Cellular - Cellemetry Backup Communicator
FCC Rule Change Requires Cellular-Based Back-Up Monitoring Transmitters to be replaced!
Effective February 18, 2008, cellular providers (USA) will no longer be required to maintain the analog channel of the cellular network (800 MHz). Since most back-up alarm services, use the analog cellular channel to transmit signals, alarm customers receiving this vital service could risk the potential elimination of back-up monitoring unless other provisions are made. This also includes Honeywell's AlarmNet C, Telular, Uplink, DSC's Sky Route, Numerex and similar cellular-based products.Bell Mobility, Telus Mobility and Rogers Wireless all operate AMPS networks in Canada, though they have since been overlaid with digital services. Rogers Wireless is currently in the process of decommissioning their AMPS network, will full shutdown expected to occur in May 2007. Both Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility have announced that they will observe the same shutdown guidelines as in the United States, and will not begin decommissioning their AMPS networks until after February 2008.
Bell Mobility,is the division of Bell Canada which sells wireless services in Canada. Bell Mobility boasts over 5.5 million subscribers as of March 2006 and the most rate plans of any provider in North America. As of July 2006, Bell Mobility has assumed responsibility for the former Aliant wireless operations in Atlantic Canada as part of a larger restructuring of both Bell and Aliant, and continues to do business there as Aliant Mobility. Bell Canada is a major Canadian telecommunications company. Through its subsidiaries including Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Northwestel, Télébec, and NorthernTel, it is the incumbent local exchange carrier for telephone services in most of Canada east of Manitoba and in the northern Territories, and a leading competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in the western provinces. Bell Canada currently services over 13 million phonelines, and functions under the umbrella brandname "Bell".
Telus Mobility the country's second-largest telecommunications carrier after Bell Canada, with 8.4 billion of annual revenue, 4.7 million network access lines, 1.05 million Internet subscribers, and 4.5 million wireless subscribers.
Rogers Wireless, formerly known as Rogers AT&T Wireless, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications. Rogers purchased Fido in November 2004, creating Canada's largest wireless carrier, which surpasses Bell Mobility in subscriber volume, and is a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network. Rogers began to integrate the two networks starting in early 2005.
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