free or go to www.pge.com/SmartAC
Question: How does this remote system work?
Answer: The utility installs free one of two types of remote-controlled equipment: one is an electronic device on the side of the house by the air-conditioner unit; the other installs inside the house in conjunction with a programmable thermostat.
Each acts in the same way. On days when power demand threatens to create brownouts or blackouts because of overpowering system demands, PG&E sends out pager signals that kick in the cycling program. The equipment interrupts the thermostat's signal to the air-conditioning unit for 15 minutes of every half-hour.
Question: Who determines which days the remote program kicks in?
Answer: California Independent System Operator, which controls the long-distance, high-voltage power lines that deliver electricity throughout California and between neighboring states and Mexico.
Question: How many days per summer might the program kick in?
Answer: Last year, there would have been one such emergency day.
Question: How many hours each day would the SmartAC units kick in and how much is the air conditioning shut down?
Answer: A maximum of six hours per day. For homes, air conditioners would be turned off and on in 15-minute cycles. For businesses, air conditioning would be turned off for 10 minutes of each 30-minute period.
Question: How much would the internal house temperature rise during the on/off cycle in a day?
Answer: An estimated 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
Question: Can a volunteer opt out on a day?
Answer: Yes, either by calling PG&E or visiting the utility's Web site.
Question: Does this type of program really work?
Answer: PG&E says other utility companies have already successfully used such control systems. The utility estimates that if it's able to hit its 2010 target enrollment of 400,000 out of 1.5 million customers who have air conditioning throughout northern and central California, the system could conserve up to 300 megawatts of energy each crisis day. That's the equivalent of the output of a typical large-scale power plant.
Question: What's involved with the installation?
Answer: A typical installation takes about 20 minutes. An outside unit requires no appointment, unless there's a yard dog or other such challenge for a worker. Inside installation requires an appointment.
Question: What other advantage is there to participating in the program?
Answer: A customer who has a simple older-style thermostat - set the temperature and walk away - can choose a free inside device, which is a programmable-style thermostat that also responds to PG&E's pager signals.
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The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis today affirmed the FCC’s Vonage Order. In Minnesota PUC v. FCC, the court denied several petitions for review that challenged the FCC’s order preempting state regulation of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service. The FCC preempted state regulation after determining it would be impractical, if not impossible, to separate the intrastate portions of VoIP service from the interstate portions, and state regulation would conflict with federal rules and policies. In affirming the FCC’s order, the court also decided that a New York PSC petition was not ripe for review.
House Panel Sends Message That Congress Will Watch Closely What The FCC Does
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) attended last week’s Telecommunications Subcommittee hearing on FCC oversight and made it clear that the Democratic-controlled Congress will be watching the Commission more closely.
“The FCC has strayed from its sole duty – that is, to implement the laws as passed by the Congress. The FCC is not a legislative body. That role resides here, in this room, with the people’s elected representatives,” Dingell said. “When the FCC loses sight of its proper role, consumers suffer, as does the credibility of the FCC. I fear that this has too often been the case.”
Chairman Dingell criticized the Commission for adopting a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) regarding the Communications Act Section 621 directive that local cable franchising authorities not unreasonably refuse to award competitive franchises (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, December 20, 2006, and March 7, 2007). “If reform of that regulatory structure is necessary, then it is the prerogative of Congress to undertake such action, as we have done before,” Dingell said. “It is not, however, the role of the FCC.”
“In this case,” the Chairman continued, “the Commission, not the Congress, preempted local governments on matters involving municipal property. The Commission’s good intentions notwithstanding, the fact is that the Congress already assigned franchising matters, such as franchise negotiations and universal build-out requirements, to local officials.”
On another matter, Chairman Dingell said the Commission “appears to be continuing a disturbing practice of voting on measures long before they are complete. Once voted, the Commission often takes months to issue a proper order. One such delay – the AT&T-BellSouth merger order – has forced dissatisfied parties to sue over a press release. I find regulating by press release a curious way to interpret the Administrative Procedure Act.”
Mr. Dingell also criticized the FCC for what he termed a backlog of “Do Not Call” consumer complaints that date back to 2003, and wondered “whether we need to schedule an oversight hearing every month in order to keep the business of the Commission on track.”
Broadband: Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey (DMass.) said an overarching goal for the panel will be to develop a plan for achieving ubiquitous, affordable broadband service to every American. “Right now, depending upon the ranking one chooses to cite, the U.S. is 15th in the world, or 21st, or 29th in broadband penetration,” he said. “Certainly some of the countries ahead of us in the rankings are not apt comparisons – Iceland, for example, is ahead of the U.S. but has half of its population in one city, Reykjavik, where the phone book lists people by their first name. Yet several countries that have leapt ahead – Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Israel, Finland, Canada, Belgium – surpass the U.S. not only in broadband penetration but also in speed. The Commission still defines broadband at a minimum of just 200 kilobits per second – a speed that would only be considered broadband service in many other countries if it had a good gust of wind behind it. The reality is that America currently suffers from the lack of an overarching broadband plan, a low speed threshold, poor data, and threats to the openness of the Internet.”
Markey said the FCC should explore ways to create incentives for investment in new technologies, how to animate the technology already in the ground—the copper network—for broadband services and competition, how to modernize and rationalize universal service, and how to ensure that wireless broadband networks, municipal broadband networks and others can interconnect with the incumbent in an efficient and cost-effective way. He said his subcommittee will hold several hearings on Internet freedom and net work neutrality later this year.
Wireless: Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Charles “Chip” Pickering (R-Miss.) questioned FCC Chairman Kevin Martin about the upcoming 700 MHz auction. Upton noted that the auction should raise approximately $10 billion for the U.S. Treasury. He asked whether the Cyren Call and the Frontline Wireless proposals (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, February 14 and March 7) would jeopardize the timetable for the auction.
