0
Wireless

German regulator issues ordinance against ping calls

Monday 4 December 2017 | 15:09 CET | News
The ordinance is intended to protect consumers from making expensive return calls provoked by so-called "ping calls", said the agency. Ping calls bait consumers into making international phone calls when their mobile device rings briefly with a number whose international dialing code can be confused with a local German code. For example, Madagascar's dialing code of 00261 can be easily confused with Koblenz's area code of 0261, said the agency. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Germany
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

German regulator bans ping calls from Moldova, deactivates 220 mobile numbers

Published 28 May 2018 16:02 CET | Germany
Germany's national telecoms regulator, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), has cracked down on illegal ping calls and issued a ...

Germany sees record mobile and fixed-line data traffic, increase in broadband access in 2017 - BNetz

Published 09 May 2018 16:59 CET | Germany
Germany had a total of 33.2 million broadband connections at the end of 2017, an increase of 4 percent from the previous year's ...

German regulator pulls GPS devices with microphones from shelves

Published 05 Apr 2018 15:57 CET | Germany
Germany's Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) announced it is cracking down on the sale of location-tracing devices containing GPS or ...

German telecoms regulator sees increase in consumer arbitration requests in 2017

Published 02 Feb 2018 12:25 CET | Germany
The Federal Network Agency, Germany's national telecoms regulator, said it received over 2,500 complaints from consumers against ...

German regulator repaired over 5,200 radio disturbances in 2017

Published 12 Jan 2018 14:41 CET | Germany
Germany's national telecoms regulator, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), said its measuring and auditing services identified ...

German transparency regulation for telecom providers goes into effect

Published 01 Dec 2017 13:40 CET | Germany
Telecommunications and internet providers in Germany are now required to provide more detailed information to customers about ...

German regulator proposes unchanged bitstream prices

Published 01 Dec 2017 11:49 CET | Germany
Germany's Federal Network Agency has proposed leaving the fees for Layer 2 bitstream access on Telekom Deutschland's network ...

Germany needs constitutional changes to address cyber attacks - ministry official

Published 28 Nov 2017 15:17 CET | Germany
Germany may need to amend its constitution to enable the country to strike back at hackers targeting private computer networks, ...

Tele Columbus confirms hacker attack on customers

Published 06 Nov 2017 11:16 CET | Germany
Germany's Tele Columbus confirmed that 74 customers in its Tele Columbus and Primacom systems were affected by a hacker attack on ...

German regulator coordinates industry approach to 5G standardisation

Published 24 Oct 2017 12:26 CET | Germany
Germany's Federal Network Agency has started a platform to help German companies prepare for 5G standardisation. The regulator ...

German industry wants to set up their own 5G networks

Published 12 Oct 2017 14:33 CET | Germany
German electrical and electronics industry group ZVEI is calling on the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) to allow its members to ...

German regulator to look at Vodafone Passes compliance with net neutrality

Published 28 Sep 2017 13:24 CET | Germany
Germany's Federal Network Agency will look at Vodafone's new zero-rated data offer for social media apps to make sure it complies ...





<5,500,000
Number of VoIP telephony lines drops
Netherlands  |  2018 Q2

Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2018
22 Oct SCTE ISBE Cable Tec Expo
22 Oct International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
23 Oct Modern Times Group (MTG) Q3 2018
23 Oct Logitech fiscal Q2
23 Oct Juniper Networks Q3 2018
23 Oct Corning Q3 2018
23 Oct Millicom Q3 2018
23 Oct Verizon Q3 2018
23 Oct AudioCodes Q3 2018
23 Oct FCC Open meeting
24 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2018
24 Oct KPN Q3 2018
24 Oct STMicroelectronics Q3 2018
24 Oct Smith Micro Q3 2018
24 Oct Atos Q3 2018
24 Oct AT&T Q3 2018
24 Oct Technicolor Q3 2018
24 Oct F5 Networks fiscal Q4
24 Oct Telenor Q3 2018
24 Oct M1 Q3 2018
24 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
24 Oct Line Q3 2018
24 Oct HPE Securities Analyst Meeting
24 Oct ENISA – Europol Conference on the Internet of Things
24 Oct Women in TMT M&A
24 Oct Broadband World Forum
25 Oct Iridium Q3 2018
25 Oct Snap Q3 2018
25 Oct Netgear Q3 2018
::: More Calendar Items