T-Mobile USA will pay the FCC’s largest fixed-amount civil penalty as redress for Sprint wrongly claiming Lifeline payments.
Persuading the unwary to allow remote access to their computers is an old trick, but it supposedly is used to execute SIM swaps.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Sprint’s actions were “outrageous”. The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US may now be in jeopardy.
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has persuaded the bulk of US telephony providers to adopt eight principles for stopping nuisance robocalls.
The operators want to authenticate subscribers when they use online services provided by other businesses.
Safaricom, Sprint and Batelco have agreed to host telco risk and assurance conferences in Kenya, USA and Bahrain respectively.
The ‘big four’ mobile operators in the USA intend to deliver a common secure authentication service by the end of the year.
Ramon Batista admitted that his telco had cloned mobile phones and used the compromised accounts to make international calls, resulting in losses of almost USD800,000 for Sprint and Verizon.
The New York Attorney General wants damages worth three times the amount Sprint failed to collect from customers.
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