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FRIDAY - MARCH 23, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 254

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.

FCC pulls back plans for mobiles on planes

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said that the commission is against allowing mobile phones on planes because the networks on the ground probably can't handle the calls. The FCC has reportedly received thousands of emails asking for it to make this ruling because allowing flyers to use mobile phones would be annoying, but Martin's reasoning comes from the wireless industry. Wireless networks are designed to allow phones to connect to one cell tower at a time, but users on airplanes will connect to multiple towers simultaneous, possibly causing too much traffic for the networks. [source]

FCC classifies wireless data as info service

The FCC ruled that wireless broadband should be classified as a deregulated "information service," which puts wireless broadband on equal footing with other data networks when it comes to regulatory decisions. As CTIA president Steve Largent said: "It is critical that the FCC ensure that regulations are technology neutral and this decision is a welcome step in that direction." Largent added: "Wireless broadband provides particular benefits in rural and other underserved areas."

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps reluctantly agreed to classify the services as such, but chided the commission for failing to address disability access, privacy and whether Carterfone applies to the wireless industry. [source]

For more on the decision:
- check out this lengthy RCR Wireless article

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 reader's 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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This year's Wireless Forum promises to be a “must attend” event if you are active in the paging industry. The educational sessions will feature distinguished speakers with knowledge and expertise in the wireless industry, coupled with an exhibition floor showcasing the industry's latest technologies and products.

Exhibit at the largest paging event on the East Coast! Exhibit space is currently being secured.

Benefits of exhibiting include:

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  • Opportunity to place a one-page company promotional flyer in the conference materials

Thank you to the following companies for committing early to participate:

  • Daniels Electronics
  • DavisComms
  • Microspace Communications
  • Prism Paging
  • United Communications Corporation
  • USA Mobility
  • Zetron

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Thanks to our Bronze Vendors!
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  • United Communications Corporation
  • Zetron, Inc.

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Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers   Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Advanced RF Communications   Northeast Paging
Aquis Communications, Inc.   NotePage Inc.
ATCOM Wireless
Ayrewave Corporation   
CONTEL Costa Rica   Preferred Wireless
CVC Paging   Prism Paging
Daniels Electronics   Product Support Services
Daviscomms USA   Ron Mercer
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Swissphone
Global Fax Network Services   Texas Association of Paging Services
GTES LLC   TH Communications
Hark Systems   UCOM Paging
Heartland Communications   Unication USA
HMCE, Inc.   United Communications Corp.
InfoRad, Inc.     WiPath Communications
Ira Wiesenfeld   Zetron Inc.
Minilec Service, Inc.   

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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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March 22, 2007
Chelsea Fallon: (202) 418-7991


     Washington, D.C. —Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Third Report and Order (Order) that declines, for now, to establish a fixed date for private land mobile radio (PLMR) systems in the 150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz bands to transition to 6.25 kHz narrowband technology, but strongly urges licensees to consider migrating directly to 6.25 kHz technology rather than first adopting 12.5 kHz technology and later migrating to 6.25 kHz technology. The Order also revises the implementation date of the 6.25 kHz equipment certification rules from January 1, 2005 to January 1, 2011.

     In today’s Order, the FCC declined to establish, at the present time, a fixed date for PLMR systems to transition to 6.25 kHz narrowband technology. There are no accepted industry standards for 6.25 kHz technology, which would be a bar to interoperability. Further, 6.25 kHz technology is not mature enough to warrant setting a migration schedule. The FCC reiterated, however, that it will expeditiously establish a schedule for transition to 6.25 kHz narrowband technology once the technology matures to the point that sufficient equipment is available for testing.

     The FCC also decided in today’s Order to change the date for the implementation of the 6.25 kHz equipment certification rules from January 1, 2005 to January 1, 2011, but strongly urges licensees to consider migrating directly to 6.25 kHz technology by January 1, 2013 rather than first adopting 12.5 kHz technology and later migrating to 6.25 kHz technology. Deferring the implementation date permits manufacturers to develop and test equipment after the expected finalization of 6.25 kHz standards in the near future.

Action by the Commission on March 22, 2007, by Third Report and Order (FCC 07-39). Chairman Martin and Commissioners Copps, Adelstein, Tate, and McDowell.

