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If one of your New Year's Resolutions was to write an article for the newsletter, now would be a good time to do it — before the year is over. I welcome articles of interest to the Wireless Messaging community — both technical and non-technical. Our readers are an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers — so I try to include items of interest to all three groups.

Would you do me a small favor? Please get one friend or co-worker to sign up for the newsletter this week. Potential advertisers are always interested to know how many subscribers there are.

Do you know what's cool? Or maybe I should ask, do you even care what is cool? I remember my high-school days when I would have rather died than worn something to school that wasn't cool. Knowing what is cool in the world of marketing can translate into millions of dollars in sales.

Steve Jobs knows what is cool. Apple's new iPhone was selected as the Invention of the Year by Time Magazine. Story follows.

The Apple iPhone is way cool.

Now on to more news and views. . .

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There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers—so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology. I regularly get readers' comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

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American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC)
announces formal affiliation with
Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA)

AAPC wants to ensure that you are fully aware of its recent formal affiliation with the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA). Under the affiliation, AAPC will continue to function as an independent association with the objective to promote the paging industry, and will now have the advantage of offering the following benefits to its membership as a result of the new affiliation with EWA:

1. Joint regulatory advocacy efforts will be conducted with EWA providing AAPC with an enhanced voice before the Federal Communications Commission on matters concerned with the paging industry.

2. Our annual AAPC Wireless Forum conference will now be held in conjunction with the Enterprise Wireless event in the fall of 2008. While we know many of you will miss Myrtle Beach, we commit that we will have several sessions dedicated to pertinent topics within our industry. Further, our industry vendors will be an integral part of the event continuing their exhibition and participation. In addition, social activities, including an expanded golf tournament will be maintained. Plan now to attend this premier event in early November in Arizona. You will be notified of the exact dates and location when finalized.

3. The affiliation will expose you to the latest in wireless technologies, as well as provide our vendors the opportunity to promote their products and services to potential customers at the annual fall conference.

EWA is an FCC-certified frequency advisory committee serving enterprise, technology providers, and communications service organizations with licensing, spectrum management, and consulting services. Membership in the association is open to all users of wireless communications systems, manufacturers, system operators, and communication service providers. EWA produces a newsletter, regulatory updates, a magazine — Enterprise Wireless™, and will now welcome AAPC's active participation at their annual conference and trade show for new wireless products and business operations sessions. As of November 1, all AAPC members began receiving these additional membership benefits.

We believe this affiliation is a critical step forward in continuing to build AAPC by strengthening our industry's voice before the FCC and by increasing the benefits that our members receive. If you are not currently an AAPC member, now is the perfect time to take another look at this dynamic association. Please e-mail or go to our web site,, for an AAPC membership application.

Scott Forsythe
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Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers   Northeast Paging
ATCOM Wireless
Ayrewave Corporation   Paging & Wireless Network Planners LLC
CPR Technology, Inc.  Port City Communications
Critical Response Systems (CRS)   Preferred Wireless
CVC Paging   Prism Paging
Daviscomms USA   Ron Mercer
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Swissphone
GTES LLC   Texas Association of Paging Services
Hark Systems   TH Communications
HMCE, Inc.   UCOM Paging
InfoRad, Inc.     Unication USA
Ira Wiesenfeld   United Communications Corp.
Minilec Service, Inc.   WiPath Communications
Nighthawk Systems, Inc.   Zetron Inc.


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Invention of the Year

Invention Of the Year: The iPhone

Time Magazine


Stop. I mean, don't stop reading this, but stop thinking what you're about to think. Or, O.K., I'll think it for you:

The thing is hard to type on. It's too slow. It's too big. It doesn't have instant messaging. It's too expensive. (Or, no, wait, it's too cheap!) It doesn't support my work e-mail. It's locked to AT&T. Steve Jobs secretly hates puppies. And—all together now—we're sick of hearing about it! Yes, there's been a lot of hype written about the iPhone, and a lot of guff too. So much so that it seems weird to add more, after Danny Fanboy and Bobby McBlogger have had their day. But when that day is over, Apple's iPhone is still the best thing invented this year. Why? Five reasons:

1. The iPhone is pretty
Most high-tech companies don't take design seriously. They treat it as an afterthought. Window-dressing. But one of Jobs' basic insights about technology is that good design is actually as important as good technology. All the cool features in the world won't do you any good unless you can figure out how to use said features, and feel smart and attractive while doing it.

An example: look at what happens when you put the iPhone into "airplane" mode (i.e., no cell service, WiFi, etc.). A tiny little orange airplane zooms into the menu bar! Cute, you might say. But cute little touches like that are part of what makes the iPhone usable in a world of useless gadgets. It speaks your language. In the world of technology, surface really is depth.

