Bell South Cellular, Bell South Corp, AT discussed on Telecom Reseller

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Shake and there's a need for a very careful know your customer processes, KYC, we refer to it as. And also for monitoring and rigorous enforcement to have true deterrents. Well, then let's dive into the idea that you were the ideas that you're trying to convey to the audience that voice is worthy of protection and that there's a process there's a way forward for us. Absolutely. Let's start off with a little bit of history and I'm going to date myself here a little bit. But I think it's important to have some context to talk about how voice has evolved. So I'm going to go all the way back to 1995 long time ago. So again, dating myself, but I remember we were converting from one G switches to two G switches with bell south cellular now known as AT&T and I was traveling all over the southeastern states with the switch conversions. And right around that time, when we were converting these switches, they were going from amps, switches to digital and switches, and once that conversion took place, all of a sudden we had text mes capability, SMS, but it was only one way if you had a computer you could send a message to a mobile phone, but you couldn't do it the other way around. You couldn't do mobile to mobile texting, at least not with that particular technology. You could with GSM, which had native two way day one starting at around 1992. But you couldn't with those initial digital conversions that we did with the south. And I must admit at the time, I didn't see how big S and S would be. I thought that there was minimal value in text messaging at that point. But right around the same time, though, bell south cellular or rather bell south corp sold their paging interest and I believe it was in 1995 that they sold it to a company called mobile media corp..

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