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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 07 Nov 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 291 : "text" format

table of contents
The robocall scourge
What's New In 5G – November 2020
CJEU Largely Bans National Legislation For Tracking Telecom Traffic And Location Data
Re: The First Radio Broadcast: November 1920
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201105180517.CE65D728@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2020 18:05:17 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: The robocall scourge by Pete Mazzaccaro When we all first joined the digital revolution, picking up our first smartphones 10 or 15 years ago, we all likely imagined the amazing new opportunities these devices would afford us. We all had devices in our pockets that could keep us online, sending and receiving emails, navigating with map applications, taking photos whenever and wherever we wanted. It's a technical marvel we probably don't appreciate enough. A short 20 years ago, it was the stuff of science fiction. https://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/stories/the-robocall-scourge,15514 ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201105171420.22EC8728@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2020 17:14:20 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: What's New In 5G - November 2020 by Russell H. Fox, Scott Thompson, Angela Y. Kung, Daniel P. Reing and Christen B'anca Glenn The next-generation of wireless technologies - known as 5G - is here. Not only is it expected to offer network speeds that are up to 100 times faster than 4G LTE and reduce latency to nearly zero, it will allow networks to handle 100 times the number of connected devices, revolutionizing business and consumer connectivity and enabling the "Internet of Things." Leading policymakers - federal regulators and legislators - are making it a top priority to ensure that the wireless industry has the tools it needs to maintain U.S. leadership in commercial 5G deployments. This blog provides monthly updates on FCC actions and Congressional efforts to win the race to 5G. https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=82ae109b-35af-4d59-ba2d-bd1981029436 ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201105170109.8F12D728@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2020 17:01:09 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: CJEU Largely Bans National Legislation For Tracking Telecom Traffic And Location Data by Haim Ravia , Dotan Hammer and Adi Shoval The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") struck down national legislation in EU member states that required an electronic communications services provider to carry out the general and indiscriminate transmission or retention of traffic data and location data to combat crime in general, for safeguarding national security or as a preventive measure. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1001158/cjeu-largely-bans-national-legislation-for-tracking-telecom-traffic-and-location-data?email_access=on ------------------------------ Message-ID: <b80b77dcf5b93d839cff178b0612afb83.squirrel@email.fatcow.com> Date: 2 Nov 2020 00:59:03 -0600 From: "Neal McLain" <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: Re: The First Radio Broadcast: November 1920 On November 2, 1920, in a makeshift shack in East Pittsburgh, six men sat up all night reporting the Presidential election returns on KDKA, the first licensed broadcasting station in America. And Broadcasting was born. Since then it's grown at an astonishing rate. ... Countries halfway around the globe are now no further away than your nearest radio or TV set. You've had ringside seats at Olympic games, inaugurations and coronations. You've even been to the moon. And so began a full-page advertisement by Group W in the November 1970 issue of Broadcasting magazine. The entire issue recognized the historic significance of the date: the fiftieth anniversary of the first broadcast, on November 2, 1920, on KDKA, the first licensed broadcast station in America. The article continues: But broadcasting brings you more that athletes and astronauts. We bring you the war on poverty, rats and junkies. We show you how it feels to be old and alone. Or how it feels to be a kid sharing your bed with four other kids. We show you all this because we believe it is broadcasting's responsibility to make people care; for only when they care do they act. Fifty years ago on KDKA, broadcasting started making the world a smaller place. But as broadcasters we now face a much harder job: helping it become a better place. [Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Advertisement. Broadcasting, Nov. 2, 1970: p. 3.] And so, with this post, Telecom Digest recognizes November 2020 as the 100th anniversary of the first words ever broadcast by radio, in November 1920. Neal McLain Brazoria, Texas ***** Moderator's Note ***** Neal and I have traded a few emails about this: sorry for the delay. This story first appeared in the Society of Broadcast Engineers' "Monthly ENews" for November, 2020. That publication has a copy of the original ad that Neal mentioned. It's at http://www.sbe24.org/News/MonthlyNews.html . Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 07 Nov 2020
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