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FRIDAY - JULY 2, 2010 - ISSUE NO. 413

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Apple boasts 1.7 million iPhone 4 sales

By Sinead Carew and Gabriel Madway
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:53pm EDT

(Reuters) - Apple Inc had sold 1.7 million units of the iPhone 4 worldwide by Saturday, June 26, its most successful product launch yet, the company said on Monday.

Sales of the touchscreen smartphone, which competes with devices from Nokia, Research In Motion and Motorola, surpassed some analysts' expectations, as well as those of Apple itself, which has been having trouble keeping up with demand.

In a statement, Chief Executive Steve Jobs apologized to "customers who were turned away" because the company did not have enough supplies of the iPhone 4.

Shares of AT&T Inc, the exclusive U.S. provider for the iPhone, rose as much as 1.5 percent after the news as analysts said it meant more customers than expected committed to use the No. 2 U.S. mobile provider's service for another two years.

This is seen as more crucial than ever because AT&T is widely predicted to give up its exclusive rights to the phone in the next year, when Apple is expected to add Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile operator, as a service provider.

BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk estimated that about 500,000 of the iPhone 4 sales were to AT&T users.

"This could be the last exclusive iPhone AT&T gets so it's therefore the most important one ... It certainly was a huge success for AT&T," Piecyk said. He noted that some investors were not celebrating yet as they ultimately expect AT&T to lose a lot of customers when Verizon starts selling iPhones.

The iPhone 4, which boasts video chat and a longer battery life, launched last week with fans lining up outside stores overnight by the hundreds.

The device appeared to be sold out in the majority of Apple stores in the United States the day after it went on sale.

Hudson Square Research analyst Daniel Ernst said the 1.7 million number likely included preorders, which began on June 15. It was higher than his estimate.

"No single smartphone model has been this successful," he said.

BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman said the early sales figures suggest total iPhone units of 8.5 million to 9.2 million in the quarter that ended June 26, which is above his forecast.

For the current quarter, Bachman estimated iPhone sales of 10.2 million units, rising to 12.2 million for the December quarter.


The iPhone has transformed Apple into one of the world's leading mobile phone companies, boosting its margins in the process. The company has sold more than 50 million iPhones since the device debuted in 2007.

ISuppli on Monday issued its closely watched bill of materials analysis for the new iPhone. The research group estimated that the device's components cost $187.51.

iSuppli's materials estimate for the previous generation iPhone was $170.80.

The most expensive component in the new iPhone is the display at $28.50, according to the analysis. The part is believed to be supplied by LG Display.

"The BOM (bill of materials) of the fourth-generation model closely aligns with those of previous iPhones," iSuppli analyst Kevin Keller wrote in a release.

"With the iPhone maintaining its existing pricing, Apple will be able to maintain the prodigious margins that have allowed it to build up a colossal cash reserve."

Apple started selling the new iPhone online on June 15, when both Apple and AT&T websites faltered amid heavy demand, causing delays to many customer orders.

Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc, is countering iPhone by heavily promoting phones based on Android software from Google Inc.

Apple's shares rose $1.60 to close at $268.30 on the Nasdaq. AT&T shares rose 16 cents to $24.95 on the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: Reuters

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Global Paging Convention — A Great Success!

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The American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC) and the European Mobile Messaging Association (EMMA) Co-Host International Convention

June 23, 2010 10:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time

WILMINGTON, N.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC) and the European Mobile Messaging Association (EMMA) co-hosted their second Global Paging Convention in Charleston, South Carolina. Carriers, manufacturers, suppliers, and resellers from twelve countries, and five continents, joined together for two days to showcase their emerging technologies and applications, and to learn innovative approaches for wireless messaging from numerous educational sessions. The convention contributes to the success of the global paging industry by providing a forum for wireless companies to meet the challenges of the global environment with enhanced services and equipment.

Keynote speakers Peter Bryant from Swedish Medical Center based in Washington, and Craig Luze from Alegent Health based in Nebraska, reviewed the numerous ways that their respective medical facilities utilize paging technologies to communicate critical messaging to their staff. In addition, first responder, David Cartee of MedStarOne Ambulance Service reinforced the benefits of paging in major disasters, including its reliability, efficient and expedient one-to-many broadcast capability, extensive deployment, cost, and its simplicity. Other sessions focused on how to successfully capitalize on the strengths of paging technologies in other wireless communication markets and products today. Although not commonly known, paging technology has the ability to reliably broadcast a common message to everyone in a very large city, or an entire country, in the time it takes to make one telephone call. Manufacturers from several countries displayed their products and shared ideas for creative enhancements in the future.

Both associations awarded Dr. Dietmar Gollnick of e*Message in Germany with the first annual Industry Service Award for his years of dedicated service, innovation, and significant contributions which have advanced the paging industry.

