29 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981

Add this Digest to your personal   or  

The Telecom Digest for March 26, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 77 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Regarding that proposed ATT takeover of TM(Steven)
OR-PUC Approves CenturyLink/Qwest Merger(Mark J. Cuccia)
Will T-Mobile Customers Have To Replace Phones After Merger Completes?(John Mayson)
RSA hack - a lesson in how not to handle a PR disaster!(Monty Solomon)
The RSA Hack FAQ(Monty Solomon)
Re: What to do with a switchboard(Mike Spencer)
SLC-fed DSLAM's(David Lesher)

====== 29 years of TELECOM Digest -- Founded August 21, 1981 ======

Telecom and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Digest for the Internet. All contents here are copyrighted by Bill Horne and the individual writers/correspondents. Articles may be used in other journals or newsgroups, provided the writer's name and the Digest are included in the fair use quote. By using -any name or email address- included herein for -any- reason other than responding to an article herein, you agree to pay a hundred dollars to the recipients of the email.
Addresses herein are not to be added to any mailing list, nor to be sold or given away without explicit written consent. Chain letters, viruses, porn, spam, and miscellaneous junk are definitely unwelcome.

We must fight spam for the same reason we fight crime: not because we are naive enough to believe that we will ever stamp it out, but because we do not want the kind of world that results when no one stands against crime.  - Geoffrey Welsh

See the bottom of this issue for subscription and archive details and the name of our lawyer, and other stuff of interest.

Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:27:28 -0700 From: Steven <diespammers@killspammers.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Regarding that proposed ATT takeover of TM Message-ID: <imgd00$g75$1@dont-email.me> On 3/23/11 9:54 PM, John Levine wrote: >> We've gotten lost in the technology here. The point I was trying to >> make is that Sprint's PCS phones aren't compatible with the "CDMA" >> phones used by Verizon, i.e., that even if that both use CDMA, they >> are not inter-operable. > > Yes and no. You can't sign up for Sprint service and use a VZ > handset, but they could enable roaming between networks to fill in the > gaps. > > R's, > John > I talked to Sprint Support and was told that they have roaming agreements with several carriers, but would not be specific, but he did say that they don't have a lot of towers in the area I have been in, but Verizon does, yet my data on my Sprint Overdrive works just fine and from what I can tell my going to my Overdrive page, it is on the Sprint 3G Network and a couple of times I hit 4g, I think it was Clear. -- The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today? (c) 2011 I Kill Spammers, Inc. A Rot in Hell Co.

Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:14:40 -0700 (PDT) From: "Mark J. Cuccia" <markjcuccia@yahoo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: OR-PUC Approves CenturyLink/Qwest Merger Message-ID: <583732.31201.qm@web31107.mail.mud.yahoo.com> And now finally, today Thursday 24-March-2011, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission has also approved the pending CenturyLink purchase of Qwest (legacy US-West RBOC, what was once the three BOCs Mountain Bell, Pacific Northwest Bell, and Northwestern Bell). The OR-PUC board is a 3-member board, but the chairman's position is presently vacant. Both of the current board members voted to approve of the merger, with various conditions. The FCC announced its approval of the merger a week ago, on Friday 18-March-2011, following a process of several months of approvals from numerous state regulatory agencies, as well as approvals from other federal agencies (SEC, FTC/DOJ/IRS), and approvals from the shareholders of both CenturyLink and Qwest. Thus, this OR-PUC approval was the final approval needed for the pending CenturyLink/Qwest merger (CenturyLink takeover of Qwest). Both companies intend for the merger/takeover to be completed and effective, a week later, on Friday 01-April-2011. This merger/takeover was announced by both Qwest and CenturyLink almost a year ago, on Thursday 22-April-2010. NOW, it will be interesting to see the regulatory approval process regarding AT&T's (at&t-mobility) takeover of T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom, which was announced last Sunday 20-March-2011. Mark J. Cuccia markjcuccia at yahoo dot com Lafayette LA, formerly of New Orleans LA pre-Katrina

Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:35:03 -0500 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Will T-Mobile Customers Have To Replace Phones After Merger Completes? Message-ID: <AANLkTinY7=q6yOaqpLbHD9crac-G5g3v6mZDF9JcKh+L@mail.gmail.com>
http://www.tmonews.com/2011/03/will-t-mobile-customers-will-have-to-replace-phones-after-merger-completes/ (From the website) We touched on this in the wrap-up of this mornings AT&T Press call but apparently it's causing such a stir we're going to try and clarify a few things: With AT&T planning to use T-Mobile's existing 1700 MHz spectrum for future LTE rollouts, AT&T execs are saying that T-Mobile customers will have to replace their current 3G/4G phones once the merger is completed. This will be a mandatory upgrade unless of course you want your phone to work on edge only.
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:55:02 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: RSA hack - a lesson in how not to handle a PR disaster! Message-ID: <p06240809c9b1c1db63fb@[]> RSA hack - a lesson in how not to handle a PR disaster! By yvonneeskenzi March 21, 2011 I've been doing PR for the IT security industry for 16 years and there has never been such a major breach to an IT security vendor, as the one to hit RSA on Friday. And rarely has a PR disaster been dealt with so badly. From where I'm sitting, resellers, distributors, customers as well as bloggers, tweeters and journalists are running around speculating about what's happened and panicking about what to do - with no clear advice or guidance from RSA's internal or external experts. It's almost like they've battened down the hatches, stuck their heads under their duvets and hoped this whole nasty incident would shut-up and go away, so that they could start the week afresh as though nothing had happened. ...
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:55:02 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: The RSA Hack FAQ Message-ID: <p0624080ac9b1c1ee6873@[]> The RSA Hack FAQ RSA hack: What happened, when, what should you do about it By Tim Greene Network World March 18, 2011 In the aftermath of RSA saying that its SecurID two-factor authentication tokens may have been compromised in a data breach of the company's network, here are some key questions and answers about the situation. The answers in quotations come from a public letter signed by RSA's Executive Chairman Art Coviello. ...
Date: 25 Mar 2011 15:32:20 -0300 From: Mike Spencer <mds@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: What to do with a switchboard Message-ID: <87vcz7hwzv.fsf@nudel.nodomain.nowhere> Thanks to various posters for pointers. I've passed suggestions on to the owner of the switchboard. Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> wrote: > One challenge with selling is shipping... Yeah, and we're far from the places where potential collectors hang out. > ...as these things are very heavy and bulky (been there, done that). Well, as a blacksmith, I think of things of the same size but made entirely of cast iron as "rather heavy". This toy/project of mine:
http://home.tallships.ca/mspencer/shop/deutz-alldays.html is "very heavy". :-) But I take your point. > If you do post it for sale, could you let us know where it was > posted? Thanks. Yes, will do, unless the owner tears off in all directions and disposes of it without further consultations with me. Unlikely. And I'll have a look to see if, based on *** Moderator's *** criteria, I can determine which model it is and post results here. -- Mike Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:47:18 +0000 (UTC) From: David Lesher <wb8foz@panix.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: SLC-fed DSLAM's Message-ID: <iminvm$gbu$1@reader1.panix.com> Keywords: SLC DLC DSLAM Summary: Seeking specific examples I'm still searching for specific examples of DSLAM's in non-CO locations. Specifically, a DSLAM in/at a SLC cabinet or other digital remote. I am asking because Verizontal is insisting that such isn't possible, oh no; or at least they don't know how to do it because they've never seen one like that.... I have multiple anecdotes of such, but such is no help. I need specific examples of locations with customers known to have DSL service where they are fed from a SLC. It's far better if Verizontal territory, but it may help even if it is BellSouth or such. With such an example or 3; my friends' negotiating position with their lawyers might improve. -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
TELECOM Digest is an electronic journal devoted mostly to telecom- munications topics. It is circulated anywhere there is email, in addition to Usenet, where it appears as the moderated newsgroup 'comp.dcom.telecom'. TELECOM Digest is a not-for-profit, mostly non-commercial educational service offered to the Internet by Bill Horne. All the contents of the Digest are compilation-copyrighted. You may reprint articles in some other media on an occasional basis, but please attribute my work and that of the original author. The Telecom Digest is moderated by Bill Horne.
Contact information:Bill Horne
Telecom Digest
43 Deerfield Road
Sharon MA 02067-2301
bill at horne dot net
Subscribe:telecom-request@telecom-digest.org?body=subscribe telecom
Unsubscribe:telecom-request@telecom-digest.org?body=unsubscribe telecom
This Digest is the oldest continuing e-journal about telecomm-
unications on the Internet, having been founded in August, 1981 and
published continuously since then.  Our archives are available for
your review/research. We believe we are the oldest e-zine/mailing list
on the internet in any category!

URL information: http://telecom-digest.org

Copyright (C) 2009 TELECOM Digest. All rights reserved.
Our attorney is Bill Levant, of Blue Bell, PA.


Finally, the Digest is funded by gifts from generous readers such as
yourself who provide funding in amounts deemed appropriate. Your help
is important and appreciated. A suggested donation of fifty dollars
per year per reader is considered appropriate. See our address above.
Please make at least a single donation to cover the cost of processing
your name to the mailing list. 

All opinions expressed herein are deemed to be those of the
author. Any organizations listed are for identification purposes only
and messages should not be considered any official expression by the

End of The Telecom Digest (7 messages)

Return to Archives ** Older Issues