Home-style ENUM trial to go ahead
Brisbane’s NAS Communications will trial an IP service in NSW
from January that might pre-empt ENUM plans -- an international telecommunications
initiative aimed at helping traditional telephone networks and the
IT News Australia - December 19, 2003
Tensions over Australian ENUM progress
One of the participants in a discussion group to investigate the feasibility
of mapping the telephone numbering system to the DNS has expressed
concerns the process is being 'hijacked' by the large carriers.
ZDnet Australia - December 5, 2003
As if local carriers aren't already losing enough customers to telephony
over broadband Internet, their losses to cellular operators may also
be ready to ramp up. And this time, they won't just be losing college
students and others so mobile, their friends don't know their home
phone numbers. They'll be losing mainstream subscribers: residential
customers with multiple phones throughout their homes
America's Network - Nov 22, 2004
carriers argue to do away with intermodal porting
More than a year after the Federal Communications Commission declared
that there would be intermodal porting in addition to wireless local
number portability, rural local exchange carriers are still upset.
Thursday they took their grievances to court...
RCR Wireless News - November 19, 2004
Risen Despite Number Portability
Although 36% of mobile home users "might," "will probably"
or "definitely will" switch wireless service providers in
the next year, nervous carriers might be relieved to know that churn
rates in the past year came in lower than some expected one year ago.
eMarketer - Nov 9, 2004
CenturyTel Fine Signals Initial Shot
WASHINGTON-The FCC's imposition of a $100,000 fine on wireline carrier
CenturyTel for not porting wireless phone numbers is only an initial
shot in what could be a longer siege over rural wireline carriers'
local number portability (LNP) capabilities...
Wireless Week - July 14, 2004
VOIP Service Pulverized
Controversy has broken out over the launch of what's claimed to be
the first commercial voice over IP (VOIP) service to use ENUM (electronic
number mapping), a protocol that translates phone numbers into URLs,
so that the Internet Domain Name Service (DNS) effectively becomes
a global VOIP directory.
Light Reading - June 11, 2004
What you need to know about number portability
On November 24, the FCC mandated that consumers be allowed the option
to retain their phone numbers when switching service providers. Initially,
this service was available only to users in the top 100 markets...
ZDnet - June 2, 2004
Changing wireless carriers? Keep same phone number
Consumers who would like to keep their wireless phone number when
changing their wireless service carrier may now do so. Under the Federal
Communications Commission’s (FCC) wireless “local number
portability” rule, you can switch wireless carriers within the
same geographic area and keep your existing phone number. However...
East Texas Review - January 8, 2003
Enterprises poised to benefit from carrier swapping rules
Beginning Nov. 24, U.S. wireless customers gained the option of keeping
their phone numbers when they switch from one wireless carrier to
another. The change, known as wireless local number portability (WLNP)
was forced on reluctant carriers by the Federal Communications Commission.
Search Mobile Computing - January 8, 2004
Start for Number Portability
FCC officials have stipulated that the industry seek to assure that
moving a number from one wireless carrier to another can be completed
in 2 1/2 hours or less. But many consumers have found it took several
hours longer, or even days in many cases, to complete the switch.
TechNews World - Dec 29, 2003
LG Telecom Targets 6 Million Subscribers
LG Telecom, the nation’s smallest mobile carrier, intends to
make big strides next year in the local market on the back of heavy
investment and new services.
Korea Times - Decembe 18, 2003
Know what to expect
Cellphone customers can take their existing phone number with them
when switching to a different company in their service area, under
Federal Communication Commission rules effective Nov. 24.
Times Leader - December 15, 2003
a gadget isn't the same as selling one
Unless demand emerges to turn all this tech inventory into sales,
I see big trouble ahead. Here are the stocks that look most vulnerable
when the sell-off arrives.
MSN Money - December 15, 2003
Carefully" in Telecom Stocks
That caution comes from S&P's Todd Rosenbluth, who nevertheless
sees a trio of appealing stocks among the rural wireline carriers
Business Week - December 12, 2003
Sound of Phone Cords Severing
Many consumers will likely take their wireline number to a mobile
carrier, so S&P thinks local telco investors should defect, too
Business Week - December 12, 2003
Your Cell Number May Be Hassle
"We've had glitches in the system, as expected," admitted
Sprint PCS spokesperson Dan Wilinsky. But "the process is getting
smoother every day."
Wireless News Factor - December 10, 2003