The World According to Fletch™

The World According to Fletch™

As technology for the Enterprise and Public Safety services evolve into the next generation of 911, this podcast will dissect the technology involved, as well as the operational challenges that will ultimately emerge for commercial and Public Safety use. As NG911 technology permeates the networks, not only will we see multi-modal and multi-media communications, like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and other emerging technologies.

Episodes

June 20, 2022 7 min

Too Little - Too Late??

The House subcommittee has proposed desperately needed Next Generation 911 funding of up to $10 billion from the upcoming spectrum auction proceeds. But the FCC still lacks the authority to hold that auction. . . 

Urgent Communications Donny Jackson provides his view on the subject

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DISH is currently building its own network to replace Sprint, which is being purchased by T-Mobile. And taking a unique approach by using new Open Radio Access Network gear, which promises to be much less expensive to operate while being much more flexible - and more importantly, avoiding any “vendor lock-in” of the past. Also promises of Web 3.0 and a new mobile experience are in the air.

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Story #2 by this week's highlighted author, Ryan Daws @Gadget_RY, tells us about Southwest Airlines and their recent announcement about their plans to provide connectivity from satellite firm Viasat for their in-flight WiFi services for passengers later this year, promising t20Mbs broadband plans being delivered starting this fall. In addition to internet service they expect real-time TV, Video, and social media.

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This week we are featuring a story by @Gadget_Ry reporting on mobile network performance specialist RootMetrics that is claiming the UK will be all set to say farewell to their copper landlines and upgrade to a fully IP-based network by 2025.

ALSO, we have the answer to a telecom trivia question about UK's emergency number 999, guaranteed to win a bar bet. All of that is right here on this episode of Telecom NewsBytes and s...

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While some might feel a bit of anguish and angst about trusting critical life safety services to the cloud, it is likely that the diversity that can be built into a cloud architecture, as well as the resiliency and reliability, is more stable and secure there than anywhere else. With primary, secondary, and tertiary connections, critical data can exist in multiplicity at various spots within the Netwerk that for the most part guara...

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Ransomware incidents are on the rise and businesses are worried, with the discovery of a Linux-based ransomware family called Cheerscrypt targeting VMware servers. Verizon report says email phishing and desktop-sharing software were the most common ransomware attack points.

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Diana Goovarets at Fierce Telecom tells us that the need for speed continues as Altice zooms past Verizon in New York, launching their new symmetrical 2-gig service, matching VZ’s current top tier.

Then - adding insult to injury - they'll soon launch a new 5-gig option to gain the upper hand. At least for now. Hey @Altice! I have dark Optimum fiber hanging in front of my house! Send the trucks to Ringwood, NJ!! ;-)

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Telecom NewsBytes is back after some Spring cleaning and fresh clothes. Today, we deliver to you a continuation of a story we published just before our hiatus. Today, David Moscrop, a writer and political commentator for Jacobs covers what he calls: The Canadian Telecom Oligopoly: Can it survive?   

 

Well, we  got out the dictionary, found out just what the heck that means, and now bring you David's rundown coming up next on t...

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According to Bloomberg - Rogers Communications is claiming that Canada’s antitrust agency is opposing its $16 billion takeover of rival Shaw Communications, which is casting significant doubt on whether the companies will be able to close one of the country’s biggest-ever deals. 

The companies have extended the deadline for the merger to July 31, from June 13, and said they remain committed to it.

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The Pew Research Center issued their survey results that will likely cheer all of the video hardware and software players in the enterprise communications market: Video fatigue may not be as common as you think. No Jitter's Eric Krapf shares his insights.

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The size and scale of this project by Rocketman Musk flusters some astronomers. They fear that the bright, orbiting objects may interfere with their currently unobstructed observations of deep space. Others claim concerns from spaceflight safety experts, who see Starlink as the number one source of potential collision hazards while in orbit. Yet, others claim that is as ironic as saying, "most automobile deaths involve cars"...

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According to an article by Fierce Telecom's Diana Goovarets, while LUMEN CEO Jeff Storey and other executives have talked up Lumen’s expansive transformation strategy, the details of what exactly it’s been doing have been unclear at best. But, Lumen VP of Core Network Solutions Miriana Martinova, spills the beans, and says the answer to that question is, simply, A LOT!! Find out what's new and how fast HERE.

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Large telecom companies want the CRTC (Canada's equivalent to the FCC) to find another way to pay for Next-Generation 9-1-1 in Canada, as the CRTC is looking to dip into the National Contribution Fund to help companies partially pay for the service.

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Most Governments were hacked in the past year, and reports reveal ransomware continues to disrupt — BUT even paying up doesn’t spare victims from data loss. While one report predicts turning the corner on ransomware soon, another report says that experts aren’t seeing strong evidence of that turn just yet. 

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Graham Hope recently wrote in an article in IoT World, that Tesla has increasingly been put under the microscope over the effectiveness of its self-driving technology, and some recent accidents. Additionally, an American billionaire is running for a Senate position, with seemingly the sole intention of getting the automaker’s Full Self Driving beta software permanently banned.

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COMCAST is reporting 10Gbps and 400Gbps speeds over a new fiber technology that allows the light to travel over a conduit of air instead of glass. This allows a 50% speed increase while lowering the latency allowing these super-fast speeds. Although not the first to attempt this in the world (Bt started playing last summer) they are the first in the United States and have accomplished testing a 40km (25-mile) test run; the longest ...

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations in Hawaii quietly let on that they had successfully thwarted a targeted attack against the network of a company that is responsible for managing the undersea cable connecting Hawaii with the Pacific region. The telecommunication cable hosts internet, cable, and mobile phone services.

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The great Gold Rush was started when gold was found in California. With NG911 services now deployed across The Golden State, will the next Gold Rush spring forward from there as well? Each year the Illinois Institute of Technology holds its Real-Time Communications conference in the fall, and for nearly the past decade I have had the privilege to be the Track Chair for the Next Generation Emergency Services Track. Watch http://rtc-...

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When you look at almost any article on the pandemic and working from home, most of the information is anecdotal at best. According to Bryan Robinson, Ph.D., the debate over remote and hybrid work continues to grow, and everyone has a seemingly expert opinion But - What does the scientific data show? We'll tell you that right here. 

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Bill Gates and Elon Musk have been believers in the promise of low-earth orbit satellite internet as a key to global connectivity. With the private space industry now booming – the battle is on to lead the new space race.

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