2. It's touchy-feely
Apple didn't invent the touchscreen. Apple didn't even reinvent it (Apple probably acquired its much hyped multitouch technology when it snapped up a company called Fingerworks in 2005). But Apple knew what to do with it. Apple's engineers used the touchscreen to innovate past the graphical user interface (which Apple helped pioneer with the Macintosh in the 1980s) to create a whole new kind of interface, a tactile one that gives users the illusion of actually physically manipulating data with their hands—flipping through album covers, clicking links, stretching and shrinking photographs with their fingers.

This is, as engineers say, nontrivial. It's part of a new way of relating to computers. Look at the success of the Nintendo Wii. Look at Microsoft's new Surface Computing division. Look at how Apple has propagated its touchscreen interface to the iPod line with the iPod Touch. Can it be long before we get an iMac Touch? A TouchBook? Touching is the new seeing.

3. It will make other phones better
Jobs didn't write the code inside the iPhone. These days he doesn't dirty his fingers with 1's and 0's, if he ever really did. But he did negotiate the deal with AT&T to carry the iPhone. That's important: one reason so many cell phones are lame is that cell-phone-service providers hobble developers with lame rules about what they can and can't do. AT&T gave Apple unprecedented freedom to build the iPhone to its own specifications. Now other phone makers are jealous. They're demanding the same freedoms. That means better, more innovative phones for all.

4. It's not a phone, it's a platform
When apple made the iphone, it didn't throw together some cheap-o bare-bones firmware. It took OS X, its full-featured desktop operating system, and somehow squished it down to fit inside the iPhone's elegant glass-and-stainless-steel case. That makes the iPhone more than just a gadget. It's a genuine handheld, walk-around computer, the first device that really deserves the name. One of the big trends of 2007 was the idea that computing doesn't belong just in cyberspace, it needs to happen here, in the real world, where actual stuff happens. The iPhone gets applications like Google Maps out onto the street, where we really need them.

And this is just the beginning. Platforms are for building on. Last month, after a lot of throat-clearing, Apple decided to open up the iPhone, so that you—meaning people other than Apple employees—will be able to develop software for it too. Ever notice all that black blank space on the iPhone's desktop? It's about to fill up with lots of tiny, pretty, useful icons.

5. It is but the ghost of iPhones yet to come
The iphone has sold enough units—more than 1.4 million at press time—that it'll be around for a while, and with all that room to develop and its infinitely updatable, all-software interface, the iPhone is built to evolve. Look at the iPod of six years ago. That monochrome interface! That clunky touchwheel! It looks like something a caveman whittled from a piece of flint using another piece of flint. Now imagine something that's going to make the iPhone look that primitive. You'll have one in a few years. It'll be very cool. And it'll be even cheaper.

Source: TIME Magazine

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Cellphone user confronts the problem of text spam

By Ronette King
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune
Monday, November 5, 2007 - Page updated at 02:00 AM

My introduction to cellphone solicitation recently arrived in the form of a note from "Roman."

It said, "Get software 80 % o.f.f. 9fast-secure-immediate download) visit:" and it listed a Web site that I wasn't even able to reach.

Clearly the note indicated trouble because I don't know anyone named Roman, and if I did, he probably wouldn't send me a text message written in such salesman-speak.

A few days later, "Rex" was offering me investment advice.

I decided it was time to figure out how to keep Rex, Roman and their solicitous friends out of my electronic universe. These messages were more than just an annoyance. Unlike telemarketing calls at home, these unsolicited cellular messages were costing me money since my cellular service plan charges for each message beyond a certain number.

It's against Federal Communications Commission rules for telemarketers to use automated dialers to call cellphones, but that brings me little comfort after the communications I've gotten from Roman and Rex.

Here's what I learned after talking to representatives of both the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission, the two agencies charged with enforcing the laws and protecting consumers in the electronic world. The FCC and FTC Web sites offer a trove of information on blocking unwanted phone calls and Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Market, or CAN-SPAM as it was termed in a 2003 law passed by Congress; the rules took effect in March 2005.

Putting your cellphone number on the national Do Not Call Registry will stop most but not all telemarketing calls. You can register free online at or by dialing 888-382-1222 from the telephone you want to register.

It takes seconds and the registration will last five years. In 31 days most telemarketers are required to stop calling, according to the recording I accessed. Later, you can confirm that you are registered by dialing the same number or checking the Web site.

Still, the Do Not Call Registry doesn't equal Do Not Send Text Messages.

The FCC ban includes messages sent to cellphones and pagers only if the message uses an Internet address that includes an Internet domain name, generally that part with the "@" symbol.

The ban doesn't cover a couple of critical areas: short messages like those sent from one mobile phone to another that don't use an Internet address; and e-mail messages that you get forwarded from your computer to your wireless device.

Calls from or for political organizations, charities and telephone surveyors are still permitted, as are calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship. Commercial e-mail messages to your wireless phone or pager are allowed only if you've given express prior authorization, according to the FCC. That's where you have to be careful. When ordering anything online, it's common for the box asking to receive "e-mail updates" to be prechecked. So be sure to find and uncheck that box before sending along your order.