Martin responded that the Cyren Call proposal (for a Public Safety Broadband Trust) would require legislation. “The Frontline proposal is fairly recent,” he said, “and we are still studying it. But it does not appear that it would affect the timing of the auction.” The Frontline proposal calls for auctioning a block of 700 MHz spectrum under a conditional license whereby the winning bidder would have to meet public safety specifications to operate a national, interoperable public safety broadband system.
Pickering wanted to know about the timing of the rulemaking on the 700 MHz auction and Martin’s view on the “size” of the spectrum to be auctioned in varying markets.
Martin replied that the industry says it needs six months after markets have been identified to get financing and to participate in the auction. “We want to have the rules in place by April or May of this year,” Martin said. “I hope to do it at the April meeting. I think it’s critical to auction off smaller areas for two reasons: (1) it assures smaller companies can participate in the auction, and (2) it makes it more likely that those that buy the spectrum will use it. In fact, I think we need to consider a policy to make sure purchasers are building out the spectrum. We’ve heard some proposals, e.g., ‘use it or lose it,’ but we have to make sure they will build it out.”
Hatfield E911 Report: Rep. Michael Doyle (D-Pa.), vice chair of the subcommittee, focused on an E911 report prepared for the FCC by consultant Dale Hatfield. Doyle noted that Hatfield had filed this report in March and October of 2002, and that Martin had given a speech in April 2003, saying that the first report “contained important insights and agreed that the coordination among state, local, federal officials and industry is required. In other speeches you’ve stressed the importance of E911, noting too many lives are at stake. E911 has been important policy issue for you—is that correct?” Martin responded affirmatively.
Doyle then wanted to know if Mr. Hatfield had been asked to do a follow-up report, that is to (1) find a way to test 911 location accuracy (2) take steps to address MDU/Building location accuracy and (3) do more to solve the rural 911 location problem. Then, Doyle said, you terminated his contract. Doyle said that Mr. Hatfield had apparently interviewed a number of people who were looking for such a follow-up report. “Your spokesman talked to USA Today and said you terminated the contract to save taxpayer funds – apparently to save $9,500. Why did you terminate this contract?”
Martin replied: “I was not Chairman when the original follow-up contract was signed. We paid him $10,000 in 2004 and $10,000 in 2005. When I found out about the contract, we asked him for a summary of his report to get an idea of how he was progressing. He declined to provide any type of summary. We’ve never seen the report. So I made the decision to terminate the contract. The first we’ve heard of a completed report was yesterday when apparently someone gave a presentation to bureau staff on this. We would be happy to have the report and happy to provide it to the committee if he provides it to us. As for the conclusions in the report, we already have the Commission working on all three that you raise. I didn’t think it was important to continue to pay Mr. Hatfield – who is a contractor that also has as clients people lobbying the FCC on this issue – for no results. We are not going to pay him a third time for a report he hasn't released yet.”
Universal Service: Rep. Greg Waldren (D-Ore.) addressed what appears to be a backlog of wireless eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) applications at the FCC. He asked Chairman Martin if it is fair to take so long to act on those applications.
Martin said that the Universal Service Fund (USF) program is under increasing pressure. “When I became a commissioner, competitive ETCs (CETCs) were getting $1 million from the fund. Last year, we gave $1 billion dollars to CETCs. We estimate, with existing certificated ETCs, we will give $1.2 billion to CETCs this year. If we grant all outstanding applications – that shifts up to $1.7 billion. The Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service is considering something – perhaps in the next four to six weeks that may impact this problem – perhaps a cap on CETC outlays. We would not be acting responsibly if we do not wait for this recommendation and need to see what the growth is before exacerbating the problem. We can either grant all the applications and try to address the financial fall out or wait a few weeks for the Joint Board’s recommendation.”
Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) wanted to know if the USF is relevant today. Could it be used as a tool to speed up the rollout of broadband service in rural America? Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein said that incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) are already using USF funds to indirectly support broadband plant. While broadband is not a supported service now, he said, it is almost inevitable that it will be soon. Commissioner Michael Copps said broadband clearly could be and should be part of USF – this is the “Central Infrastructure Challenge of Our Time.” He said, “We need to have that commitment. Broadband benefits from the fund and should contribute to the fund. The Commission has gone in the wrong direction on that. We should also extend assessments to cover intrastate revenues.”
According to Chairman Martin, “There is a crisis on the finance side of the USF. That’s why we should consider moving to a reverse auction approach. We should be focused on increasing the level of services funded entities provide not providing for duplicative services. We should focus USF support on one carrier of last resort and ratchet up the services we expect them to provide for the money. The only way to get this focus is to put a cap on the fund. We don’t need to pay for duplicate networks to provide voice. ”
Commissioner Deborah Tate said that USF is an important policy. The Joint board is hoping to come up with short term and long term solutions generally. Commissioner Robert McDowell said “We need to fix the system first before increasing the costs.”
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Nighthawk recently announced that sales of the CEO700, one of Nighthawk’s core products, more than doubled from 2005 to 2006, and that the trend has continued early in 2007. The CEO700 gives electric utilities the ability to wirelessly disconnect and reconnect power to residential electric meters from a centralized location, saving them significant time and money over the traditional manual disconnect method requiring multiple truck rolls and field personnel.
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From: Ted Gaetjen <email@example.com>
Date: March 21, 2007 7:47:04 AM CDT
To: Brad Dye <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re-Negotiating Your ICA with SBC/AT&T ?
If you are in the process of being forced to Re-Negotiate your current Inter-Connect Agreement with any SBC or AT&T company please contact me. I may have information that will help you.[...]
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