TIA, AT&T, Verizon explore the end of the PSTN; Pindrop says it can 'fingerprint' voice calls

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> The TIA is exploring the "end of the public switched telephone network" today at an event featuring panel discussions with representatives from the FCC, AT&T, Verizon, XO, tw telecom and others. Release

> AT&T will release its second quarter earnings results on July 23 after the market closes, followed by a 4:30 p.m. conference call. Release

> Cameron Brett of QLogic discusses how caching SAN adapters can accelerate Oracle database performance. Article

> Businesses in Hungary demanded that the government withdraw a planned Aug. 1 tax hike on phone calls and text messages. Article

Cable News

> Cable engineers will look at faster adoption of DOCSIS 3.1 at an October symposium in Atlanta held by SCTE and CableLabs. Article

Wireless News

> Dish Network has formally given up all attempts to buy Sprint Nextel, clearing the way for SoftBank to take control of the carrier. Article

> Intel has thrown its weight behind relative newcomer A4WP (Alliance for Wireless Power) as the battle for a wireless charging standard heats up. Article

And finally … Georgia- based startup Pindrop Security says it has found a way to "fingerprint" phone calls using an acoustic analysis method. Article

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