Beyond that, the two federal agencies charged with policing the ban on making unsolicited phone calls say there is little that can be done about unwanted text messages.

Source: The Seattle Times


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Motorola Commences Tender Offer to Acquire Controlling Interest in Vertex Standard Co., Ltd., to Form Joint Venture with Tokogiken

Transaction to Enhance Motorola's 2-Way Radio Product Offering, Development Expertise and Channels to Market

November 05, 2007: 03:46 AM EST

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and TOKYO, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/— Motorola, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, MI, Inc., will launch a tender offer to acquire a controlling interest in Vertex Standard Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ: 6821), a global provider of 2-way radio communication solutions. Upon successful completion of the tender offer and subsequent restructuring process, Motorola will own 80% of Vertex Standard and Tokogiken, a privately held Japanese company, controlled by Jun Hasegawa, current president and CEO of Vertex Standard, will retain 20%, forming a joint venture. On 5 November 2007, the Board of Directors of Vertex Standard expressed their support of the tender offer.

"As a leading provider and pioneer in 2-way radio communication solutions, Motorola is an excellent strategic partner for our business," said Jun Hasegawa, president and CEO of Vertex Standard. "The joint venture will give Vertex Standard access to Motorola's global distribution channels, presenting considerable opportunities for Vertex Standard to drive growth. We also expect to reduce costs, as we will benefit from Motorola's global scale and resources. With Motorola, Vertex Standard will be stronger and better positioned to deliver new and innovative 2-way radio solutions for professionals and consumers around the world."

"This joint venture will enable Motorola and Vertex Standard to deliver an enhanced combined product offering to new regions and customers worldwide," said Mark Moon, senior vice president of Motorola's Government and Commercial Markets. "We are extremely pleased to announce this transaction, which will improve our ability to address the growing needs of our 2-way radio customers worldwide. We look forward to the continued leadership of Jun Hasegawa and making this new joint venture a success."

The tender offer price is 2,214 yen (approximately US $19.38) per share of common stock. This price represents:

  • A premium of 38.4% over 1600 yen, the closing price of Vertex Standard's shares on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Inc. on 2 November 2007
  • A premium of 40.8% over 1573 yen, the average closing price of Vertex Standard's shares on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Inc. over the last three months to 2 November 2007

The total purchase price for 80% of the outstanding shares on a fully diluted basis will be approximately 12.3 billion yen (approximately US $108 million).

Vertex Standard is a leader within the Land Mobile Radio segment, where the company continues to demonstrate particular brand strength in high value, entry level solutions. The joint venture will develop and sell Vertex Standard branded products and develop select Motorola branded products. The Motorola brand will continue to focus on higher featured, higher tier products and continue to utilize existing Motorola distribution channels.

The joint venture will expand and develop a comprehensive suite of products to address the rapidly growing demand for 2-way radio solutions. Vertex Standard's strength in the Amateur, Marine and Airband (Avionics) segments will also provide Motorola with access to new business opportunities. In addition, Vertex Standard's solutions are highly complementary with Motorola's products and will add greater depth and breadth to Motorola's Government and Public Safety business. The venture will also provide additional engineering talent for Motorola.

Additional Transaction Details

Upon successful completion of the tender offer and subsequent planned restructuring, Vertex Standard will be de-listed from the JASDAQ. The joint venture company will continue to be called "Vertex Standard Co., Ltd" and will become a subsidiary of Motorola, with headquarters in Tokyo.

The shareholders of Vertex Standard who do not tender their shares in the tender offer will receive cash consideration for the shares which they hold as a result of the restructuring following successful completion of the tender offer.

The tender offer, which is subject to regulatory and other customary conditions, is expected to close in early January 2008. In addition, Motorola must complete the tender offer within 60 working days of its commencement, as required by Japanese law.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks — along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.8 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

About Vertex Standard

Vertex Standard Co. Ltd is a company primarily engaged in radio communication products for land, marine, airband, and amateur Since the company was incorporated in 1956, Vertex Standard has become a global two-way radio manufacturer with advanced technologies. With customer satisfaction as its number one priority, the company has supplied products that meet the changing demands of the 2-way radio communications market. Sales for the fiscal year-ending March 2007 were approximately 21,983,000,000 yen. Details for Vertex Standard are available at

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release, including the expected timetable for completing the proposed tender offer, future financial and operating results, benefits and synergies of the transaction and any other statements regarding Motorola's or Vertex Standard's future expectations, beliefs, goals or prospects, and any statements that are not statements of historical facts might be considered forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements represent managements' current judgment of future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, include: (i) Motorola's ability to consummate the tender offer; (ii) the conditions to the completion of the transaction may not be satisfied, or the regulatory approvals required for the transaction may not be obtained on the terms expected or on the anticipated schedule; (iii) the possibility that the parties may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies within the expected time-frames or at all; (iv) revenues following the transaction may be lower than expected; (v) operating costs, customer loss and business disruption (including, without limitation, difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, customers, clients or suppliers) may be greater than expected following the transaction; (vi) the retention of certain key employees at Vertex Standard; and (vii) the other factors described in Motorola's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and its most recent quarterly report filed with the SEC. Motorola assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release, and such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof.

