Much has been written about robocalling (“the scourge of civilization” as FCC Chairman Pai calls it), and much has been written about the STIR/SHAKEN frameworks and how they are going to solve the problem. But I’m not sure it’s that simple. What if STIR/SHAKEN solves the problem only for the big incumbent carriers, and makes… Continue Reading
When I was about 4 years old, at the peak of my artistic abilities, I was inspired by my inner Banksy to take a marker and create a large mural on the wall of my parent’s living room. I don’t recall the exact details of the picture, and like many masterworks it was destroyed by powerful… Continue Reading
How’s this for a trouble ticket? “A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger.” A friend (thank you Matt) recommended I listen to an episode of the Reply All podcast that… Continue Reading
In this article I’ll be reviewing the most recent NPA overlay announcement from the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) and more generally, I’ll be discussing what it means if an NPA overlay is announced within your state – what will happen, and what does an affected telco need to do about it? A couple… Continue Reading
Do you have a Metaswitch 2510 or 3510 system? Do you have old “pizza box” servers for your MetaView, EAS and N-series application servers? If you find yourself looking at a bunch of end-of-life notifications, then you may be wondering what to do. In this article we’ll explore your options and help you to make… Continue Reading
Have you ever considered becoming a VoIP only carrier? Imagine if you never needed to buy another media gateway, or troubleshoot bit errors on a T1, or deal with a traffic outage caused by a faulty Mux. Is this really possible? And would it actually be better?