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FRIDAY - JANUARY 5, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 243

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

With the new year well underway, I am sure that most of us are trying to get back into the regular routine of business. I am still trying to dig myself out from under a ton of unfinished projects from last year. I guess the old advice of "one step at a time" will work in this situation as it does in many others.

My plans for this year's newsletters are to:

  • Add more podcast supplements
  • Conduct telephone interviews of people in our Wireless Messaging Industry
  • Publish reports on the history of Wireless Messaging and the technology used
  • Continue to follow the developments of government involvement in Critical Messaging
  • Continue to promote the advantages of Radio Paging Technology

The first podcast for 2007 will be an interview with my friend, mentor, and colleague Ron Mercer. We will discuss the history of Paging Control Terminals. Ron is uniquely qualified to talk about this since he obtained a patent in 1968 for the first dial-interconnected paging terminal. He was an engineer at Bell Canada at the time and went on to found and manage several companies in the US and Canada in our industry. I worked for him when he was the president of Spectrum Communication and Electronics (SCE) twenty-some years ago. Later we were both VPs at Real Time Strategies (RTS). Anyway, this should be interesting to all the "paging old timers."

Barry Kanne has also agreed to let me interview him about some of our adventures in radio communications and selling paging terminals around the world, over the thirty-plus years that I have known him.

Dennis Cameron has agreed to write an article about the early days of simulcasting. He was definitely one of the pioneers in the early days of the use of simulcasting in paging. John Nagel has been promising a paper on the development of TNPP and I hope that this reminder will get him off his duff and in front of the keyboard to share this important information.

I can think of at least a dozen others who should be contributing information to our Wireless Messaging Community. I hope that several of you will make this a part of your New Year's Resolutions.

I used to say, ". . . but there are so many others more qualified than I to write these articles." Then someone told me that while it might be true — they were not writing any articles.

I talked to my friend Bill Eisele, the owner of Indiana Paging today. Evidently there are rumors going around that Indiana Paging Network (IPN) is not doing well and is for sale. He assured me that this is not true, in fact he has been buying other paging companies and telephone answering services. IPN is in a growth mode.

Now on to more news and views.

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Thank you for supporting AAPC in 2006, we look forward to working with you to promote your business in 2007!

AAPC Places Representative on FCC Communications Panel

The American Association of Paging Carriers greatly appreciates your participation and support. This has been a very productive year and AAPC has generated a tremendous amount of momentum in advancing the paging industry. With your participation, AAPC has provided a united front before the FCC to increase their knowledge of the reliability of paging communications during a crisis situation.

After the 9/11 attacks and the failure of communications systems immediately following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the FCC created an independent panel focused on improving communications. AAPC President, Bruce Deer, and USA Mobility’s president, Vince Kelly testified about the dependability of paging before this panel. The panel made several comments in its recommendations that included paging as a solution.

In addition, as a result of the WARN Act, the FCC has established the Commercial Mobile Service Alert Advisory Committee. This committee’s purpose is to develop and recommend technical standards, and protocols to facilitate the voluntary transmission of emergency alerts by the Commercial Mobile Service (CMS) providers.

AAPC is pleased to announce that Stephen Oshinsky, an AAPC board member, has been appointed to represent the interests of the paging industry on this panel.

For those of you who do not know Stephen, he is Director of System Architecture for SkyTel Inc., a nationwide paging and narrowband personal communications service provider licensed under Parts 22 and 90 of the Commission’s rules. He also serves as Chairman of the Paging Technical Committee (PTC), a national engineering group dedicated to serving the technical needs of the paging industry.

With Stephen’s appointment our industry will be represented at the national level as the committee works to develop an emergency alerting communications systems. This will hopefully prove to benefit all of us in this industry as well as the public at large.

We will continue to keep our up-to-date on the committee’s activities as well as any other pertinent regulatory activities.