This press release is a public news statement for announcing the tender offer and is not for soliciting to sell the share certificates or stock acquisition rights of the target company. When you plan to apply for the tender offer to sell the share certificates or stock acquisition rights, you would apply for the tender offer at your judgment after reading the TOB explanatory statement prepared by the tender Offer. This press release shall not correspond to nor partially constitute an offer or a solicitation to sell securities and a solicitation of the offer to purchase securities. This press release shall not constitute the agreement regarding the tender offer, nor be relied in signing of the agreement. In some countries or regions, announcement, publishing and distribution of this press release would be restricted. In this case, please take note of the restriction and comply with the rule. In the countries where the tender offer is regarded illegal, if this press release is received by someone, it shall not constitute solicitation of the offer to purchase or sell securities concerning the tender offer and it shall be regarded as strictly distribution of the information.

Source: CNN

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1 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB
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3 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
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35 Glenayre GLT-8500, 250W, C2000, I20
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Editor's note: The following is a little “off topic” but something that I thought you would find interesting. High Definition is the greatest thing to happen to Television since Color. The two combatants (Toshiba & Sony) in the “war” over the format to be used by the next-generation DVD players, are really screwing things up making things confusing for the consumer.

Sony CEO Calls Next-Gen DVD War a Stalemate

By Barry Levine
November 9, 2007 8:58AM

Sony CEO Howard Stringer's use of the term "stalemate" is a far cry from the days when Sony was confidently predicting that Blu-ray would beat out HD DVD in the next-gen DVD wars, said Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg. But there's no evidence at the moment of serious discussions for merging Blu-ray and HD DVD, he said.

When the top general of one army says the war has been fought to a draw, can serious peace negotiations be far behind? That question was raised Thursday when Sony CEO Howard Stringer said that the war between the Blu-ray and HD DVD formats is now "a stalemate."

In comments to the Associated Press, Stringer described the struggle as "a difficult fight" that was primarily a matter of prestige for the winner.

That fight was made more difficult for the Blu-ray camp in August, when Paramount switched exclusively to the HD side. Stringer indicated that the switch had a major impact on Blu-ray's momentum. "We were trying to win on the merits, which we were doing for a while," he told AP, "until Paramount switched sides."

Retail Wins and Price Wars

Blu-ray had been posting a string of victories this summer, such as June's announcement by Blockbuster that it would sell only Blu-ray players in its stores, although it would continue to stock both disc formats. At the time, BJ's Wholesale club also said it would stock only Blu-ray discs. And a recent industry report indicated that 2.6 million Blu-ray discs had been sold from January to September, compared to 1.4 million HD DVD discs.

But HD DVD has been grabbing some momentum as well. Most notably, last weekend Wal-Mart offered the Toshiba HD DVD A2 for $99 in a "Secret In-Store Special." The price included five free movies by mail. Best Buy also had recently offered the same model under $100, which sold out.

These were the first reported price tags for a high-definition DVD format that broke the $100 barrier. The least expensive Blu-ray player is about $375, with some industry observers predicting the price will be mid-$300 by the time the holidays roll around.

On Halloween, BetaNews reported that Kmart decided to drop the higher-priced Blu-ray players and offer only HD DVD machines for the holiday season.

90,000 Toshiba Players Sold

If the past weekend is any indication, the lower-priced HD DVD players are building a sales wave as they head into that all-important holiday season. Earlier this week, reported that 90,000 Toshiba players were sold through several retailers in the last weekend alone.

But it also reported that Sony's $100 drop on the 80-GB PlayStation 3, to $399, had doubled that console's sales figures in the past 30 days. A major portion of Blu-ray's installed base comes from its inclusion in the PlayStation 3.

As the war swings back and forth, Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg cautioned that it's still early. But he said that Stringer's comments "do show that these guys are cognizant that HD DVD, at this lower price point, is now competing" mostly with higher-end DVD players instead of Blu-ray.

Stringer's use of the term "stalemate," Gartenberg noted, is a far cry from the days when Sony was confidently predicting that Blu-ray would be the dominant format. But there's no evidence at the moment of serious discussions for merging the formats, he said. The discussions that have occurred, he noted, have generally come down to "merge on my format."

Source: Sci-Tech Today


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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 and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.
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Apple’s iPhone Lands in UK And Germany

by Max Brenn
November 9th 2007

Apple’s iPhone will be on sale on the British and German markets beginning with this Friday, four months after it was launched in the United States.

The iPhone will be available in Britain at 6.02 pm tonight and it will cost 269 pounds ($567) for the 8-gigabyte model, which is cheaper than the price it had in the US in June 29 at its debut, but more than the actual price of $399 after Apple cut off the prices in September.

