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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  NANPA releases new 5XX area code, FCC activates DIRS for Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, FCC Issues Public Notice with 24/7 emergency contact information

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Topics: PSTN, NANPA, Network Outage Reporting System, Disaster Information Reporting System, Public Switched Telephone Network, FCC Activates DIRS For Hurricane Maria, NORS, 5XX area code, 5XX-NXX codes

FCC's Wheeler, "It's time to act with dispatch" on IP Transition

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s most recent blog post says “it is time to act with dispatch” on IP transition issues. According to his blog, the FCC’s Technology Transitions Policy Task Forcewill make a presentation at the FCC’s December 12, 2013, Open Meeting “with the expectation that the January meeting will include consideration of an Order for immediate action.”
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Topics: PSTN, IP Transition, fcc technology transition policy task force

The Transition of the PSTN to IP Technology

Posted by David Malfara

The PSTN has always embraced technological advancement on a systemic basis. That is, as technological advancements emerged they were deployed in the network through cooperation by all participants, for the good of the network as a whole. Signaling systems are examples of such cooperation. When outpulsing and automated switches displaced switchboard operators, when DTMF (Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency) and MF (Multi-Frequency) displaced outpulsing and more recently when SS7 displaced DTMF and MF the PSTN moved, in concert, to implement those changes for the benefit of service providers and subscribers alike.
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Topics: PSTN, IP Transition, featured post

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