AAPC is the trade association in the United States dedicated to representing and advancing the paging industry. Members of the association are primarily paging carriers and vendors that range from small businesses that are owner/operator service providers to large nationwide carriers. EMMA has similar goals and provides an international forum for related companies involved in wireless messaging.

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Held June 16-18 in Charleston, South Carolina


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Dan Inbar
Onset Technology
John Bishop
Xacom (Australia)
Graeme Hull
Allen Crockett
Dan Shaw
UCOM Paging

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David Cartee
Ambulance Service
Frank Blackley
Wilmington, NC
Fire Department
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Generic Mobile Systems

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Nancy Andersen
President of Teletouch Paging
Hal Mordkofsky
Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast


Dan & Linda Kiely
Voxpro Communications

Hosts of Next Year's Global Paging Summit in Ireland


Frank & Carita McNeill
Communication Specialists Company of Wilmington
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Robin Sab
Digital Paging Company
Tim Meenan
Unication USA


Morgan Bear
Page Plus
Derek Banner


Paul Goodell
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ABC Paging/City Beepers
Albert (Frank) Diaz
ABC Communications


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Peter Bryant Swedish Medical Center
Vasu Srinivasan
Daviscomms UK
Mike Johnson
Daviscomms UK


Johan Ågren
Generic Mobile Systems Sweden
Fredrick Svedberg
& Mrs.
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Scott Forsythe
SelectPath (d/b/a Contact Wireless)


Jim Nelson
Prism Paging—Prism Systems International


Sharyn Murray
Redi-Call Communications
Jerry MacAulay
Radio Communications of VA
Randy Murray
Redi-Call Communications


Marilyn Roberts
Mobilfone Kansas City
Ann Phillips
Mobilfone Kansas City


Roy Pottle

Roy Pottle
President, American Messaging & AAPC

Santiago Cantú

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Director Corporativo, SkyTel SerComGlo, México


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Teletouch Paging

Mark Youngblood

Mark Allan Youngblood
Duke Energy Corporation


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Vaughan Bowden Easy Solutions


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RIM promises 'quantum leap' with BlackBerry OS 6.0

June 25, 2010 — 9:42am ET | By Jason Ankeny

Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) co-CEO Jim Balsillie said Thursday the device maker's forthcoming BlackBerry OS 6.0 update heralds a "quantum leap" for the smartphone market. Speaking on RIM's fiscal Q1 earnings call, Balsillie said the firm will introduce two new products either late in the current quarter or early in Q3, stating the new devices will drive growth and boost BlackBerry's competitive standing in the North American marketplace. "I just wish I could wind the clock forward a few weeks," Balsillie said. "I couldn't feel better."

Specifics on BlackBerry OS 6.0 remain scarce, but at the manufacturer's Wireless Enterprise Symposium this spring, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis trumpeted enhancements including an improved WebKit-based browser, a customizable homescreen, a revamped media player and a more intuitive user experience. "We're trying to update the UI and fix the stuff that people wanted us to fix," Lazaridis said, adding that BlackBerry OS 6.0 will extend to both trackpad and touchscreen devices. During Thursday's call, Balsillie declined to comment on speculation RIM plans to issue a new BlackBerry 6.0-based hybrid smartphone boasting both a slide-out keyboard and touchscreen experience evoking Apple's iPhone, enabling consumers to swipe through screens and expand images with their fingers--earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported RIM is also at work on a tablet device to rival Apple's iPad.

Research In Motion shipped 11.2 million devices in Q1, including its 100 millionth BlackBerry smartphone. Revenues came in around $4.2 billion, up from $3.4 billion a year ago and topping the previous quarter's total of $4.1 billion. Balsillie said international sales now account for 40 percent of RIM's overall subscriber base, adding that the BlackBerry App World virtual storefront now generates 1 million downloads per day. Last week, RIM announced a host of App World upgrades including carrier billing and credit card options, expanding purchase alternatives beyond PayPal.

Balsillie also speculated that operators' introduction of tiered, usage-based data pricing will boost RIM's growth, echoing a recent analyst note published by Susquehanna Financial's Jeff Fidacaro. According to Fidacaro, the introduction of reduced entry-level data pricing will encourage a significant number of subscribers to swap their feature phones for smartphones, with BlackBerry devices ideally positioned to capture this new business thanks to their affordable prices and emphasis on low-bandwidth applications like email and instant messaging. Conversely, Fidacaro contends that data caps could limit future adoption of Apple iPhone, a device synonymous with high-bandwidth apps like streaming video.