In Germany, the prices of the iPhone will be a little higher, meaning 399 euros ($585).

The mobile phone operator that will deliver the iPhone in Britain will be the O2 while T-mobile will be the exclusive carrier in Germany. More than 700 T-Mobile shops will have the miraculous phone on sale.

At the hundreds of other Telekom shops which opened around Germany at daybreak to sell iPhones, business was brisk Friday, but there were no crowd surges.

Rene Bresgen, representative for Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile said in a statement: "We assume that the device will find a very good reception on the market,” the Associated Press reports.

Rene Obermann, Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive has a very optimistic opinion about the success that the Apple’s iPhone will encounter in Germany.

"We're not giving out precise forecasts, but registrations on our Web site lead me to believe (the Christmas season) will be a strong sales period. The real question for me is whether we have enough devices and can meet customer demand," he told CNBC Europe.

The iPhone’s fans will have to pay from 49 euros to 89 euros a month ($72 to $131) and sign a minimum two years contract with the delivery operator.

Consumer-advice groups have warned at the follow-on costs for the gadget: a 24-month calling plan with Deutsche Telekom costing a minimum of 1,176 euros.

Customer in Britain will have to sign an 18-month contract with O2, paying 35, 45 or 55 pounds a month , but they will have unlimited mobile data usage and unlimited use of 7,500 public Wi-Fi wireless Internet connections in cafes, restaurants, airport lounges and other locations across the UK operated by The Cloud.

“Our strategy at O2 is to bring our customers the best products and experiences. The iPhone is a breakthrough that is changing the way people use their mobiles forever, and we're thrilled to have it exclusively for O2 customers in the UK,” Matthew Key, CEO, O2 said in a statement.

France is the next beneficiary of the Apple’s product. The iPhone will be available on its market beginning with November 29 and Orange is the lucky carrier for this country.

Apple’s expectations for 2008 consist in selling more than 10 million iPhones in the U.S. and Europe, and to start deliver the miraculous phones in Asia beginning with 2009.

Source: eFluxMedia

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update

Published by the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP

[Selected portions reproduced here with the firm's permission.]

   Vol. 10, No. 42 November 7, 2007   

FCC Seeks Comment On Applying 800 MHz Rebanding Plan To Canadian Border Area

The FCC has asked for comment on proposals for establishing a reconfigured 800 MHz band plan in the U.S.-Canada border region in order to accomplish the Commission’s goals for band reconfiguration. The U.S. and Canada currently operate along the common border in the 800 MHz band pursuant to a bilateral agreement (Arrangement F) that distributes primary spectrum in the U.S. – Canada border region between the two countries. Comments in this WT Docket No. 02-55 proceeding are due December 3, and replies are due December 18.

Under Arrangement F, the border region extends 140 kilometers from the border on either side, and is divided into eight geographic regions. In four of the regions (Regions 1, 4, 5, 6), the U.S. and Canada divide the 800 MHz band evenly. In two other regions, the spectrum is divided unevenly: in Region 2 (Buffalo/Toronto), the U.S. has 30 percent of the channels and Canada has 70 percent, while in Region 3 (Detroit/Windsor) the U.S. has 70 to 85 percent of the channels and Canada has 15 to 30 percent, depending on the band segment. The remaining two regions (Regions 7 and 8) are “buffer zones” starting at 100 kilometers from the border and extending to 140 kilometers from the border. In these regions, both countries have access to 100 percent of the channels on a primary basis, subject to power and antenna height limits designed to limit signal strength at the border.

In the July 2004 800 MHz Report and Order, the Commission reconfigured the 800 MHz band to eliminate interference to public safety and other land mobile communication systems operating in the band. However, the Commission deferred consideration of band reconfiguration plans for the border areas, noting that “implementing the band plan in areas of the United States bordering Mexico and Canada will require modifications to international agreements for use of the 800 MHz band in the border areas.” The Commission stated that “the details of the border plans will be determined in our ongoing discussions with the Mexican and Canadian governments.” The Commission also noted that international negotiations could cause rebanding in the border regions to take longer than the 36-month period established for rebanding in non-border regions.

In the 800 MHz 2nd Memorandum Opinion and Order, adopted in May 2007, the Commission delegated authority to Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) to propose and adopt border area band plans once agreements are reached with Canada and Mexico. Specifically, the Commission noted that “once those discussions are completed, and any necessary modifications to our international agreements have been made, we will need to amend our rules to implement the agreements and identify the portions of the 800 MHz band that will be available to U.S. licensees on a primary basis. In addition, the FCC will need to adopt a band plan for the border regions that specifies the enhanced specialized mobile radio (ESMR) and non-ESMR portions of the band and the distribution of channels to public safety, Business and Industrial Land Transportation (B/ILT), and SMR licensees.”

