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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 26 Mar 2022
Volume 41 : Issue 49 : "text" format

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Re: Verizon is retiring a #5ESS switch in New Jersey
RE: Verizon is retiring a #5ESS switch in New Jersey
AT&T brags about FirstNet's FIve Year Anniversary

Message-ID: <t1i59c$4sf$3@dont-email.me> Date: 24 Mar 2022 12:12:33 -0400 From: "Michael Trew" <michael.trew@att.net> Subject: Re: Verizon is retiring a #5ESS switch in New Jersey On 3/24/2022 8:26, Bill Horne wrote: > Verizon plans to retire and remove the Essex NJ 5ESS switch after it > migrates all traffic served by the switch to the New Brunswick NJ C20 > switch. > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > At one time, the #5ESS was "the" Central Office - the latest, the > greatest, the most versatile. Now, it's being replaced, in this case, > by a "C20" switch, and I don't even know what a "C20" switch is. "Soft switch"... I.E. "VoIP"
Message-ID: <SN6PR08MB5104A221D2157276ED8891A386199@SN6PR08MB5104.namprd08.prod.outloo= k.com> Date: 24 Mar 2022 13:48:49 +0000 From: "Lewandowski, John (Nokia - US)" <john.lewandowski@nokia.com> Subject: RE: Verizon is retiring a #5ESS switch in New Jersey > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > At one time, the #5ESS was "the" Central Office - the latest, the > greatest, the most versatile. Now, it's being replaced, in this > case, by a "C20" switch, and I don't even know what a "C20" switch > is. Most likely a Nortel (now Ribbon) CS-2000 as the core with a Gx or MGx media gateways. Not as good but with significant power +consumption savings. I still work with the 5ESS daily but it is indeed becoming a relic of days gone by. Most of my smaller deployments have been replaced by either Cisco or Ribbon solutions and the larger ones are being migrated to N4E (the updated 4ESS) when acting as a tandem or for end offices services are now with the Metaswitch or Sonus solutions. As much as I love the DMS it is like a black and white television in a color 5ESS world. Someday I will be running a VCDX with DNUS in my basement.
Message-ID: <20220326003926.667C276F@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2022 00:39:26 +0000 (UTC) From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com> Subject: AT&T brags about FirstNet's FIve Year Anniversary What's the news? As public safety's partner with FirstNet®, AT&T is launching new public safety-centric innovations to modernize first responders interoperabl communications during both emergencies and normal operations: In-Building Situational Awareness Public safety organizations and businesses can now enhance their in-building wireless communications with the Cell Booster Pro - an enterprise-grade mini cell tower that provides reliable connectivity for public safety on FirstNet, as well as employees and visitors on the AT&T commercial network. We've enhanced Z-Axis for FirstNet to give public safety an altimeter view or vertical visualization that shows the relative positions of first responders and incidents, as well as the ability to mark important areas within the building. Public safety FirstNet fleet now has 150 dedicated deployable assets including 50+ Compact Rapid Deployables (CRDs) available to support first responders in all 56 U.S. states and territories. The new FirstNet Emergency Response Kit equips public safety agencies with a cache of 20+ FirstNet Ready® devices in a protective case to simultaneously recharge and immediately disperse to responders in the field following a major incident. Next Generation 9-1-1 Services AT&T ESInet is now integrated with the commercial AT&T wireless network to provide faster and more accurate location of wireless 9-1-1 callers through device-based hybrid precise location technology. ADT is the first home security provider to integrate with FirstNet and now, PSAPs using AT&T ESInet can receive verified text alerts when an alarm is triggered. It's just 1 more way we're supporting public safety from the initial call until their mission is complete. Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk With the launch of FirstNet Rapid Response, public safety now has 2 choices for their mission-critical push-to-talk (PTT) solution, as well as enhanced land mobile radio (LMR) interoperability capabilities to help modernize their communications. FirstNet Push-to-Talk now supports mission-critical video streaming and PTT calling over Wi-Fi. https://firstnet.gov/newsroom/press-releases/firstnet-built-att-celebrates-5-years-new-mission-ready-solutions-launch -- (Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ***** Moderator's Note ***** I have a lot of questions about this page, but I'll just mention a few. 1. Why is this breathless braggadocio being published on a .gov website? I think it's safe to assume that my taxes pay for the internet connection, power, maintenance, and server being used to tell me how great AT&T thinks FirstNet is, and I don't like my taxes being used to tell me how little I'm getting for my money. 2. What, exactly, is "FirstNet®?" I knew that AT&T had managed to keep its snoot in the public money trough for most of the last five years, but where did "push-to-talk" and "enhanced land mobile radio" come into the picture? 3. Since when is ADT entitled to benefit from a public-works project? Are they going to claim that their cellular-based alarm systems are now immune to being disabled by a simple cellular-band jamming transmitter? 4. Since FirstNet appears to be a new implementation of cellular, will AT&T be required to install backup power that can withstand more than a one or two-day outage? Bill Horne Moderator

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