Source: FierceMobile

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Zetron’s Acom Will Connect to SMARTNET System Through EF Johnson Radios


“We chose… Acom for its functionality, flexibility and cost… Acom is also IP based, adaptable over time, and does the best job of preparing us for what’s going to happen tomorrow and the next day.”
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The Zetron Advanced Communication (Acom) System chosen to equip a new, state-of-the-art communication center for Deschutes County 9-1-1 in Bend, Oregon, has passed its factory acceptance testing and is now ready for system optimization. The solution will be P25 capable, highly interoperable, and able to adapt to new radio technologies as they evolve. It will also utilize Zetron’s iRIM with EFJohnson radios to access the county’s SMARTNET system.

Redmond, Washington, U.S.A. – June 30, 2010 – Zetron, a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions, announced that its Advanced Communications System (Acom), chosen as the centerpiece of a new, state-of-the-art communication center being constructed for Deschutes County 9-1-1 in Bend, Oregon, has passed factory acceptance testing. It now moves on to the next phase, system optimization. The solution will employ Zetron’s Intelligent Radio Interface Module (iRIM) and EFJohnson radios to access the county’s Motorola SMARTNET trunking system. It will also be P25 capable and interoperable with a wide range of radios. The system will go live when the center opens in mid-August, 2010.

Preparing for tomorrow… and the next day
“We chose Zetron’s Acom for its functionality, flexibility and cost,” says Deschutes Public Safety Systems Manager, Rick Silbaugh. “We wanted a system that would work with a broad array of legacy systems and adapt to new and evolving radio technologies. And Acom is radio-system agnostic, so it doesn't restrict us to certain radio systems or prevent us from using other radios; I can interface with everybody. Acom is also IP based, adaptable over time, and does the best job of preparing us for what’s going to happen tomorrow and the next day.”

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Silbaugh says that another key benefit of the solution is its ability to utilize Zetron’s iRIM with EFJohnson radios to connect to the county’s Motorola SMARTNET system.

“EFJohnson is the only other radio besides Motorola that can access the SMARTNET system right now,” he says. “And Zetron’s iRIM is the interface that makes that connection possible.”

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Amcom Software Adds iPhone to List of Smartphones Its Hospital Pager Replacement Application Supports

Posted : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:10:58 GMT
Author : Amcom Software, Inc.
Category : Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS - (Business Wire) Amcom Software, Inc. today announced that Amcom Mobile Connect now offers smartphone messaging for the iPhone. Highly mobile physicians and other staff can use this solution to consolidate the messages they currently receive on Wi-Fi phones, cell phones, voice communication badges, and/or traditional pagers with a single smartphone. This simplifies the process of communicating code alerts, patient updates, lab results, consult requests, and more in an effort to speed messaging and strengthen the speed of patient care.

Amcom’s new support for the iPhone comes on the heels of a tremendous swell in sales for Mobile Connect, which also supports messaging to Android and BlackBerry smartphones. While ease of messaging to these smartphones is important, Amcom customers have also been clear that they want a single, integrated system that can send messages to a variety of smartphones as well as pagers, Wi-Fi phones, and other devices. For example, an operator or other staff member can send a single message to a code team, and every member receives the same message simultaneously regardless of the devices they carry.

To facilitate this, Amcom Mobile Connect integrates seamlessly with Amcom’s unified communications suite. This includes solutions for contact center automation, online employee directories and on-call schedules, and event notification systems, to name a few. Integration with related communications systems means everything pulls contact and schedule information from a central database, improving administration, accuracy, escalation procedures, and above all—speed. Alternately, a hospital could use a simple, stand-alone Web portal to deploy communications from Amcom Mobile Connect.

Throughout the communication process, Mobile Connect provides message traceability to ensure staff accountability and effective workflow. All messages, responses, and read receipts are logged in a full audit trail that simplifies reporting. In addition, Mobile Connect ensures that messages are delivered in a secure manner to help organizations meet security requirements such as HITECH/HIPAA.

“Even if a hospital provides a certain type of smartphone to its staff, there are always physicians and others who aren't employed by the hospital yet who need to receive critical messaging,” said Chris Heim, CEO, Amcom Software. “We’re pleased to offer a highly flexible solution that works with iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android smartphones regardless of the cellular service provider behind the scenes. This means happier staff members who can use their preferred devices for all messages as well as a safer workplace in which integrated communications systems ensure patient safety.”

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Amcom Software connects people to each other and to the data they need. This helps organizations that depend on speed, accuracy, and productivity save lives, improve efficiency, and enhance effectiveness. Amcom Software’s unified communications technologies include solutions for contact centers, emergency management, mobile event notification, and messaging. The company’s products are used by leading organizations in healthcare, hospitality, education, business, and government. By continually developing its industry-leading technologies, Amcom Software has rapidly grown and solidified its market leadership. For more information, call 800.852.8935 or go to You can also learn more about Amcom Mobile Connect in CEO Chris Heim’s mobility in healthcare blog.

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update

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

[Portions reproduced here with the firm's permission.]