Wireless Forum 2007
Call for Presentations

May 30 – June 1, 2007
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We need your help! We are currently looking for session ideas and or speakers for the upcoming Wireless Forum. If you know of an inspirational speaker or have a particular session in mind, please e-mail Linda at and we will work to make it happen.


Thank you to our Gold Vendor member!

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Thanks to our Silver Vendors!
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Thanks to our Bronze Vendors!
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  • DX Radio Systems, Inc.
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  • Motorola Inc.
  • Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
  • Trace Technologies, LLC
  • Unication USA
  • United Communications Corporation
  • Zetron, Inc.


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

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Letter to the Public Editor, NY Times, 12-30-06

Mr. Byron Calame:

            I am enclosing an article that was written by your James Barron that was published in the December 27, 2006 NY Times. I am also enclosing an email that I sent to Mr. Barron on the 29th of December.

            I would like to point out that this article is not representative of the NY Times and has done a great disservice to your readers and to our industry, in general.

            Had Mr. Barron wanted to do a fair and topical report on the state of the paging industry he certainly could have done a bit more research and talked to some of us that are heavily involved in the paging industry.

            It appears that Mr. Barron could have spoken to any of the existing pager manufacturers and inquired of them the state of their manufacturing and distribution business as it relates to pagers. Since we at Daviscomms are one of the leading pager manufacturers it would seem appropriate that we would have been contacted. USA Mobility as well as American Messaging and Skytel are three of the major paging carriers (own the infrastructure) delivering nationwide paging services throughout the USA and parts of Canada should also have been an obvious choice to speak to regarding this industry. There are literally hundreds of regional paging carriers that could have been queried also.

            We are fortunate that he did contact Mr. Brad Dye, who publishes a weekly newsletter that is focused on the paging industry. Unfortunately, Mr. Barron chose to forgo most of the information that Brad supplied.

            Instead Mr. Barron chose to focus on a “repairman” from a pager repair center in Brooklyn and used that example as the norm for what is happening in our industry. The refurbishment of old pagers is a definite part of our industry,(as happens in the cellphone industry already) however there are also NEW pagers being manufactured and delivered to the tune of several tens of thousands per month coming into the USA alone, just from our company. This is, of course, not the same as it was even 5 years ago when Motorola decided that a $400M+ per year industry was just “too small” for it’s continued involvement. However, for those of us that are in this business, we find it rewarding to be able to continue a business that is needed in many environments.

            Certain hazardous conditions require UL Certified communications for “Intrinsically Safe” operation. No refurbished pager can carry that classification as it’s “parts” are no longer “OEM) (Original Equipment Manufacturer). However our NEW pagers carry it and stand up to the rigid certification levels of the Underwriters Laboratory.

            Many companies will supply a pager for an employee and know that it will not be abused, as a cellphone could be. Many companies need the silent ability to transfer data to personnel in a timely fashion with a high degree of certainty that it will get through. Many companies rely on their “on-site” paging systems to deliver timely and accurate information in a professional way.

Here are a couple recent examples:

  • St Louis Storm Aftermath — July 19, 2006.
    St Louis was hit with a tremendous storm that left upwards of a half million people without power. Some of those folks went for over 7 days without electricity, which is crucial with temperatures reaching into the upper 90s and even to 100 degrees. Following the storm, St. Louis was declared a disaster area by the Governor and the Missouri National Guard was mobilized to assist those in peril due to the heat and lack of power. Hospitals, police departments, fire departments and critical city services all relied on USA Mobility's paging services and were able to communicate with paging even while the cell companies were overwhelmed with traffic and tower outages.
  • Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, DC 20554
    EB Docket No. 06-119 - FCC Filing regarding benefits of paging services: Paging is the BEST technology to use when it is necessary to alert many people in a short time. (Hurricane Katrina August, 2005.)
  • Because of "group call" a feature of paging that allows us to alert almost an unlimited number of people with one single radio transmission (to a common capcode). For example, with paging technology a message can be sent to over a million people in the time it takes to make two or three telephone calls.
  • Because of “simulcasting” a feature of Paging that allows the same radio message to be broadcast over multiple transmitters simultaneously — (simultaneous + broadcast = simulcast) meaning that a radio Paging signal generally has much better penetration into, under, and around buildings and is less likely to be blocked by obstructions since it will be coming to the Pager from several different directions at the same time.
  • Because Paging systems cost a fraction of other technologies like cell phone systems.
  • Because most Paging transmitters are individually controlled over satellite links they do not need a physical landline running back to the control point (like the fiber-optic networks used in cellular systems).
  • Because Paging is a mature technology. It has been refined and perfected over many years and it works very well. It is here today and available to be used RIGHT NOW!