The FCC seeks comment on the following proposal for 800 MHz band reconfiguration in the eight U.S. – Canada border regions, and on potential alternatives. The FCC said its goal is to separate—to the greatest extent possible—public safety and other non-cellular licensees from licensees that employ cellular technology in the 800 MHz band. In all eight regions, the proposed band plan contains the following elements:

  • All relocating licensees will receive comparable spectrum assignments as defined in prior Commission orders in this proceeding.
  • Non-public safety (B/ILT and SMR) systems in the lowest block of U.S. primary spectrum will relocate to spectrum higher in the band.
  • National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) systems will relocate from the top portion of the band to the lowest portion of the band, so that they are assigned channels that are also used for new NPSPAC operations in non-border areas.
  • As in non-border areas, spectrum that is vacated by Sprint Nextel that is not required for relocation of incumbent licensees will be made exclusively available to public safety entities for three years after the completion of rebanding in each region, and to both public safety and critical infrastructure entities in the fourth and fifth years.
  • To the extent feasible, existing non-NPSPAC public safety systems will remain in the lowest 800 MHz block, though some may have to retune to different channels within the block to accommodate relocation of NPSPAC systems. This may create technical issues because non-NPSPAC public safety systems operate on channels with 25 kHz spacing, while NPSPAC systems operate on 12.5 kHz spaced channels and are subject to tighter emission masks. We therefore seek comment on channelization alternatives for accommodating both NPSPAC and non-NPSPAC public safety systems in the same spectrum block. Are special technical rules needed to reduce the possibility of interference between non-NPSPAC and NPSPAC public safety licensees? Should the FCC permit NPSPAC licensees to operate on 12.5 kHz spaced channels if they satisfy the relevant emission mask requirements?

Mutual aid channels with 25 kHz spacing will be included in the new band plan to match the mutual aid channels in the non-border NPSPAC band plan. In addition, existing cross-border mutual aid channels in the former NPSPAC band that fall on U.S. primary spectrum will be maintained so that they can continue to be used for mutual aid on the Canadian side of the border. These channels will be kept clear and protected from ESMR operations in the border regions.

In the upper portion of the band, the FCC seeks to separate non-ESMR systems (high-site B/ILT and SMR) from ESMR systems to the extent feasible. However, due to the limited amount of U.S. primary spectrum available in the border regions, some interleaving of ESMR and non-ESMR systems may be necessary to provide non-ESMR systems with sufficient internal spacing of their channels to enable them to make effective use of combiners. The FCC seeks comment on the degree to which the border area band plan should accommodate such interleaving. We also seek comment on whether other technical rules are required to mitigate potential interference between ESMR and non-ESMR systems.

The dividing line between Regions 2 and 3 will align with the Pennsylvania-Ohio border (at 80° 30’ WL) as defined in the 1990 Arrangement between the U.S. and Canada covering NPSPAC operations in the 800 MHz band.

The FCC also seeks comment on various region-specific elements of the proposed band plan.

And it seeks comment on the following issues:

  • Some U.S. NPSPAC licensees in the border regions operate on a secondary basis on Canadian primary channels in the 821-824/866-869 MHz band. How should the FCC accommodate relocation of these operations? Given the limited amount of U.S. primary spectrum available in some regions, it may be difficult to relocate these secondary operations to U.S. primary channels. Alternatively, should these operations be relocated to the lowest available Canadian primary channels in the band, where they would continue to have secondary status but would be more closely aligned with the new U.S. NPSPAC channels?
  • Sprint currently operates in the border region on certain Canadian primary channels below 817/862 MHz pursuant to a Special Coordination Procedure (SCP) signed in October 2001. In non-border regions, however, Sprint is required to vacate all spectrum below 817/862 MHz as part of rebanding. Should Sprint similarly be required to clear its operations in the Canadian border region on SCP channels below 817/862 MHz? If Sprint is allowed to continue operating on SCP channels in the border region, what if any conditions should be placed on such operations to protect U.S. licensees operating on these channels in non-border areas?

The FCC also seeks comment on the sequence and timing of rebanding activity in the Canadian border region once a final band plan is adopted and the 800 MHz Transition Administrator issues rebanding channel assignments to border area licensees. The Commission said that it intends to proceed with rebanding in the Canadian border region as quickly as is feasible consistent with its goals in this proceeding, and to minimize any delay between rebanding in non-border and border regions. It anticipates that rebanding in the border region will need to proceed in stages similar to Stage 1 and Stage 2 in non-border areas, i.e., a first stage consisting of clearing and relocation of lower-band incumbents from channels needed for NPSPAC relocation, and a second stage in which NPSPAC licensees relocate to their new channel assignments.

The Commission seeks comment on this staged approach, the amount of time that should be allotted for each stage, and whether any adjustments to this approach are needed due to the unique disposition of 800 MHz licensees in the border areas. It also seeks comment on the sequence and timing of licensee planning activity and negotiations and mediation between border area licensees and Sprint. In general, the FCC proposes to establish expedited timelines for planning, negotiations, and mediation similar to those established in the Commission’s September 2007 Public Notice for non-border licensees. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Gene Maliszewskyj, and Richard Rubino.