   Vol. 13, No. 27 June 30, 2010   

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FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For July 15 Open Meeting

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 15, 2010:

  • Rural Health Care Reform NPRM: A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking initiating reforms to the Universal Service Rural Health Care Fund to expand the reach and use of broadband connectivity by health care providers throughout the nation.
  • Spectrum Flexibility NPRM and NOI: A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on ways to encourage investment in terrestrial broadband services within spectrum allocated to mobile satellite services, while maintaining robust mobile satellite capability.
  • Electronic Tariff Filing NPRM: A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on streamlining the tariff filing and formatting process by transitioning from paper to electronic filing to reduce industry burden and promote an open, transparent, and efficient flow of information.

Clients are reminded that the official “Sunshine Agenda” (and the deadline for ending lobbying on the items scheduled for consideration) will be published one week before the scheduled open meeting.

BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.



  • Obama backs unleashing 500 MHz of spectrum over next 10 years for mobile, fixed broadband services.
  • FCC’s local competition report includes VoIP data.
  • FCC adopts per-minute compensation rates for interstate TRS fund.
  • FCC launches NOI on structuring of VRS market.

Obama Backs Unleashing 500 MHz Of Spectrum Over Next 10 Years For Mobile, Fixed Broadband Services

President Obama this Monday signed a Presidential Memorandum that essentially supports the FCC’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) recommendation to unleash 500 megahertz of spectrum within 10 years for commercial use. The Memorandum, however, provides more clarity and direction to the NBP recommendation. And it calls on federal agencies to participate in joint efforts to ensure that the recommendation is implemented.

“In order to achieve mobile wireless broadband's full potential, we need an environment where innovation thrives, and where new capabilities also are secure, trustworthy, and provide appropriate safeguards for users' privacy. These characteristics will continue to be important to the adoption of mobile wireless broadband,” the President wrote, “I therefore am hereby directing that executive departments, agencies, and offices, and strongly encourage that independent agencies, take the following steps”:

Section 1. The Secretary of Commerce, working through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), shall:

(a) Collaborate with the FCC to make available a total of 500 MHz of Federal and non-Federal spectrum over the next 10 years, suitable to the FCC for both mobile and fixed wireless broadband use. The spectrum must be available to be licensed by the exclusive use or made available for shared access by commercial and Government users in order to enable licensed or unlicensed wireless broadband technologies to be deployed. (We note that the FCC’s NBP recommendation to make 500 megahertz of spectrum newly available for commercial broadband use within the next 10 years also proposes that 300 megahertz of that total should be made available between 225 MHz and 3.7 GHz for mobile use within the next five years);

(b) Collaborate with the FCC to complete by October 1, 2010, a specific Plan and Timetable for identifying and making available 500 MHz of spectrum. For purposes of successfully implementing any repurposing of existing spectrum, the Plan and Timetable must take into account the need to ensure no loss of critical existing and planned Federal, State, local, and tribal government capabilities, the international implications, and the need for appropriate enforcement mechanisms and authorities;

(c) Convene the Policy and Plans Steering Group (PPSG) to advise NTIA on achieving the objectives. The Secretaries of Defense, the Treasury, Transportation, State, the Interior, Agriculture, Energy, and Homeland Security, the Attorney General, the Administrators of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration, the Director of National Intelligence, the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, and the head of any other executive department or agency that is currently authorized to use spectrum shall participate and cooperate fully, or in the case of independent agencies are strongly encouraged to promptly provide appropriate funding and staff resources for agency support to these efforts and the work of the PPSG; and

(d) Submit, not later than 180 days after the Plan and Timetable are completed, to the National Economic Council (NEC), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) an interim report to assess progress against the Plan and Timetable. Additional interim reports shall be submitted 180 days after the submission of the first interim report and then annually thereafter until such time as the Plan and Timetable are completed. In preparing these reports, the Secretary of Commerce shall work cooperatively with the FCC and other relevant departments, agencies, and offices.

Sections 2 through 7 provide further detailed instructions for federal agencies to cooperate and submit reports regarding the implementation of the Plan and Timetable.

Industry response: Unsaid in the Presidential Memorandum, but reported in The New York Times and elsewhere is the fact that broadcasters likely will be asked to give up some of their spectrum for auction, and cable companies that have invested heavily in wired telecommunications networks may also lose from the new plan.

Proceeds from the auctions, according to the Times, would go in part to finance the construction of improved communications systems for police, fire and other public safety agencies. Law enforcement agencies have proposed that parts of the newly available wireless spectrum be used for a dedicated broadband public safety network.

The Times says that roughly 45 percent of the spectrum to be auctioned would come from federal government agencies that will be asked to give up allocations that they are not using or could share, and the remainder would come from unused spectrum already scheduled for auction or from broadcasters and other spectrum licensees who would be offered incentives to give up or share parts of their communications airwaves. Currently, the spectrum for wireless communications is about 547 megahertz, according to NYT.

BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.

FCC’s Local Competition Report Includes VoIP Data

The FCC for the first time has released comprehensive information about subscribership to interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service in its Local Telephone Competition report, which also includes information about more traditional telephone lines provided in previous reports. Because interconnected VoIP subscribers were not comprehensively included in earlier data collections, certain of the report’s summary statistics are not directly comparable to the statistics for earlier dates. However, the inclusion of the expanded statistics reflects the impact of VoIP on telephone competition, with approximately one-fifth of residential lines now being served by VoIP. This highlights the need for all VoIP providers to pay access charges.

The report summarizes data collected by FCC Form 477 as of December 31, 2008. Report highlights include:

  • At year-end 2008, there were 141 million traditional switched access lines in service and 21 million interconnected VoIP subscriptions in the United States, or about 162 million wireline retail local telephone service connections in total. Of these, 97 million were residential connections and 65 million were business connections.
  • Of the 162 million total connections, 48% were residential switched access lines, 39% were business switched access lines, 12% were residential VoIP subscriptions, and 1% were business VoIP subscriptions.
  • Of the 162 million total connections, 45% were residential lines and 28% were business lines owned by incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), while 15% provided non-ILEC residential service, and 12% provided non-ILEC business service.
  • Of the 97 million wireline residential connections, 74.5% were ILEC switched access lines, 19.5% were non-ILEC interconnected VoIP subscriptions, 5.8% were non-ILEC switched access lines, and 0.3% were ILEC interconnected VoIP subscriptions.
  • Of the 65 million wireline business connections, 70.1% were ILEC switched access lines, 26.8% were non-ILEC switched access lines, 2.7% were non-ILEC interconnected VoIP subscriptions, and 0.4% were ILEC interconnected VoIP subscriptions.

The report also summarizes information on: (1) subscribership to stand-alone interconnected VoIP service versus interconnected VoIP service bundles that include broadband Internet access service (81% receive service through a “broadband bundle”), (2) subscribership to interconnected VoIP service that includes, as a service feature, use of the service over any broadband connection to which the customer has access, for example, at a hotel or vacation residence (“nomadic” functionality) versus service that does not include this feature (13% subscribe to nomadic service), and (3) the type of broadband connection in the broadband bundle (92% via cable modem; 7% via FTTP, DSL or other wireline; less than 1% via fixed wireless or other connections). For switched access lines, the report presents summary statistics for the technology used in the line, and it summarizes and compares the reported data about wholesale relationships. The report also updates summary statistics for the mobile telephony subscribership information collected by Form 477.

BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.


FCC ADOPTS PER-MINUTE COMPENSATION RATES FOR INTERSTATE TRS FUND: The FCC has adopted per-minute compensation rates from the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund for each form of TRS for the 2010-2011 Fund year. These rates are based in part on options proposed by the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the Interstate TRS Fund administrator, in filing its annual Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund Payment Formula and Fund Size Estimate for the period of July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. The interim rates for 2010-2011 for Video Relay Service (VRS) shall be: $6.2390 for Tier I, $6.2335 for Tier II, and $5.0668 for Tier III. VRS allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with friends and family and to conduct business in near real time. The rates for the other forms of TRS shall be: $2.256 for interstate traditional TRS; $3.1566 for Speech-to-Speech (STS); $1.6951 for Captioned Telephone Service (CTS) and Internet Protocol (IP) CTS; and $1.2985 for IP Relay. The interim VRS rates represent the average of the current tiered rates and NECA’s proposed rates based on actual, historical costs. These rates have been adopted on an interim basis and reflect a balance between the goal of ensuring that VRS providers recover from the Fund only the reasonable costs caused by their provision of VRS and the goal of ensuring quality and sufficient service during a one-year period while the FCC considers reform in this area. The FCC notes that it intends to further examine VRS rates in the near future as part of upcoming proceedings, including audits and a Notice of Inquiry (see story below). Based on the adoption of these rates and NECA’s proposals, the Commission adopts a carrier contribution factor of 0.00585, and a funding requirement of $433,990,484.98 for the 2010-2011 Fund year. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

