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The Telecom Digest for Sep 29, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 180 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Revenue Expectations for 600 MHz Auction Take Hit as Sprint Bows Out (Neal McLain)
Re: Any details about the Verizon outage in Raleigh, NC yesterday? (Curt Bramblett)
Re: Any details about the Verizon outage in Raleigh (David Clayton)

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Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:02:05 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Revenue Expectations for 600 MHz Auction Take Hit as Sprint Bows Out Message-ID: <ee6ce2b5-ec4f-4733-ac4c-ebeb1b2746bd@googlegroups.com> By Ben Munson, CED, 09/28/2015 Revenue expectations for 2016's 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions may have taken a hit over the weekend as Sprint opted out. Sprint announced in a statement that it would not participate in the auction because its current spectrum holdings, largely concentrated in the 2.5 GHz band, are "sufficient." "Sprint's focus and overarching imperative must be on improving its network and market position in the immediate term so we can remain a powerful force in fostering competition, consumer benefits and innovation in the wireless broadband world," Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said in a statement. "Sprint has the spectrum it needs to deploy its network architecture of the future." http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2015/09/revenue-expectations-600-mhz-auction-take-hit-sprint-bows-out?et_cid=4843421&et_rid=652835436&type=headline -or- http://tinyurl.com/SprintBowsOut Neal McLain
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:26:28 -0400 From: Curt Bramblett <CurtBramblett@remove-this.cfl.rr.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Any details about the Verizon outage in Raleigh, NC yesterday? Message-ID: <560931F4.5070302@cfl.rr.com> We called backhoes "universal underground utility locator devices" back in my day. -- Curt Bramblett 3145 S Atlantic Ave Apt 1205 Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118-6277 614 Westglen Pl Lancaster, SC 29720-1744 Phone 386-871-5187
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:10:15 +1000 From: David Clayton <dc33box-usenet2@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Any details about the Verizon outage in Raleigh Message-ID: <pan.2015.> On Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:31:34 -0700, Neal McLain wrote: ........ > On the other hand, the owner of a buried cable also must meet certain > requirements. It must be able to demonstrate that it has legal permission > to put the cable there in first place. It must have placed the cable in > accordance with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code > and by applicable state and local laws. It must have responded to every > 811 notification by accurately marking the location of the cable on the > surface of the ground (by paint, flags, or other means) and it must have > monitored the situation to remark any marks obliterated as a result of the > contractor's work. Failure to meet any these requirements can relieve the > contractor of liability. ....... Question: In these days of mega-paranoia about protecting "critical" infrastructure then surely marking out buried fibre cables essentially paints a big , fat target on them saying "Come and get me"? Much easier to cripple telecoms with a couple of stolen diggers than blow up a building. -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.

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