FCC LOWERS DEFAULT PERCENTAGE FOR 700 MHz D BLOCK, PROVIDES FURTHER GUIDANCE ON HOW BUREAUS WILL EXERCISE AUTHORITY: The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) has announced a revised procedure for the upcoming auction(s) of licenses for services in the 700 MHz band scheduled to begin on January 24, 2008 (Auctions 73 and 76). Specifically, the WTB has set the additional default payment percentage at 10% for the D Block (“Private-Public Safety”) license. The additional default payment percentage amount for licenses in the A, B, and E Blocks remains at 15%, as previously announced. Also, the Chiefs of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and the WTB provide further guidance as to how they intend to exercise their delegated authority in the event that disputes arise with respect to the negotiation of the terms of the Network Sharing Agreement (NSA) between the D Block winner and public safety spectrum managers. Any winning bidder that defaults or is disqualified after the close of an auction is liable for a default payment under the Commission’s rules. This payment consists of a deficiency payment, equal to the difference between the amount of the bidder’s bid and the amount of the winning bid the next time a license covering the same spectrum is won in an auction, plus an additional payment equal to a percentage of the defaulter’s bid or of the subsequent winning bid, whichever is less. In the 700 MHz Auction Procedures Public Notice, the Bureau set the additional default payment percentage at 15% of the defaulted bid for all licenses in blocks that are not subject to package bidding, including the D Block. As discussed in the 700 MHz Auction Procedures Public Notice, the public interest costs of a default on the D Block are likely to be high given the role of the D Block in the establishment of a public/private partnership for the provision of public safety broadband services. At the same time, WTB recognizes that factors that may contribute to a default by a winning bidder for the D Block may be different in nature from those affecting winning bidders in other blocks. For example, the D Block winning bidder must negotiate and enter into a Commission-approved NSA with the new national Public Safety Broadband Licensee consistent with terms and procedures set forth in the 700 MHz Second Report and Order. Upon further review, WTB concluded that a slightly lower percentage should be used for the additional default payment in the case of the D-Block license.

In the 700 MHz Second Report and Order, the Commission delegated to the Chiefs of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and the WTB the authority to take certain actions in the event of a dispute between the winning bidder for the D Block license and the Public Safety Broadband Licensee at the end of the six month negotiation period for the NSA, or on their own motion at any time. The Bureaus believe that it is in the public interest to provide potential bidders for the D Block license as well as the public safety community with further guidance as to how they intend to exercise their delegated authority in the event that disputes arise with respect to the negotiation of the terms of the NSA. As a result, they have determined that they will not exercise their authority for immediate denial of the long-form application filed by the winning bidder for the D Block license, as a result of any dispute over the negotiation of the terms of the NSA, until they take one of two steps: (1) issuing a decision on the disputed issues and requiring the submission of a draft agreement consistent with their decision; or (2) referring the issues to the Commission for an immediate decision and the Commission issues such a decision. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, Richard Rubino, and Cary Mitchell.

FCC SETS COMMENT CYCLE FOR EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM FNPRM: The FCC has established a comment cycle for its Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) to explore certain Emergency Alert System (EAS)-related issues adopted in conjunction with its July order adopting rules to help facilitate “next generation” national EAS and fulfill its responsibilities under the President’s Public Alert and Warning System Executive Order (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, July 18). Comments in this EB Docket No. 04-296 proceeding are due December 3, and replies are due December 17. In sum, the Commission said, the FNPRM will increase the reliability, security, and efficacy of the nation’s EAS network and will enable the President, the National Weather Service (NWS), and state officials to rapidly communicate with citizens in times of crisis, over multiple communications platforms. The FNPRM seeks comment on several issues to ensure that EAS rules better protect the life and property of all Americans. Recognizing the need of all Americans to be alerted in the event of an emergency, the Commission seeks comment from those whose primary language is not English, and persons with disabilities, to determine how these communities might best be served by EAS. The Commission also seeks comment on whether emergency alerts transmitted by local authorities should be sent over the EAS system, and various ways that performance of EAS operation may be assessed. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, and Gerry Duffy.

FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON REQUESTS FOR STAY, WAIVER OF CERTAIN ASPECTS OF VoIP TRS ORDER: The FCC seeks comment on petitions filed by the Voice on the Net (VON) Coalition, the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom), and Hamilton Telephone Company (Hamilton) seeking a stay or waiver of certain aspects of the Commission's Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Order (VoIP TRS Order). In particular, the Commission seeks comment on technical solutions to the ability of interconnected VoIP providers to route all 711 calls to an appropriate relay center and to the ability of a relay center to identify the appropriate public safety answering point (PSAP) to call when receiving an emergency call via 711 abbreviated TRS dialing access and an interconnected VoIP service. The Commission expects that interested parties will work together to achieve technical solutions that will enable emergency 711 calls placed through interconnected VoIP providers to be handled in accordance with the Commission's emergency call handling procedures. Comments in this WC Docket No. 04-36 proceeding are due December 3, and replies are due December 17. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.