FCC LAUNCHES NOI ON STRUCTURING OF VRS MARKET: The FCC has released a Notice of Inquiry asking fundamental questions about the ways that the market for Video Relay Service (VRS) should be structured and how companies that provide VRS should be compensated. VRS allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with friends and family and to conduct business in near real time. In the NOI, the FCC seeks to improve the VRS program by ensuring that it is available to and used by the full spectrum of eligible users, that it encourages innovation, and that it is less susceptible to waste, fraud, and abuse that afflicts the current program. The Commission noted that a number of individuals associated with VRS companies have been indicted for fraud and abuse of the system; they appear to have generated extra revenue from calls that were not legitimate uses of the fund. The FCC added that recent data shows that the payments from the Fund to VRS companies were on a higher scale than the FCC intended, because they were based on cost estimates that turned out to be far higher than VRS companies’ actual costs. The Commission has now set interim levels for payments to VRS companies for the year July 2010 through June 2011. The FCC estimates that these new compensation levels, together with steps that have been taken to reduce fraud, will save the fund about $275 million over last year’s estimated costs. The FCC said it has worked with the Department of Justice to identify companies that may have acted fraudulently, and the number of questionable charges has already dropped as a result. The savings from reduced fraud and new payment levels will benefit American ratepayers, who support the fund through charges on their telephone bills. The NOI will also look at outreach, marketing, and broader economic issues. Comments in this CG Docket No. 10-51 proceeding will be due 30 days after publication of the item in the Federal Register, and replies will be due 15 days thereafter. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

FCC INDEFINITELY POSTPONES LICENSING FOR LOW POWER TV & TRANSLATOR STATIONS DUE TO NBP: The FCC’s Media Bureau has announced that the initiation of nationwide first-come, first-served, digital-only licensing for low power television and TV translator stations scheduled to begin July 26, 2010, has been postponed until further notice. On June 29, 2009, the Media Bureau announced that it would begin accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for new digital-only low power television and TV translator stations and for major changes to existing analog and digital facilities in these services in so-called “rural areas” on August 25, 2009, and without geographic restriction on January 25, 2010. The January 25, 2010 date for initiation of nationwide first-come, first-served digital licensing was subsequently postponed to July 26, 2010. The Media Bureau believes that a postponement of the July 26, 2010, date for nationwide licensing is necessary in light of the release of the National Broadband Plan.

[We note that further licensing of LPTV/TV translator stations in those 700 MHz bands sold at auction for land mobile operations has already been restricted.]

The Broadband Plan announced an effort to identify 500 megahertz of spectrum that can be reallocated from existing uses to enable the expansion of new mobile broadband service. To aid in this endeavor, the Broadband Plan recommended, among other things, that the Commission initiate a rulemaking proceeding to reallocate 120 megahertz from the broadcast television bands, and also to consider methodologies for repacking television channels to increase the efficiency of channel use. To permit the Commission to evaluate its reallocation and repacking proposals and their impact on future licensing of low power television facilities, the Media Bureau deems it appropriate to postpone nationwide digital licensing for low power television and TV translator stations until further notice. Following the conclusion of the Commission’s broadband rulemaking proceedings, the Media Bureau will consider an appropriate date for the initiation of nationwide digital licensing. To further the digital transition for low power television, TV translator and Class A television stations, the Commission will permit existing stations in these services to file applications for digital companion channels beginning on July 26, 2010. Interested parties may also continue to submit applications for new digital-only LPTV and TV translator stations and for major changes to existing analog and digital LPTV and TV translator facilities in rural areas, as defined in the June 29 Public Notice. Furthermore, applications that are currently permitted under FCC rules will continue to be accepted, including applications for digital on-channel conversion (“flash cut”). BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, and Richard Rubino.

CTIA CANCELS FUTURE WIRELESS SHOWS IN SAN FRANCISCO OVER RADIATION ORDINANCE: In response to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ recent approval of the so-called 'Cell Phone Right-to-Know' ordinance requiring specific absorption rate (SAR) labeling on handsets, CTIA has canceled all future wireless shows in that city. In a statement, CTIA said: “While we have enjoyed bringing our three-day fall show to San Francisco five times in the last seven years, which has meant we’ve brought more than 68,000 exhibitors and attendees and had an economic impact of almost $80 million to the Bay Area economy, the Board of Supervisors’ action has led us to decide to relocate our show. We are disappointed to announce that the 2010 CTIA Enterprise and Applications show in October will be the last one we have in San Francisco for the foreseeable future. We have already been contacted by several other cities that are eager to work with us and understand the tremendous benefits that wireless technology and our show can provide their area.” Rather than inform, CTIA said, the ordinance will potentially mislead consumers with point of sale requirements suggesting that some phones are 'safer' than others based on radiofrequency (RF) emissions. In fact, CTIA continued, all phones sold legally in the U.S. must comply with the FCC’s safety standards for RF emissions. According to the FCC, CTIA said, all such compliant phones are safe phones as measured by these standards. The scientific evidence does not support point of sale requirements that would suggest some compliant phones are 'safer' than other compliant phones based on RF emissions, CTIA said. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, Cary Mitchell, and Bob Jackson.

