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Intrado Corporation, a global supplier of technology-enabled services, has launched Intrado Power Access, a cloud-based solution designed to make operations at Public Safety Answering Points (“PSAPs”) more accessible, dynamic and cost-effective.   As Next Generation 911 (NG911) becomes a reality, PSAPs are increasing their capabilities and preparing for an increase in delivered services and requests for assistance from a vast, ever-growing number of sources enabled by 5G communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). To tackle these difficulties, Intrado has enhanced its established emergency communications systems with additional features that are included in the Intrado Life & Safety cloud environment.   Power Access, which is based on Intrado’s trusted emergency response software solutions that have served public safety for over 40 years, enables Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to initiate the transaction at any starting point and proceed at a pace they can support.   Power Access includes a browser-based…

RingPlan making phone automation possible With the addition of business automation to its range of services, RingPlan, a Southern California VoIP provider, is transforming the way people use their phones. VoIP phone services, video conferencing, business text messaging, and digital fax services are all part of the RingPlan platform. The newly-introduced RingPlan Sidecar is a user-configurable library of functions that may be used to construct unique automation sequences. Users may create up to 48 unique sequences that they can call up at any moment to execute a range of time-saving activities. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/2ztxhz9d DT partners SKT to bring metaverse to Germany SK Telecom (SKT) and Deutsche Telekom (DT) have formed a collaboration to provide Ifland, South Korea’s metaverse platform, to German users. The partnership will see the two conduct a live platform trial by the end of the year. According to reports, the test will feature the building…

The Federal Communications Commission got a settlement from four firms in relation to emergency calling standards that were not delivered in 2020. The federal prosecution focused on the four corporations involved in the 911 calls, namely Verizon, AT&T, Intrado, and Lumen Technologies, and their inability to fulfill 911 call delivery commitments.   Verizon has agreed to pay $274,000 to settle an inquiry into an outage that occurred on May 7, 2020. The other inquiries were all centered around outages on September 28, 2020. With its $460,000 payment, AT&T will resolve two investigations, while Lumen and Intrado will pay $3.8 million and $1.75 million, respectively. The massive payout demonstrates the corporations’ willingness to accept responsibility for their failure to effectively accommodate emergency calls.   Each firm has also promised to put in place a compliance strategy. Within 90 days of the consent decree’s effective date, each carrier must examine and adjust…

Deutsche Telekom reaches a wholesale deal with Telefónica Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica have reached a wholesale FTTH deal. These telecom rivals  extended their partnership that was launched in 2013, which allowed Telefónica to purchase VDSL lines from Deutsche Telekom. The renewed agreement has been extended for 10 more years, and now covers FTTH lines as well. This is a big opportunity for Telefónica Germany, as it is one of the smaller players in the fixed broadband market in the country. By using Deutsche Telekom’s fiber network, Telefónica has set up a clear path for itself to be an important participant in the growing ultra-fast broadband market. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/y6985zh9 Telia sells Telia Carrier On Tuesday, the Swedish company Telia announced that it was selling its international carrier business to Swedish pension funds for $1.1 billion. Polhem Infra’s acquisition of Telia Carrier is expected to be completed in 2021, when…