            We can use a proven technology that is already deployed coast-to-coast. One-way paging is by far the fastest, inexpensive, and most reliable way that we have to warn millions of people about impending danger. We know that no telephone — neither cellular nor wire-line — will work when everyone tries to use them at the same time. We also know that one-way radio paging systems work very well when it is necessary to send a message to everyone on the system at the same time.

            When you look at the telemetry applications in the paging business they are just starting to emerge and we see more and more of that each year. This is the business of “people-paging-things”. Examples are:

  • Automobile Leasing Companies that want to remind a customer that their payment is due. If the payment is not executed in a timely fashion the leasing company has the option to send a page to the vehicle (using the paging infrastructure) to disable the ignition. A timely payment will allow another page to enable the ignition.
  • High noise environments in some factories make the use of verbal notification impossible, especially in the event of an emergency. LED signage is placed throughout the factory and pages are sent to the signage with information, etc. to visually alert employees of issues and important safety notices.
  • School crossing signs that alert drivers of school children in crossing areas are remotely activated using the paging infrastructure and paging technology.
  • Outdoor lottery signage that has to be changed periodically is easily accommodated by the use of paging technology and the paging infrastructure which, on a nationwide basis, has a larger “footprint” than most cellular carriers

            These are but a few examples of why our industry is alive, albeit, smaller than it was but still an active part of the communications environment.

            I would welcome you consideration of a balanced piece in a near future publication which puts a positive note on our industry. There are many of my associates, some even in the NYC area that would be just as happy as I to contribute to your research and ultimate fair representation of our industry.

            I look forward to a timely response from you in an effort to correct the misrepresentation of our industry caused by the article in question.

            Thanks and regards,

            Bob Popow
            Director of Operations
            Daviscomms USA, Inc

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Phone: 480-515-2344
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January 4, 2007
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Largent Lauds Introduction of Wireless Phone Tax Moratorium Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - CTIA - The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement today in response to the introduction of the Cell Phone Tax Moratorium Act of 2007:

"Senators McCain (R-AZ) and DeMint (R-SC) are to be congratulated for their steadfast defense of the American wireless user, who continues to be the target of discriminatory taxation. Today, the average wireless user in America pays more than 14% of his or her monthly bill in taxes and fees. This is an indefensible level of taxation for most any product, let alone one that allows more than 225 million Americans to constantly stay connected and in-touch with the world around them.

"Wireless today is how Americans surf the web, listen to music, watch video, take and send pictures and communicate via phone calls, email and text messages. The anytime, anywhere nature of wireless allows all of us to be more productive and efficient whether at home, at work or at play. As a nation, we simply cannot make the strides we have to make with regard to broadband adoption if we continue to tax this innovative and high-tech service in such an exorbitant and regressive fashion.

"The significance of this issue is evident in the fact that it was one of the first bills introduced in the 110th Congress. We in the wireless industry intend to do everything in our power to pass this important legislation and in doing so will engage our employees and the 225 million customers in the debate. We look forward to working with the sponsors and all Members of Congress to enact this much needed legislation on behalf of the over-taxed wireless consumer. "


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Source: CTIA

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(Q) What’s a TMR?
(A) A device that uses Paging Networks to remotely page a “thing” instructing it to “do something”. i.e. re-boot a remote base station, disable an ignition—vehicle payment protection, send messages to LED signs, remotely open/close things, etc.

