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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 12 Sep 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 236 : "text" format

table of contents
Muting Misinformation: Resources For Identifying And Dealing With Misinformation
Telemarketing Restrictions During Emergencies
Verizon's LTE rivals 5G speeds on AT&T as well as T-Mobile, expert says
Re: What's New In 5G
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <865z8l8g8t.fsf@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: 10 Sep 2020 21:38:10 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Muting Misinformation: Resources For Identifying And Dealing With Misinformation by Mark Sableman We may be on our own in the world of internet misinformation, but we don't lack resources. An expert industry is developing about misinformation, how to spot it and how to better understand the strange world of information on the internet. Since we can't rely on lawsuits, social media companies or imminent legal reforms to combat political misinformation, individual Americans need to get on top of misinformation, to avoid polluting our own minds and the collective mind of our country. The process of doing so may actually turn out to be interesting and fulfilling. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/social-media/983220/muting-misinformation-resources-for-identifying-and-dealing-with-misinformation?email_access=on -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <86zh5x711w.fsf@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: 10 Sep 2020 21:51:39 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Telemarketing Restrictions During Emergencies by David O. Klein Over the last several months, telemarketers have confronted a new reality that forces them to understand the implications of declarations of public health and other emergencies issued by local, state, and federal governmental agencies. Various jurisdictions have telemarketing restrictions that are triggered upon such declarations, making recent months and the foreseeable future a particularly tricky time to operate a telemarketing business. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/advertising-marketing-branding/983488/telemarketing-restrictions-during-emergencies?email_access=on -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <MWHPR05MB33901510F84D0D98B95607BDE5270@MWHPR05MB3390.namprd05.prod.outlook.com> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 22:38:54 -0400 From: Bill Horne <malQassimRilaMtion@gmail.com> Subject: Verizon's LTE rivals 5G speeds on AT&T as well as T-Mobile, expert says As carriers continue expanding their 5G networks across the US, a new report shows how far they've come this year. And while Verizon has the least 5G coverage, its 5G speeds remain unmatched as even its 4G LTE network speeds "often rival the 5G speeds of other carriers," a Rootmetrics report showed Monday. https://entertainmentoverdose.co.uk/news/verizons-lte-rivals-5g-speeds-on-att-as-well-as-t-mobile-expert-says-254315.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <rje6sl$1eb9$1@grapevine.csail.mit.edu> Date: 10 Sep 2020 21:47:01 +0000 From: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@bimajority.org> Subject: Re: What's New In 5G In article <327d1461-7d5b-4e5f-9000-cc45dd463deco@googlegroups.com>, HAncock4 <redacted@telecom-digset.org.invalid> wrote: >On Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:31:51 AM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > >> The next-generation of wireless technologies-known as 5G-is here.... > >I heard the old cell phones ("3G") will no longer work effective >January 1st. > >Would anyone know how to identify if an old phone is 3G? It depends on the phone. Usually you can look up the model number and find out what sort of radio module it has in it -- anything that doesn't support "LTE" is toast. That includes all "CDMA" technologies (LTE is also Code-Division Multiple-Access but isn't "CDMA" brand CDMA) and all "classic GSM". (The carriers that supported IS-135 "TDMA" sunsetted it in favor of GSM when they rolled out "3G", so there is no longer any IS-135 service anywhere.) It's a bit sad for many time geeks like me; IS-95/IS-2000 CDMA has a nice feature that it transmits a GPS-synchronized timecode (accurate to within a few microseconds), which could be used to derive a network timing standard without needing a rooftop antenna (or a subscription); when CDMA sunsets, those of us who have CDMA timecode receivers will lose our precision timing source. (I have a work-owned GPS receiver at home, but because of ISP delays it can't provide nearly as good a timebase as the CDMA receiver at the office.) -GAWollman -- Garrett A. Wollman | "Act to avoid constraining the future; if you can, wollman@bimajority.org| act to remove constraint from the future. This is Opinions not shared by| a thing you can do, are able to do, to do together." my employers. | - Graydon Saunders, _A Succession of Bad Days_ (2015) ***** Moderator's Note ***** I used to work in the VZ engineering group that handled SS7 and Timing. The Engineer who worked on timing had a favorite joke: whenever anyone asked him what time it was, he'd say "Nobody knows!" Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 12 Sep 2020
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