For additional information, contact Scot Stone at (202) 418-0638 or, or Thomas Eng at (202) 418-0019 or

WT Docket No. 99-87.

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2 Motorola 30W Midband Link TX
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china mobile growth 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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2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cell: 360-820-3888
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340 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
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Stockton first up for PG&E crisis-control plan

Customers asked to sign up for remote control of air conditioning

By Bruce Spence
Record Staff Writer
March 22, 2007 6:00 AM

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

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.

Contact reporter Bruce Spence at (209) 943-8581 or


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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 12
March 21, 2007

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.”

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

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Dear EMMA Members and Friends,

This email is a reminder for you to register for EMMA's next Conference if you have not already done so. It will be held on April 25-26 at the Hilton Hotel in Malta . Please make sure that you reserve your room at the Hilton using the attached form before 31 March to benefit from the discounted EMMA room rates. The form should be completed and faxed to 00356 21 386 629.

Also attached you will find the updated program of the Conference and registration forms.

Malta, is a full member of the EU and is one of the faithful adopters of paging in Europe, thanks to its network operator Telepage — a venture established in the 1990s between Maltacom and Mtel/SkyTel and a founding member of EPPA and EMMA. Malta is also a beautiful and hospitable island, a land of inspiration. And this is exactly the quest today for every professional in wireless communications. inspiration.

In spite of the ongoing convergence between technologies, the existing high market penetration in mobiles is making growth increasingly challenging. At the same time, the bargaining power of users has also strengthened. It is therefore more imperative than ever before for network operators and manufacturers to protect their respective markets by enhancing their skills to master loyalty among their customers. Technological innovation is important, but customer-focused strategies confer even greater weight to competitiveness.

The objective of this Conference is, therefore, to tap into the experience and new ideas of those members of our industry who have successfully developed such strategies, and get inspiration from leaders in other sectors, whose know-how can be transposed to address the concerns of the paging world. We have speakers from EMEA, the Americas and Australasia who, through their experience will, bring insight to the event and create opportunities for further synergies and business cross-fertilization.

We would also like to encourage participation of corporate and government end-users of paging, as well as solution developers — they, after all, are key stakeholders in our industry -— so please feel free to circulate this invitation widely among your contacts.

We are confident that you will support this event with your presence and usual enthusiasm.

Best regards,

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March 22, 2007

Professional forecasts in your own home: a completely new generation of weather stations is being presented in Hanover at CeBIT, the world's largest computing trade fair. End customers receive forecasts sent directly to their home device several times daily: a quantum leap from conventional solutions. The data is distributed through e*Message's nationwide wireless network.

A world's first revolutionizes weather forecasting for home users. Weather stations connected to the WETTERdirekt network provide predictions for fifty regions throughout Germany, thus offering substantially more exact forecasts than all previous solutions. The weather data is continuously updated via satellite over e*Message's wireless network at no extra charge. Thirty-six symbols on the display provide full weather information for the given day and the three days to follow. The forecasts are supplied by a leading weather portal that analyses data from all over the world, including air currents, anticyclones and depressions. Conventional weather stations are not comparable, since they only process local weather data, and deliver forecasts using only five symbols.

WETTERdirekt transmits the data using the e*Motion technology, based on the e*Message wireless network with 800 transmitting stations that covers more than 98% of the German population. "Our technology has prompted a quantum leap in the weather-station market. The new product confirms that our e*Motion platform is established in the consumer-electronics market," said Dr. Dietmar Gollnick, CEO of e*Message. The e*Motion technology is energy-saving, ready for the mass market, and available everywhere with good indoor coverage. It allows manufacturers to add value to a multitude of devices by integrating a wireless chip. Paging has several advantages over the GSM technology - advantages that pay when the application data needs to be updated constantly. The e*Message chip and network are by far the most economical option in purchase and operating costs. Moreover, the network coverage is much better and the power consumption is only a fraction of that of GSM devices.

WETTERdirekt's satellite-based weather stations are available starting in mid-March from better opticians, department stores, home electronics shops, practically all DIY shops, houseware retailers, and mail-order merchants. The new WETTERdirekt models are priced between €49 and €69. Up to now, the German market for weather stations has had a volume of some 700,000 units annually. Experts predict that the launch of the new WETTERdirekt stations will at least double this figure. Because climate change is increasingly affecting everyday life, there is not only a growing need for current, constantly available forecasts, but also a growing demand for weather stations with reliable information.