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MetroPCS is first billion-dollar-plus IPO filed for 2007

Posted on Fri, Jan. 05, 2007

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) — Just four days into the new year, a cell-phone carrier has filed an IPO that could raise more than $1 billion.

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications Inc., which launched its service five years ago, registered Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell as much as $1.13 billion in stock through an initial public offering. The final size of an IPO often differs from its registration amount, and MetroPCS didn't detail the number of shares it plans to sell, the price range it expects to fetch, or on what exchange it plans to list.

The deal marks an early start to the lineup of giant IPOs in the United States for 2007. In 2006, six companies launched deals of more than a billion dollars each, led by MasterCard Inc.'s $2.4 billion offering. In 2005, just one billion-dollar-plus offering made it to the market.

MetroPCS markets its service differently than many major cell phone carriers: It charges a flat rate for unlimited calls, for which customers prepay, and there is no long-term contract. While the arrangement eliminates the company's credit exposure to nonpaying customers, it also contributes to a higher customer turnover rate than at traditional contractual carriers.

As of September, MetroPCS had 2.6 million subscribers, up 50 percent from the same point in 2005; it owns or has access to wireless licenses that cover about 140 million potential subscribers in the United States. The bulk of its licensing coverage was acquired recently in the Federal Communications Commission's November spectrum auction, known in the industry as Auction 66.

Despite the fact that MetroPCS is a young company still focused on growing its business, it has managed to produce income every year since it launched its service in 2002.

In the first nine months of 2006, its revenue rose 46 percent to $1.09 billion compared with the same period in 2005, as more customers were added. Its income declined 61 percent to $70.6 million as operating costs, especially equipment and service costs, outpaced revenue growth; the company also had a $230 million gain on the sale of a portion of one of its licenses.

MetroPCS, which plans to use proceeds from its IPO to build out its network and launch service in its newly licensed areas, is a relatively small operator in the mobile communications industry. It competes with firms ranging from giants Verizon Wireless — owned jointly by Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC — and AT&T Inc.'s Cingular Wireless to other unlimited fixed-rate companies like Leap Wireless International Inc.

MetroPCS warns it expects increased competition will lead to even more competitive pricing and increased customer turnover, which stood at about 5 percent as of September, higher than traditional wireless companies that have yearlong service contracts.

From the MetroPCS management bios, I see that there are several paging veterans in this company:

Roger Linquist (founded PageMart — later changed company's name to WebLink)
Doug Glen (ex WebLink V.P. helped Roger Linquist found PageMart)
Tom Keys (ex WebLink V.P.)
Al Loverde (ex BBL president )


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Price of Texting Goes Up

By Monica Alleven
January 5, 2007

Cingular Wireless is increasing the price for text messaging for those who buy it on a pay-per-use basis. The new going price: 15 cents versus the previous 10 cents.

The new price is in line with the competition, according to Cingular. Customers who send text messages on a regular basis, however, can save money with packages and bundles, which start as low as $4.99 per month for 200 messages, says Cingular spokesman Ritch Blasi.

"We routinely evaluate and adjust our offerings based on a variety of factors," he says, adding that the carrier won't discuss details for competitive reasons.

Source: Wireless Week


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  Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
TTY: 1-888-835-5322
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

December 20, 2006
David Fiske at (202) 418-0513
Clyde Ensslin at (202) 418-0506


Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin named Fred Campbell as Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Catherine Seidel as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

Of these announcements, Chairman Martin said, “I want to thank Fred and Cathy for agreeing to serve the Commission in these capacities. I am grateful for their dedicated public service to the agency and look forward to continuing to work with them. I also want to thank Monica Desai for her commitment to excellence and tireless efforts in advancing the goals set for the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau during the past 21 months, and I look forward to a new role for her within the Commission.”

