Telephony Press Release
|08/27/2019 - 10:55||
Carr Urges the FCC to Strengthen Efforts to Stop Robocalls
ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to encourage telecom companies to implement call blocking and call authentication solutions that would protect consumers from illegal robocalls and spoofing. Today’s comment letter to the FCC comes after Attorney General Carr and a bipartisan public-private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 phone companies unveiled the Anti-Robocall Principles to fight illegal robocalls last week.
|08/27/2019 - 09:09||
How A California Corporation Creates More Social Good Than Any Government
There is growing pressure on corporations to stop prioritizing profits and to act in “the best interest of society.” Elizabeth Warren started the ball rolling last year with the Accountable Capitalism Act. If passed, this would dramatically change corporate governance and decision making. Its requirements include that at least 40 percent of board directors be elected by employees and that corporate decisions create a “general public benefit” rather than narrowly benefiting shareholders.
|08/26/2019 - 20:27||
VIDEO RELEASE: Attorney General Moody Urges FCC to Strengthen Efforts to Stop Robocalls
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is urging the Federal Communications Commission to encourage telecom companies to implement call blocking and to require call authentication solutions that would protect consumers from illegal robocalls and spoofing. The request comes days after Attorney General Moody and a bipartisan public-private coalition of 51 attorneys general and twelve phone companies unveiled Anti-Robocall Principles to fight illegal robocalls last week. For more on the principles, click here.
|08/26/2019 - 17:13||
AG Derek Schmidt to FCC: Strengthen rules to protect consumers from robocalls
TOPEKA – (August 26, 2019) – Following last week’s announcement that 12 major telecom companies have agreed to actions aimed at reducing unwanted robocalls, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require telecom companies to implement the caller ID authentication technology outlined in the agreement if they fail to do so voluntarily by the end of 2019.
|08/26/2019 - 13:43||
AG Continues to Urge the FCC to Strengthen Efforts to Stop Robocalls
Attorney General Jim Hood today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to encourage telecom companies to implement call blocking and call authentication solutions that would protect consumers from illegal robocalls and spoofing. Today’s comment letter to the FCC comes after Attorney General Hood and a bipartisan public-private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 phone companies unveiled the Anti-Robocall Principles to fight illegal robocalls last week.
|08/26/2019 - 10:01||
Attorney General James Urges FCC To Strengthen Efforts To Stop Robocalls And Illegal Spoofing
NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James and a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General from all 50 states and the District of Columbia today, in a comment letter, urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to encourage telecom companies to implement call blocking and call authentication solutions to protect consumers from illegal robocalls and spoofing.
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|08/23/2019 - 11:39||
Most Telemarketer Fees to Access the FTCs National Do Not Call Registry to Increase in FY 2020
The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2020 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. Most of the annual fees will increase slightly from FY 2019, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice.
|08/22/2019 - 11:59||
Attorney General Ford Continues Fight Against Illegal Robocalls With 51 Attorneys General, 12 Companies
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced an agreement to combat illegal robocalls as part of a bipartisan, public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 phone companies. As part of the agreement, the phone companies have agreed to adopt eight principles that will help protect phone users from illegal robocalls and make it easier for attorneys general to investigate and prosecute bad actors.
|08/22/2019 - 08:44||
Cloud9 and IPC to Launch Next-Generation Voice Trading Solution
NEW YORK, August 22, 2019 – IPC, a leading provider of communications and networking solutions for the financial markets, and Cloud9 Technologies (“Cloud9”), a leader in cloud-based communications, are working together to offer an advanced, open voice trading and collaboration solution. The integrated cloud-based service unites Cloud9’s C9 Trader™ voice communications and analytics platform, IPC’s Unigy™ trading communications platform and the Connexus™ Cloud financial ecosystem.
|08/21/2019 - 19:37||
Rutledge Announces Anti-Robocalls Principles
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced a bipartisan, public/private coalition, with every state attorneys general and the District of Columbia and 12 phone companies, agreement to adopt eight principles to fight illegal robocalls. This agreement sets the framework of prevention and enforcement by protecting phone users from illegal robocalls and making it easier for attorneys general to investigate and prosecute bad actors.
|08/21/2019 - 12:01||
N.C. 911 Board awarded $3.9 million grant for 911 system upgrades
North Carolina has been awarded a $3.9 million federal grant to upgrade and enhance 911 systems across the state, N.C. Department of Information Technology Secretary and State CIO Eric Boyette announced today. North Carolina is one of 34 states and two tribal nations receiving grants from the $109 million 911 Grant Program.
