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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 11 Dec 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 321 : "text" format

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Re: I don't believe in coincidences
AT&T falls behind Verizon in mmWave race
Challenges Ahead In Implementing STIR/SHAKEN
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201210102519@telecom-digest.org> Date: 10 Dec 2020 10:25:19 -0600 From: Anonymous <anonymous@withheld.nowhere.invalid> Subject: Re: I don't believe in coincidences This is anecdotal, but I make frequent calls via Verizon Wireless from my (215) number to a (570) number. Lately I've been getting spam calls from forged Caller ID's with a (570) area code in the same exchange as the number I frequently call, which is run by a small independent LEC. If phone spammers are getting access to smart phone users' call logs, I'd guess the smartphone has an app that harvests and sells that info. But my phone for the past 6 six years is a BlackBerry Z30 with very few user-installed apps, none of which access my call logs. As far as I know, only the native BB10 OS native dialer app accesses my call logs. My guess is VZW may be selling my call logs. Either as a corporate business model or by VZW insiders who illicitly access and sell customers' call data for their own private gain. VZW has a long history of sleazy business models(1) that exploit customers' privacy, and a long history of sleazy employees who've illicitly accessed sold sensitive customer information. I'm curious about what stories other people have along these lines. Maybe we can collectively put a picture together and figure out how this is happening.. (Anonymous) 1. Here's an example of a sleazy VZW business model I personally experienced: VZW got caught modifying its users' web traffic and injecting a HTTP header called X-UIDH which was passed on to every unencrypted website a VZW customer visited from a mobile device on their network. Maybe you remember that? After some stern letters from U.S. Senators and many customer complaints to VZW and to the FCC, VZW stopped doing it and paid a $1,350.000 fine (chump change for VZW) for violating privacy laws. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/verizon-x-uidh https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=49286701-4bfe-4117-ba00-a7fa369c6688 ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201210174203.6C3698A8@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 17:42:03 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: AT&T falls behind Verizon in mmWave race By Mike Dano Almost exactly two years ago, AT&T loudly trumpeted that it was the "first and only company in the US" to launch mobile 5G services in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Now, however, the company has little to show for its efforts. It does not offer a coverage map of its mmWave network, it hasn't disclosed any statistics on the number of mmWave sites it operates, and it now offers mmWave services in about half the number of cities that Verizon does. https://www.lightreading.com/opticalip/atandt-falls-behind-verizon-in-mmwave-race/a/d-id/766020 ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201210051248.9BBCB73B@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 05:12:48 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Challenges Ahead In Implementing STIR/SHAKEN by Steve A. Augustino and Chris Laughlin In the latest episode of Full Spectrum's Inside the TCPA series, Partner Steve Augustino and Associate Chris Laughlin discuss a series of FCC orders that require implementation of a call authentication framework called STIR/SHAKEN. They cover the FCC's anti-robocall program, the specifics of STIR/SHAKEN, its implementation requirements and deadlines, and other implications for service providers, including what might be ahead in 2021. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/dodd-frank-consumer-protection-act/1012296/podcast-challenges-ahead-in-implementing-stirshaken?email_access=on ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 11 Dec 2020
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