Other wireless applications with integrated chips are already in development. "We expect that our technology will be found in other consumer electronics products within the year," Gollnick explained. A wireless chip could be integrated in clocks, MP3 players, car radios or navigation systems, for example, to let these products receive additional information economically and efficiently over the e*Motion platform. Dietmar Gollnick added: "Thanks to e*Motion, what used to be 'a piece of hardware,' something that's 'used as bought,' becomes a self-teaching day-to-day companion affordable for everyone."


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Nighthawk Systems Announces Initial Sale to Alaska Electric Utility SAN ANTONIO, TX - 3/21/07 - Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: NIHK), a leading provider of intelligent wireless power management and emergency notification solutions, today announced that it has received an initial order for its CEO700 whole house disconnect units from Golden Valley Electric Association of Fairbanks, Alaska. This initial order was placed after successful testing of the product in below zero conditions in their service area, which covers 90,000 residents and approximately 42,000 service locations in the Fairbanks, Delta, Nenana, Healy and Cantwell areas.

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.

H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk’s CEO, stated, “I’m very pleased to receive this order from Golden Valley. Our units will save them the time and expense normally associated with performing service connects and disconnects over a very large service area, often under harsh conditions. I’m confident that they will quickly realize a positive return on their investment in the units.”

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Nighthawk is a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control products that enable simultaneous activation or de-activation of multiple assets or systems on demand. Nighthawk's installed customer base includes major electric utilities, Internet service providers and fire departments in over 40 states. Nighthawk's products also enable custom message display, making them ideal for use in traffic control and emergency notification situations.

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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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Firehouse Automation

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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The Glenayre GL3000 RXL is a fully redundant paging terminal with 1 million subscriber database, POCSAG and FLEX encoding, TNPP, and 10x2Mbit E1 input trunks.

The terminal supports most paging services including tone, voice (live agent), numeric DDI, and alphanumeric paging. It comes complete with integrated voice mailbox facilities, intelligent call queuing, and a self-contained 1 million mirrored subscriber database. The paging terminal is powered up and can be inspected and tested in a live paging environment.

The GL3000 has proven to be a supremely reliable and stable system.

The three Glenayre GL3900’s have been configured to provide data and voice services to live agents in a call centre environment. The GL3960 systems are integrated into GL3000 RXL to provide 2 fully functional 60 channels live agent systems, with the addition of a 30-channel system for agent training purposes. Voice calls and data pops to agents PC screens are processed by the GL3900 and then cross-connected to the customers inbound calls from the GL3000, creating a fully functioning call centre.

The Glenayre Paging System is complete and housed within 6 cabinets, still powered up and connected to its interfaces with a fully functional arbitrator console.

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$500.00 FLAT RATE

TAPS—Texas Association of Paging Services is looking for partners on 152.480 MHz. Our association currently uses Echostar, formerly Spacecom, for distribution of our data and a large percentage of our members use the satellite to key their TXs. We have a CommOneSystems Gateway at the uplink in Chicago with a back-up running 24/7. Our paging coverage area on 152.480 MHz currently encompasses Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Kansas. The TAPS paging coverage is available to members of our Network on 152.480 MHz for $.005 a transmitter (per capcode per month), broken down by state or regions of states and members receive a credit towards their bill for each transmitter which they provide to our coverage. Members are able to use the satellite for their own use If you are on 152.480 MHz or just need a satellite for keying your own TXs on your frequency we have the solution for you.

TAPS will provide the gateways in Chicago, with Internet backbone and bandwidth on our satellite channel for $ 500.00 (for your system) a month.

Contact Ted Gaetjen @ 1-800-460-7243 or left arrow CLICK TO E-MAIL


From: Ted Gaetjen <>
Date: March 21, 2007 7:47:04 AM CDT
To: Brad Dye <>
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.


Ted Gaetjen-President


That's all for this week.

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Brad Dye
Wireless Messaging Consultant

P.O. Box 13283
Springfield, IL 62791 USA

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