FCC ADVISES 2.3 GHz WCS LICENSEES IT WILL NOT ACCEPT “SUBSTANTIAL SERVICE PERFORMANCE” SHOWINGS: The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) has issued a Public Notice advising 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Service (WCS) licensees that it will not accept substantial service performance showings. In its WCS Report and Order, the FCC revised certain WCS technical rules and adopted enhanced performance requirements to facilitate the provision of new broadband services in the 2.3 GHz band. The Commission declared that the enhanced “performance requirements supersede the substantial service performance requirement for all WCS licensees, including any licensee that previously filed a substantial service demonstration.” The Commission also declared that the enhanced performance requirements supplant AT&T’s heightened substantial service obligations to serve 25 percent of the population for each of its WCS licenses for mobile or point-to-multipoint services, or to construct at least five permanent links per one million people in the service area for fixed point-to-point services. Further, the Commission dismissed all pending substantial service demonstrations and pleadings filed in opposition as moot. In light of this, WTB is temporarily suspending the 2.3 GHz WCS substantial service performance requirement until the enhanced 2.3 GHz WCS performance requirements become effective. WCS licenses therefore will not automatically terminate under section 1.946(c) of the Commission’s rules for not meeting the superseded substantial service performance requirement. Accordingly, the Bureau will not accept for filing any further substantial service showings for the 2.3 GHz WCS Band, and licensees must review and implement the enhanced performance requirements instead. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, and Cary Mitchell.

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This newsletter is not intended to provide legal advice. Those interested in more information should contact the firm.

Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or

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iPhone Overstates Signal Strength, says Apple

By Maisie Ramsay
Friday, July 2, 2010

Apple says it has been using a "totally wrong" formula to calculate the bars of signal strength on the iPhone since 2007, when it first launched the device.

The device exaggerates the signal strength of AT&T's network by displaying two more bars than it should, Apple said. For example, the iPhone may mistakenly display four bars when it should be displaying as few as two bars.

The announcement came after Apple investigated complaints that the iPhone 4 lost all wireless connectivity when the bottom left portion of the device's external steel antenna contacted skin.

"Users observing a drop of several bars when they grip their iPhone in a certain way are most likely in an area with very weak signal strength, but they don't know it because we are erroneously displaying four or five bars," Apple said in a statement. "Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place."

Apple plans to bring the iPhone's signal strength bars in line with AT&T's other devices by adopting the carrier's recommended formula in a software update issued within a few weeks.

The update, which also make the iPhone's first three signal bars appear taller, affects the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G because Apple has been using the wrong formula since the device was first launched.

Apple said the software update would only make the bars on the phone more accurate but did not say the update would improve wireless reception on the device.

Addressing complaints about the iPhone 4, Apple said gripping almost any handset in certain ways will reduce its reception by one or more bars. It maintains that the iPhone 4's wireless performance is the "best we have ever shipped."

Source: WirelessWeek

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Performance Auto Responds to Increased Number of Smart Phone Users

The 2010 U.S. Automotive Emergine Technologies Study indicates a growing number of smartphone owners would like to see wireless connectivity technology in their vehicles.

Online PR News – 28-June-2010 – The recent J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study found that 51 percent of vehicle owners also own smartphones, adding to increasing interest levels for mobile web sites and wireless connectivity systems. Performance Auto has responded to this issue with a mobile version of, found at, making it even easier to search our inventory and stay up-to-date on current offers available at Performance Auto dealerships.

The experts at Performance Auto Group expect to see manufacturers respond to this growing trend as well, especially as more legislation is passed restricting the use of mobile phones while driving. On July 15th, a new law takes effect which bans texting while driving.

The new law states, “No person shall use a handheld wireless communication devise to read, manually type or send a written communication while operating a motor vehicle which is in motion.” The bill defines a wireless device as, “a mobile or cellular telephone, a text messaging device, a personal digital assistant, a pager, or a laptop computer.” The penalties for violation result in a $200 fine for the first offence, a $300 fine for the second offense, and a $500 fine for each subsequent offense, with 3 points deducted from your license each time. Iowa has passed similar legislation that takes effect July 1st.

“No person shall use a handheld wireless communication devise to read, manually type or send a written communication while operating a motor vehicle which is in motion.”

Amy Jacobs, manager of automotive emerging technologies research at J.D. Power and Associates said, “Vehicles owners – particularly those with smartphones – are still using their devices inside the vehicle and may be looking toward manufacturers and suppliers alike to develop technologies that can enhance, simplify or potentially eliminate the need for unsafe phone usage in the vehicle.

Some manufacturers have already begun to implement technology in newer models that will help drivers stay connected, while abiding by the new legislation

Jeep is introducing their system, called Connectivity, in the new 2011 Grand Cherokee. Connectivity combines several different wireless features into one on-board system. FLO TV™ offers live mobile television with up to 20 channels. SIRIUS Backseat TV, operated via a satellite video receiver, offers programming from the cable networks Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Uconnect Navigation includes a GPS, SIRUIS Traffic and Voice Command. Uconnect Phone is a voice-activated system allowing drivers to talk on Bluetooth-compatible phones hands-free. All these features work nicely with a premium nine-speaker audio system with surround sound and a 506-watt sub-woofer.

