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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 06 Oct 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 279 : "text" format

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Additional Huawei Affiliates Added to Entity ListBill Horne
Does Use Of Soundboard Technology Violate The TCPA?Bill Horne
History Teletype "torn tape" message switchingHAncock4
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20191003190458.GA3483@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:04:58 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Additional Huawei Affiliates Added to Entity List by W. Barron A. Avery, Barbara D. Linney, Lana Muranovic, Kerry T. Scarlott, Kevin J. Miller and Casey E. Weaver Over the past few weeks, the U.S. government has taken additional actions targeting Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and its affiliates. The May 16, 2019 addition of Huawei and many of its non-U.S. affiliates to the Entity List and related actions was discussed in our May 24, 2019 alert. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=849098&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20191003192420.GA3704@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:24:20 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Does Use Of Soundboard Technology Violate The TCPA? On September 13, 2019, Florida-based company Yodel Technologies LLC ("Yodel") petitioned the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") for a declaratory ruling concerning the use of soundboard technology. Specifically, the petition addresses the question of whether sound- board technology should be considered a pre-recorded voice message, or "robocall," within the meaning of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). This petition comes on the heels of a similar petition submitted in February 2019, by NorthStar Alarm Services, LLC in which they sought a declaratory ruling regarding whether soundboard tech- nology violates the TCPA. As of this date, that petition still remains pending. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=849476&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ***** Moderator's Note ***** I spent a few years as a broadcast engineer when I was in my 20's, and I can generally spot Soundboard ads as soon as I hear them. I always ask the recording to help me settle an argument, and tell me the sum of two plus negative two: the whole process usually grinds to a halt at that point. Of course, like spam, it's an arms race: the last time I did this, I got a pre-recorded announcement that the system was being used to help a speaking-impaired individual. I started laughing, and the caller hanged up. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <0a80e47d-fe82-4218-bebb-01f2f7576ab6@googlegroups.com> Date: 5 Oct 2019 11:31:22 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History Teletype "torn tape" message switching At one time Western Electric's subsidiary Teletype used to advertise for its machines. Before the days of electronic computer memory, paper tape served as a store and forward mechanism. The following ad describes the "torn tape" method of message switching. https://books.google.com/books?id=j3hCAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA2-PA88#v=onepage&q&f=false The following article describes the Pullman Teletype network. https://books.google.com/books?id=G_Y6AAAAMAAJ&dq=teletype%20reperforator&pg=RA4-PA36#v=onepage&q&f=false Teletype advertised a message identifier to avoid confusion. https://books.google.com/books?id=mGBCAQAAIAAJ&dq=teletype%20subsidiary%20%22western%20electric%22&pg=RA8-PA5#v=onepage&q&f=false General ad describing dependable printed communications https://books.google.com/books?id=Wl5CAQAAIAAJ&dq=teletype%20subsidiary%20%22western%20electric%22&pg=RA3-PA4#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 06 Oct 2019
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