Red Herrings and Bogeymen: Setting the Record Straight on TruePosition’s Misinformation Campaign

by Joe Marx

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

TruePosition and its fully-controlled FindMe911 coalition is at it again, spreading misinformation and ill-informed criticisms of the APCO, NENA, and Wireless Industry Roadmap for Improving Location Accuracy.  Others have blogged to explain the benefits and merits of the Roadmap, and it’s our experience that the more people hear about the voluntary agreement and fully understand…

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Making ‘911’ Calls in California

by Joe Marx

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Last month, the California chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (CalNENA) sent a letter to the FCC intending to highlight an industry issue regarding ‘911’ wireless location accuracy. The letter says that a high percentage of wireless calls are being delivered to several public safety answering points (PSAPs) in California without enhanced 911 (E911) Phase II location…

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Interference Testing Sleight of Hand, Part Deux

by Joe Marx

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Yesterday, AT&T submitted a formal analysis of the V-COMM Test Report that came out in mid-July claiming minimal impact of Channel 51 and E-Block signals on Band 12 and Band 17 devices. As we previously discussed, there are real credibility issues with the testing conducted by V-COMM for the lower 700MHz A Block licensees. The…

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