Good afternoon from Washington, DC and happy November! Below you will find this week’s Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more! Of note this week, the FCC revoked China Telecom (Americas) Corporation’s domestic and international Section 214 authority. Here’s your wrap-up:
- Late last Tuesday, the FCC released an Order on Revocation and Termination revoking China Telecom (Americas) Corporation’s (“CTA”) domestic Section 214 authority and revoking and terminating its international Section 214 authority. The FCC found CTA’s retention of its Section 214 authority was a national security risk and that CTA lacked candor before the FCC. For more information and to view a copy of the Order, see our post here.
- On Friday, November 5, 2021, the Wireline Competition Bureau and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released an Order granting a two week extension of the comment and reply comment deadlines for the FCC’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on extending STIR/SHAKEN to gateway providers. For more information and to view a copy of the Order, see our post here.
- Also on Friday, Wireline Competition Bureau released an Order pausing, until December 1, 2022, the scheduled phase-out in Lifeline support for voice-only services and the scheduled increase in the mobile broadband data capacity minimum service standards for the Lifeline program. For more information and to view a copy of the Order, see our post here.
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