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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 28 Apr 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 118 : "text" format

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Cape Breton call centre gets $2.4-million payroll rebate from provinceBill Horne
History Northern Electric ESS 1970HAncock4
Re: What are "Short Code concatenated messages"? [Telecom] Doug McIntyre
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190204204938.GA4367@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 15:49:38 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Cape Breton call centre gets $2.4-million payroll rebate from province HALIFAX - A Cape Breton call centre recently resurrected by an Iowa-based businessman is in line for a $2.4-million payroll rebate from the province if it creates a total of 750 jobs over the next three years. Under an agreement with Nova Scotia's arms length business agency, NSBI, Sydney Call Centre Inc. would be eligible for a smaller rebate if it creates fewer than 750 overall jobs. https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/regional/cape-breton-call-centre-gets-24-million-payroll-rebate-to-hire-270-workers-281467/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ***** Moderator's Note ***** I just found this in a directory used to store spam. Sorry for the delay: I hope it's still relevent. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <4956e67b-c382-4ade-8987-ca51a798caa2@googlegroups.com> Date: 5 Feb 2019 13:55:26 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History Northern Electric ESS 1970 bitsavers posted a detailed technical manual for this. "The SP-I Electronic Switching System is a common control system which relies on a stored program control to give it the flexibility required to meet current telephone requirements and to readily adapt to the sophisticated services of the future. The common control utilizes the high speed of electronic devices to perform the basic switching functions of logic, memory, and input-output control Control is accomplished by sub-dividing the work required to process a call into small segments, and then time sharing the segments of several calls. High operating speeds enable a very small number of control circuits to service a very large number of lines and trunks. " "Perhaps the most advanced design feature to be introduced into the SP-l ESS is the use of integrated circuits. Components, occupying an area slightly larger than a pin head, are ecapsulated in metal units. Aside from the obvious advantage of minimal space requirements, integrated circuits are favoured in cost comparisons and reliability tests over discrete electronic components. Solid-state components are used wherever speed, reliability and size are important factors. They are incorporated in most control circuits and functional elements associated with the setting-up and supervision of calls. Set-up times for establishing network talking paths are in the order of a few hundred milliseconds. " http://www.bitsavers.org/communications/nothernElectric/Nothern_Electric_SP-1_Electronic_Switching_System_Feb1970.pdf ***** Moderator's Note ***** I just found this in a directory used to store spam. Sorry for the delay: I hope it's still relevent. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <26GdnYEakrm1_l_BnZ2dnUU7-cXNnZ2d@giganews.com> Date: 25 Apr 2019 20:47:20 -0500 From: "Doug McIntyre" <merlyn@dork.geeks.org> Subject: Re: What are "Short Code concatenated messages"? [Telecom] "bernieS" <bernies@QRMpanix.com> writes: >>Subject: USA SMS - Short Code Potential delays to AT&T and Verizon >> >>We are investigating reports of outbound SMS delays to AT&T and >>Verizon affecting Short Code concatenated messages. There are no >>delays with normal length, and MMS messages. >> >https://www.nexmostatus.com/incidents/0w0twgspyvkp >I searched Google for a definition of the term, "Short Code >concatenated messages" but could only find references to the service >issue mentioned in the Sun, 21 Apr 2019 Telecom Digest. Short Code SMS messages are premium numbers, shorter than the normal 10 digit phone numbers, that you can SMS a text message to; like "text 12345 to give $5 now to blah blah blah." The Wikipedia article on SMS has a section devoted to them (under Premium-rated short messages). The 'Concatenated SMS' part is as you suspect. I'm sure its only an outage notice out because companies pay for this service above what the unwashed masses do. -- Doug McIntyre doug@themcintyres.us ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 28 Apr 2019

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