Fred Campbell most recently served as Chairman Martin’s Legal Advisor for wireless issues, and previously served as an Attorney Advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Campbell worked at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, where he advised on a broad range of legal issues associated with the provision of domestic and international telecommunications services. Mr. Campbell previously practiced commercial litigation with the law firm of Wolfe Snowden. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska College of Law and as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. Connolly of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Prior to beginning his career in the legal profession, Mr. Campbell served in the United States Army. Mr. Campbell earned his B.A. from the University of the State of New York and his J.D., with high distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Catherine Seidel has been the Acting Chief of Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) since April of 2005. Ms. Seidel has also served as a Deputy Bureau Chief and Chief of Staff for the WTB. Previously, she served as the Chief of the Telecommunications Consumers Division in the Enforcement Bureau and has also held positions in the Common Carrier Bureau and the Mass Media Bureau. Prior to joining the Commission in 1993, Ms. Seidel worked at Bell Atlantic for almost ten years. Ms. Seidel holds a J.D. degree from the University of Maryland Law School, a Master's degree in Administrative Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Colorado State University.

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 1
January 3, 2007

New AT&T Will Have A Third Of The Lines In The U.S.

The $86 billion AT&T/BellSouth merger gives the combined company a third of the nation's land lines, dominating local phone service in 22 states, including California. AT&T also becomes the nation's largest provider of high-speed Internet access and gains full control of Cingular Wireless, the country's biggest cell phone company, which was 40% owned by Bell- South. But AT&T is expected to drop the Cingular name and market wireless under the AT&T brand.

Worried that the enormous new AT&T will approach the reach of the old Ma Bell monopoly -- broken up in 1984 by the federal government -- public interest advocates and some Democrats demanded regulatory restrictions to prevent the company from using its new market power to bully competitors and drive up prices.

Although the Justice Department unconditionally approved the deal in October, unusual circumstances gave the two Democrats on the FCC leverage to hold up approval until AT&T made the concessions. Desperate to close the deal by the end of the year, AT&T caved in late last Thursday.

AT&T's most significant concessions were to provide high-speed access to customers for $19.95 a month without requiring them to purchase phone or other services, to lower and freeze for four years the fees it charges competing phone companies to use its lines, to sell some of its wireless spectrum to promote competition for high-speed Internet access, and ”net neutrality,” i.e., to treat all Internet content equally as it travels over its lines.

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

For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

December 29, 2006
Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253



Significant Public Interest Benefits Likely to Result

     Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission today approved the merger of AT&T Inc. (AT&T) and BellSouth Corp. (BellSouth).

     The Commission concluded that significant public interest benefits are likely to result from this transaction. Benefits to consumers include:

  • Deployment of broadband throughout the entire AT&T-BellSouth in-region territory in 2007.
  • Increased competition in the market for advanced pay television services due to AT&T’s ability to deploy Internet Protocol-based video services more quickly than BellSouth could do so absent the merger.
  • Improved wireless products, services and reliability due to the efficiencies gained by unified management of Cingular Wireless, which is now a joint venture operated by BellSouth and AT&T.
  • Enhanced national security, disaster recovery and government services through the creation of a unified, end-to-end IP-based network capable of providing efficient and secure government communications.
  • Better disaster response and preparation from the companies because of unified operations.

     The Commission’s analysis of competitive effects focused on six key groups of services.

They are:

  • Special access competition. The record indicates that, in a small number of buildings in the BellSouth in-region territory where AT&T and BellSouth are the only carriers with direct connections, and where entry is unlikely, the merger is likely to have an anticompetitive effect. The Commission found that a commitment by AT&T to divest indefeasible rights of use (IRUs) to those facilities adequately remedied the competitive harm. The Commission further found that the merger was not likely to result in anticompetitive effects with respect to other special access services that combine one carrier’s own facilities with those of another.
  • Retail enterprise competition. The Commission found that the merger is not likely to have anticompetitive effects for enterprise customers, even though the Applicants currently compete against each other with respect to certain types of enterprise services and some classes of enterprise customers. The Commission found that competition for medium and large enterprise customers should remain strong after the merger because medium and large enterprise customers are sophisticated, high-volume purchasers of communications services and because there will remain a significant number of carriers competing in the market.
  • Mass market voice competition. The Commission concluded that the merger is not likely to have anticompetitive effects in the mass market. The Commission found that neither BellSouth nor AT&T is a significant present or potential participant in this market outside of their respective regions. Consequently, the Commission found that neither party was exerting significant competitive pressure on the other in their respective in-region territories. The Commission further noted that the rapid growth of intermodal competitors – particularly cable telephony providers (whether circuit-switched or Voice over IP (VoIP))– is an increasingly significant competitive force in this market, and anticipates that such competitors likely will play an increasingly important role with respect to future mass market voice competition.
  • Mass market Internet competition. The Commission found that the merger is not likely to result in anticompetitive effects for mass market high-speed Internet access services. Specifically, the Commission concluded that the merger caused no horizontal effects for these services because neither BellSouth nor AT&T provides any significant level of Internet access service outside of its respective region. The Commission also concluded that, while the merger may result in some vertical integration, the record did not support commenters’ conclusions that the merged entity will have the incentive to act anticompetitively in the mass market high-speed Internet access services market.
  • Internet backbone competition. The Commission concluded that the merger is not likely to result in anticompetitive effects in the Internet backbone market. The Commission found that the merger is not likely to cause the Tier 1 backbone market to tip to monopoly or duopoly, nor is it likely to increase the Applicants’ incentive and/or ability to raise rivals’ costs.
  • International competition. The Commission found that the merger is not likely to result in anticompetitive effects for international services provided to mass market, enterprise, or global telecommunications services customers. The Commission also concluded that the merger is not likely to result in anticompetitive effects in the international transport, facilities-based IMTS, or international private line markets.
  • In addition, on December 28, 2006, AT&T made a series of voluntary commitments that are enforceable by the Commission and attached as an Appendix. These conditions are voluntary, enforceable commitments by AT&T but are not general statements of Commission policy and do not alter Commission precedent or bind future Commission policy or rules.

     Action by the Commission, and effective upon adoption, Friday, December 29, 2006, by Memorandum Opinion and Order. Chairman Martin and Commissioner Tate, with Commissioners Copps and Adelstein concurring, and Commissioner McDowell not participating.

Docket No.: 06-74

Wireline Competition Bureau Staff Contact: Nicholas Alexander at 202-418-2173,

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On October 19, 2005, in Helsinki, Finland, a new paging association was formed. Successor to WMA (Wireless Messaging Association UK) and EMMA (European Mobile Messaging Association), the new association retained EMMA as its name. Derek Banner, former chairman of WMA was elected chairman of the new EMMA.

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Nighthawk Systems Receives Order from University of Utah
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SAN ANTONIO, TX – 1/4/07 - Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: NIHK), a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control and emergency notification products, announced today that it has received an order for several of its PT1000 wireless remote control boards from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS), located in Salt Lake City, Utah. UUSS is a participant in the Advanced National Seismic System and operates a 100-station regional seismic network serving the populations of Utah, eastern Idaho, and western Wyoming. The PT1000’s will be used to remotely control power to seismograph and network hardware located hundreds of miles away from the UUSS facility.

The PT1000 is the evolution of Nighthawk’s decade long experience with intelligent remote control and is easily integrated into networks and industrial remote control systems. The PT1000 is a popular choice for remotely controlling multiple items because of its onboard ability to decode a single wireless message, convert logic level signals and individually control eight different relays. No separate relay control board is necessary. It is also a popular choice in solar and battery powered applications because of its extremely low power requirements.

H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We’re very pleased that we can help the University of Utah Seismograph Stations more efficiently operate their widespread network of equipment. Our products provide great solutions for the special issues encountered in operating a network that includes remotely located equipment, and we hope to continue working with them to help meet their needs.”

About Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
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. Individuals interested in Nighthawk Systems can sign up to receive email alerts by visiting the Company’s website at

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Statements contained in this release, which are not historical facts, including statements about plans and expectations regarding business areas and opportunities, acceptance of new or existing businesses, capital resources and future business or financial results are "forward-looking" statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, customer acceptance of our products, our ability to raise capital to fund our operations, our ability to develop and protect proprietary technology, government regulation, competition in our industry, general economic conditions and other risk factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.

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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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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.

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From: Ron Mercer
Subject: Barron comments
Date: January 5, 2007 9:56:20 AM CST
To: Brad Dye

As a long-term participant in various aspects of the wireless communications industry, it was with great interest as well as mild concern, and some amusement that I read Mr. James Baron’s article in the New York Times on December 27.

Mr. Baron’s article portrays the decline of paging from an extremely narrow perspective that is focused on the general public’s declining interest in subscribing to paging services offered by service providers such as Telephone Companies or Radio Common carriers (RCCs). As stated in the article, the number of subscribers to carrier-provided paging services has dropped from approximately 45 million in 1999 to an estimated 7.5 million today. This decline has led Mr. Baron to conclude, “Pagers have become technological fossils, on the way to extinction”.

Paging systems can best be viewed under two broad categories:

Recent statistics reveal that private systems have not experienced nearly so precipitous a decline in usage as have public systems. This fact is almost unmentioned in Mr. Baron’s article. Likewise, no mention is made regarding new private paging systems that are currently under construction, or of others that are in the planning stages.

Also, Mr. Baron dwells exclusively on traditional one-way paging apparently unaware of the existence and enhanced capabilities of two-way paging technology.

Many of the new one-way and two-way private paging systems are being developed to support the needs of Homeland Security/First Responder organizations for which reliable communications are ultra-important. While the pagers supported by these private systems cannot take the place of all of the pagers removed from service on the public networks, and while overall business activity involving pagers is clearly less dramatic than was the case in the “roaring 90s”, paging technology continues to sustain viable businesses, albeit on a smaller scale.

An unfortunate consequence of the article’s narrow perspective is that it provides no insight into the reasons that private systems, and Homeland Security/Public Safety systems in particular, have remained more committed to paging than have public by-subscription services. Absent such insight, the industry will be unable to maximize the opportunities presented by private systems and the “on the way to extinction” assertion will become a self-fulfilling prophecy!

In contrast with cellular telephone systems, the characteristics which have continued to make paging attractive to important segments of the private system community, particularly Homeland Security/ Public Safety organizations, have been documented elsewhere and are summarized here in the interest of clarity:

In closing, an analogy seems appropriate:

As a boy, some 65 + years ago, I remember the Ice Man who delivered ice to the home iceboxes in our neighborhood. Iceboxes, as well as the Ice Man delivering to them, have long disappeared, but ice is still as popular, in fact probably more popular than ever. The operating mode has changed, but the basic commodity lives on. So it can be with paging technology. The operating mode will change, but the basic need lives on.

The reader is encouraged to refer to the indicated reference material for additional in-depth descriptions of the above and other capabilities of paging technology.

Ron Mercer
January 5, 2007


“Wireless Messaging for Homeland Security” Dr. Peter Kapsales, March 2004.

“Message to the Wireless Messaging Newsletter” from Carter C. Blumeyer, Communication Specialist, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue, August 30, 2005 2:49:53 PM CDT.
( - Blumeyer)

“Fully Interoperable First Responder Alerting System Based on ReFLEX Two-Way Messaging Technology”
Barrett M. Kanne, October 2004. (

The ReFLEX™ Advantage In Homeland Security/First Responder Applications Version 2.0
Ron Mercer, December 5, 2005  (

“Mission Critical Paging and Messaging Capabilities,” USA Mobility, Inc. September 21, 2005


That's all for this week.

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