Monday, February 26, 2007

Skype at FCC Against Cellco

Telecomweb reports: "Skype wants the Federal Communications Commission to apply the Carterfone decision - the landmark case that opened up the landline phone-equipment industry to competition - to wireless communications. In a petition to the FCC that's started to gain major note around the industry, Skype is seeking rules that would force cellular carriers to allow their customers to run any sort of application they wish on any device connected to carriers' wireless networks." The Carterphone decision is the FCC decree in 1968 that permitted users to connect their own telephone equipment to the phone lines, so you didn't need to buy a PBX or phone from Ma Bell. I can't wait to see how this falls out (think: iPhone and BYO carrier)

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