Telecommunications equipment (21 - 30 of 75 items)
Telecommunications Management: More Effort Needed by Interior and the Forest Service to Achieve Savings
AIMD-97-67: Published: May 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service to reduce costs by consolidating their telecommunications services, focusing on whether Interior: (1) has consolidated and optimized telecommunications services to eliminate unnecessary services and maximize savings; and (2) and the Forest Service are sharing telecommunications servic...
FCC: Unlicensed NII Devices in the 5 GHz Frequency Range
OGC-97-19: Published: Feb 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on unlicensed NII devices in the 5 GHz frequency range. GAO found that: (1) the rule would make available 300 megahertz of spectrum at 5.15-5.35 GHz and 5.725-5.825 GHz for use by a new by a new category of unlicensed equipment called Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) dev...
Export Controls: Sale of Telecommunications Equipment to China
NSIAD-97-5: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the transfer of broadband telecommunication equipment to HuaMei, a joint venture between SCM Brooks Telecommunications, a U.S. limited partnership, and Galaxy New Technology, a Chinese company primarily owned by an agency of the Chinese military, focusing on the: (1) civil and military applications of the exported telecommunications equipment, its...
CEC Sale of Federal Spectrum
NSIAD-97-40R: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on the effects of the transfer of certain radio frequencies on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Program. GAO noted that: (1) the government conducts about 90 percent of its radio frequency operations below 3.1 gigahertz, but only has exclusive use of 17 percent of the spectrum; (2) the federal government is required to provide a span of radio frequencies...
FCC: Provision of Roaming Services by Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
OGC-96-39: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule regarding the provision of roaming services by commercial mobile radio services providers. GAO found that: (1) the rule would require cellular, broadband personal communications services and certain specialized mobile radio licensees to provide manual roaming services upon request to subscrib...
FCC: Access to Telecommunications Equipment and Services by Persons With Disabilities
OGC-96-36: Published: Aug 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on disabled persons' access to telecommunications equipment and services. GAO found that: (1) the rule would require that telephones in workplaces, confined settings, and hotels and motels be hearing-aid compatible, have volume control, and have the letters "HAC" affixed to them; and (2) FCC...
USDA Telecommunications: More Effort Needed to Address Telephone Abuse and Fraud
AIMD-96-59: Published: Apr 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of its telecommunications resources, focusing on: (1) whether USDA ensures that the commercial telephone and long-distance services it pays for are used in accordance with federal regulations and departmental policy; and (2) USDA efforts to address recommendations from a previous GAO report.GAO found that:...
Telecommunications Network: NASA Could Better Manage Its Planned Consolidation
AIMD-96-33: Published: Apr 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plan to consolidate the management and operations of its wide area telecommunications networks.GAO found that: (1) NASA has 5 existing or planned wide area networks that provide a variety of communications services; (2) prompted by improvements in communications technology and the need to c...
Telecommunications: Initiatives Taken by Three States to Promote Increased Access and Investment
RCED-96-68: Published: Mar 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three states' initiatives to promote increased access and private investment in advanced telecommunications.GAO found that: (1) Iowa, Nebraska, and North Carolina encouraged telephone companies to make private investment in advanced telecommunications infrastructure by offering to become their major customers; (2) in 1987, Iowa finan...
Social Security: Telephone Access Enhanced at Field Offices Under Demonstration Project
HEHS-96-70: Published: Feb 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) telephone access demonstration project.GAO found that: (1) under one of the two telephone demonstration project configurations tested, telephone access improved significantly, busy-signal rates dropped, and the number of callers reaching SSA improved; (2) although improvements were statistically signific...