Ford’s easy to use connectivity system is called SYNC and is available on select Ford models, such as the Ford Fusion. SYNC allows you to operate most popular MP3 players, Bluetooth®-enabled phones and USB drives with simple voice commands. SYNC features hands-free calling, audible text messages, uninterrupted connections, advanced calling features, ringtone support, automatic phonebook download and multiple phone support.

Continue to check for more information on wireless connectivity features to help ensure safe driving throughout Nebraska.

Performance Auto Group is New and Used car dealer in Omaha, NE Lincoln, NE and Kansas City, KS. We are a franchise dealer for Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Scion, smart, Sprinter Commercial Vehicles, Toyota and Volkswagen.

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Motorola reveals names of separate companies after spinoff

Mobile devices and home business will be called Motorola Mobility; networks and enterprise mobility divisions will form Motorola Solutions

By Wailin Wong, Tribune reporter
7:50 p.m. CDT, July 1, 2010

Motorola Inc. on Thursday unveiled the names for its two companies when it splits next year: Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions Inc.

The mobile devices and home business, whose spinoff is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011, will take the Motorola Mobility name. The networks and enterprise mobility divisions will form Motorola Solutions.

Schaumburg-based Motorola outlined details of its separation in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The registration marked an important step in the process, as the company has been tight-lipped on its breakup plans.

As previously announced, co-Chief Executive Greg Brown will head Motorola Solutions, which makes network equipment and communications gear for public safety agencies as well as retail and industrial customers. Co-CEO Sanjay Jha will lead the mobile devices and home business. The home division makes set-top boxes and other equipment for cable operators.

Motorola has created a wholly owned subsidiary called Motorola SpinCo Holdings Corp. to be the holding company for Motorola Mobility. The separation will involve distributing shares of Motorola SpinCo to Motorola shareholders.

According to the SEC filing, Motorola SpinCo will be based in Libertyville. Motorola has said it's considering other cities for Jha's unit's headquarters, including San Diego, but has not yet made a decision. That company will have more than 20,000 employees.

The units that make up Motorola SpinCo posted a net loss of $1.3 billion in 2009 on revenue of $11.1 billion, the filing said. Mobile devices accounted for 65 percent of the 2009 revenue. Parsing the revenue by customer, Verizon Wireless accounted for 17 percent of revenue, followed by Sprint Nextel with 13 percent, according to the filing.

The filing also explained that Motorola Inc. will be licensing logos and trade names from Motorola SpinCo, including the company's "stylized M logo." This sharing arrangement "could result in product and market confusion," the filing warned.

Motorola said the two companies will sign agreements that set the rules for their relationship, including how they will divide such areas as employee benefits and intellectual property. The two entities also will ink commercial agreements to cooperate on certain products and services, including iDEN, a proprietary technology that is used in Sprint Nextel's push-to-talk service.

Motorola SpinCo's board of directors so far consists of Jha and William Hambrecht, the CEO of investment bank WR Hambrecht & Co. Hambrecht joined Motorola's board two years ago as part of an agreement with activist financier Carl Icahn, who has an 8.75 percent stake in Motorola and had pushed for a breakup.

Motorola executives have said the separation will be beneficial because, among other reasons, the networks and enterprise mobility businesses will be freed from their historic burden of financially propping up the long-troubled mobile phone division. The two companies are expected to have distinct bases of customers and investors, with Motorola Mobility being more consumer-centric and Motorola Solutions focusing on the business-to-business market.

Jha has said he aims to return the mobile devices business to profitability by the fourth quarter. Under his direction, the unit has narrowed its quarterly operating losses from 2009 levels and concentrated on making smart phones powered with Google's Android operating system. Motorola's latest device, unveiled last week, is the Droid X at Verizon.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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From: "Bob Popow" <>
Date: June 28, 2010 10:54:02 AM CDT
To: "Brad Dye" <>
Subject: Bob's Vacation


spacer To follow-up on our conversation, I am sorry I missed the AAPC event in Charleston earlier this month, but my wife and I had scheduled our European vacation some time ago, therefore that became a priority. My wife is from the Northern Italian Alps (known as South Tyrol) so we visited with her one brother in Germany, took the train thru Germany and Austria into Northern Italy and had a wonderful time hiking, eating and drinking and visiting with relatives and friends.

spacer So, contrary to “rumor” I am still very active with Daviscomms as “Daviscomms USA, Inc” and our Corporate Office has just joined the AAPC Organization.  We were fortunate to have Vasu [Srinivasan] from our European office attend the Charleston event, so I am sure that our presence was well covered.

spacer Keep up the good work with the newsletter and I invite your readers to check out our website(s) and contact me or Vasu if we can serve your pager, Telemetry or Contract Manufacturing needs.

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