IS GOOGLE REALLY JUMPING INTO THE CELL PHONE MARKET?: If you read between the lines of the various press reports and scroll down to some of the paragraphs buried in the stories about Google entering the cell phone market, you find that: (1) Google does not plan to make cell phones; and (2) it does not plan to put its name on the devices equipped with its software. Instead, as the Washington Post reports, it will work with four manufacturers and 29 other companies that have formed the Open Handset Alliance to help launch Google's mobile software. For now, Google is focused on rallying support for Android, which relies on openly available computer code that gives equal access to all programmers. Alliance members include T-Mobile, Qualcomm, HTC, and Motorola. Google will release a tool kit for developers next week. Consumers will have to buy a new phone to get the Google software because Android was not designed for existing handsets. Because Android will be free, it could undercut rival operating systems that handset makers must buy. The smart phones it comes on also could be less expensive since manufacturers won't have to pay for software, and the costs of developing new applications may fall, too. With 3 billion cell phones already on the market, Google wants to ensure people can use its services, such as the search engine, e-mail and maps, on mobile handsets as easily as on personal computers. But major wireless carriers zealously control which services can be accessed in an effort to maximize their own profits. And this "walled garden" approach has purportedly lessened the incentive to connect to the Internet on cell phones. Nevertheless, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin released the following public statement in support of the Open Handset Alliance effort: “I was pleased to hear the announcement by the Open Handset Alliance of the plans to introduce an open platform for mobile devices. As I noted when we adopted open network rules for our upcoming spectrum auction, I continue to believe that more openness—at the network, device, or application level—helps foster innovation and enhances consumers’ freedom and choice in purchasing wireless service.” BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, and Cary Mitchell.


FEBRUARY 1: FCC FORM 502, NUMBER UTILIZATION AND FORECAST REPORT: Any wireless or wireline carrier (including paging companies) that have received number blocks—including 100, 1,000, or 10,000 number blocks—from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), a Pooling Administrator, or from another carrier, must file Form 502 by February 1. Carriers porting numbers for the purpose of transferring an established customer’s service to another service provider must also report, but the carrier receiving numbers through porting does not. Resold services should also be treated like ported numbers, meaning the carrier transferring the resold service to another carrier is required to report those numbers but the carrier receiving such numbers should not report them. New this year is that reporting carriers are required to include their FCC Registration Number (FRN). Reporting carriers file utilization and forecast reports semiannually on or before February 1 for the preceding six-month reporting period ending December 31, and on or before August 1 for the preceding six-month reporting period ending June 30. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens and Gerry Duffy.

Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP

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Nighthawk Systems Inc. manufactures low cost and reliable remote control products for fire house alerting, volunteer alerting, activation of warning signs and sirens, and a number of applications for public safety.  The Company manufactures the EA1 and the FAS-8 which have been designed specifically for these applications.  Both products are paging based and will work with any public or private paging network.  They are available in all VHF, UHF, and 900 MHz paging frequencies.  The products can serve as the primary notification system or an excellent, low-cost backup to existing systems.

Public Emergency Notification & Volunteer Alerting

The EA1 is the solution for remotely activating public warning signage.  Examples include tornado sirens, flash flood warnings, fire danger, Amber Alert, icy roads, etc.  The EA1 can also send text messages to scrolling signs.  This can occur in conjunction with the activation of audible alarms and visual strobes.  This is ideal for public notification in buildings, schools, hotels, factories, etc. The group call feature allows for any number of signs or flashing lights to be activated at the same time over a wide geographic area.  In addition, the EA1 Emergency Alert is the perfect solution for low cost yet highly effective alerting of volunteer fire fighters in their home.  When activated the EA1 will emit an audible alarm and activate the power outlet on the units faceplate.  A common setup is to simply place the EA1 on a table and plug a lamp into the faceplate.  When paged from dispatch or any touch tone phone the EA1 will awaken the fire fighter to a lit room.  As an option the EA1 can be ordered with a serial cable, allowing for attachment of a serial printer.  When paged the alphanumeric message will be printed out at the same time the alarm sounds and the outlet is activated.  The EA1 is an ideal complement to alphanumeric belt pagers common to volunteers.

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The FAS-8 is designed for activating one or more relays in a firehouse and if desired, printing the alphanumeric message to a serial printer.  For this application the FAS-8 is set to activate upon receiving the proper paging cap code sent from 911 dispatch.  Up to eight different devices can be activated all with individual time functions.  The most common devices to turn on include the PA amplifier, audible wake up alarm, and house lights.  The most common device turned off is the stove.  The FAS-8 can accept up to 8 different cap codes and have separate relay and time functions per cap code.  This allows for different alerting to be accomplished at the same physical location depending upon which cap code is sent.  This can be very helpful when fire crews and medical crews are housed in the same building.



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