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|08/19/2019 - 23:52||
CounterPath Advances Contact Center Channel Partner Business with Bria Softphones and Stretto Platform
CounterPath develops Call Center ready solution for the channel; Partners babelforce and CloudCall are amongst the first to deploy.
|08/19/2019 - 05:30||
Mayo Clinics cancer telerehab programboosts quality of life
A six-month telerehabilitation program yielded improvements in advance-stage cancer patients’ pain and function. The gains in these areas reduced hospital lengths of stay and the need for post-acute care, demonstrating the effectiveness of easily scalable, high-impact technology interventions.
|08/15/2019 - 12:56||
State of Iowa awarded funding to improve 911 system
DES MOINES--The State of Iowa has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to make improvements to its 911 system.
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|08/14/2019 - 07:13||
to Give Customers New Call Authentication Protections
What’s the news: Today, AT&T and T-Mobile are delivering SHAKEN/STIR caller authentication technology that works across both their networks, an important step towards industry-wide call verification.
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|08/14/2019 - 07:05||
Three takeaways from CableLabs Summer Conferences last hurrah
Ciena’s Chief Architect for the MSO Practice, Fernando Villarruel spent last week at the 19th annual – and last – CableLabs Summer Conference. He took some time to reflect on the key takeaways from the event, and what this means for cable MSOs moving forward.
|08/12/2019 - 02:37||
Welcoming tellows in Pakistan and Philippines
The online platform to find extensive information of telephe numbers, tellows, has expanded to two new countries.
|08/09/2019 - 10:52||
Departments of Commerce and Transportation Announce $109 Million in Grants to Modernize 911 Services for States and Tribal Nations
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $109 million in grants to 34 states and two tribal nations as part of the 911 Grant Program, which will help 911 call centers upgrade to Next Generation 911 capabilities.
|08/06/2019 - 11:38||
CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Use Call Spoofing Technology to Defraud Consumers
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning the public about imposter schemes in which scammers use call spoofing technology to convince consumers to pay money and/or provide their financial or personal identifying information.
|08/06/2019 - 07:58||
TNS Robocall Detection App Hits 250 Million Device Milestone
Transaction Network Services (TNS) announced today that its Enhanced Caller ID solution, powered by its industry-leading TNS Call Guardian application, has been shipped on more than 250 million devices, across more than 550 makes and models of handsets – demonstrating significant traction amongst telecom carriers seeking to protect their subscribers from unwanted and illegal robocalls.
|08/04/2019 - 15:43||
Giant Wireless Technology Selects DSP Group's New XpandR Platform for its Digital Home Multimedia Products
XpandR, a wireless multimedia SoC solution, to drive Giant's innovative multimedia terminals for the digital home.
|07/31/2019 - 19:42||
New Dialing Procedure for Customers Within 937 Area Code
COLUMBUS, OH (August 1, 2019) - The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today reminded residential and business customers served by the 937 area code to prepare for the introduction of the new 326 area code. The 326 area code will be added as an overlay to the 937 region to ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers for the area. An overlay is the addition of another area code (326) to the same geographic region served by an existing area code (937).
|07/28/2019 - 21:34||
Polycom Communicator PC Speakerphone To Support BroadSoft, CounterPath and Polycom PVX Applications With HD Voice
Polycom Communicator provides hands-free, high-fidelity voice communications in a portable, USB-powered device for Skype, BroadSoft and CounterPath IP soft phones and the Polycom PVX desktop video conferencing application.
|07/23/2019 - 11:16||
Verint Financial Compliance Wins RegTech Insight Award for Best Vendor Solution for Managing Conduct Risk
The awards recognize both new and well-established providers who are finding innovative solutions to regulatory challenges in the global financial industry.
|07/23/2019 - 01:18||
PLDT subscribers in Metro Manila will have 8-digit telephone numbers by October
MANILA, Philippines, July 24, 2019 – PLDT subscribers in Metro Manila and some nearby provinces will have eight-digit landline numbers starting October 6, 2019.