News of Note—FTC, Verizon, Huawei and more

news of note

> Consumer complaints about unwanted automated telemarketing, or robocalls, rose 32% in fiscal 2017 to 4.5 million as "Do Not Call" lists became less effective. FTC report (PDF) | The Verge article

> Verizon is participating in the development of smart cities by embedding sensors in streets that link with traffic signal cameras. The Motley Fool article

> A vulnerability in Huawei routers enabled the development of the Satori internet of things botnet, which was disrupted last month, NewSky Security researchers report. eWeek article

Blitz Week

Register for FierceTelecom Blitz Week - June 15-18

As the telecom industry moves forward in the age of new technology, FierceTelecom Blitz week addresses the questions of how platforms, providers, and more will modernize to keep up with these fast-paced changes and their current status of implementing these changes. Join us June 15-18 to dive deep into the world of telecom transformation.

> TDS and US Cellular are presenting at the Citi 2018 Global TMT West Conference on Jan. 9, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. PT. U.S. Release

> As one of the few areas with bipartisan support, rural broadband expansion could see support from Congress in 2018. Washington Examiner article

Suggested Articles

With the hurricane season looming large starting next month, Verizon is taking extra steps to keep its business and residential customers connected.

Telefónica's cybersecurity company, ElevenPaths, announced on Tuesday that it has achieved Amazon Web Services Security Competency status.

In the most recent earnings calls, some telecommunications executives expressed their concern over how the COVID-19 crisis was impacting SMBs.