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Released: November 1, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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DA No.

12-1740

Report No. TEL-01585

Thursday November 1, 2012

International Authorizations Granted

Section 214 Applications (47 C.F.R. § 63.18); Section 310(b)(4) Requests

The following applications have been granted pursuant to the Commission’s streamlined processing procedures set forth
in Section 63.12 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.12, other provisions of the Commission’s rules, or
procedures set forth in an earlier public notice listing applications accepted for filing.
Unless otherwise noted, these grants authorize the applicants (1) to become a facilities-based international common
carrier subject to 47 C.F.R. § 63.22; and/or (2) to become a resale-based international common carrier subject to 47
C.F.R. § 63.23; or (3) to exceed the 25 percent foreign ownership benchmark applicable to common carrier radio
licensees under 47 U.S.C. § 310(b)(4).
THIS PUBLIC NOTICE SERVES AS EACH NEWLY AUTHORIZED CARRIER'S SECTION 214 CERTIFICATE.
It contains general and specific conditions, which are set forth below. Newly authorized carriers should carefully
review the terms and conditions of their authorizations. Failure to comply with general or specific conditions of an
authorization, or with other relevant Commission rules and policies, could result in fines and forfeitures.
Petitions for reconsideration under Section 1.106 or applications for review under Section 1.115 of the Commission's
rules in regard to the grant of any of these applications may be filed within thirty days of this public notice (see Section
1.4(b)(2)).
An updated version of Sections 63.09–.25 of the rules, and other related sections, is available at
http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html.
For additional information, please contact the FCC Reference and Information Center, Room CY-A257, 445 12th Street
SW, Washington, D.C. 20554, (202) 418-0270.
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ISP-PDR-20120820-00004

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Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc.
Petition for Declaratory Ruling
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/31/2012
Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc. (PRTC or "Petitioner") requests that the Commission issue a declaratory ruling under section 310(b)(4) of
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 310(b)(4), that increased indirect foreign ownership of PRTC by certain foreign
individuals previously approved by the Commission is in the public interest.
Specifically, PRTC seeks approval for Mr. Carlos Slim Helu and certain members of his family to increase their equity interest in América Móvil
S.A.B. de C.V. (América Móvil), PRTC's ultimate parent, up to 49.99 percent. PRTC seeks no other modifications to its previously granted
section 310(b)(4) ruling, which approved the Slim family's then current 40.18 percent equity interest in América Móvil (citing International
Authorizations Granted, Report No. TEL-01481, DA No. 11-259, File Nos. ISP-PDR-20080103-00009, ISP-AMD-20100722-00016,
ISP-PDR-20080909-00018, ISP-AMD-20100722-00017, 26 FCC Rcd 1359 (IB 2011)); Verizon Communications, Inc., Transferor, and América
Móvil, S.A. de C.V., Transferee, Application for Authority to Transfer Control of Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc. (TELPRI), WT
Docket No. 06-113, Memorandum Opinion and Order and Declaratory Ruling, 22 FCC Rcd 6195 (2007). Petitioner states that, as of July 31,
2012 and based on the most recent publicly available information, the Slim family holds 42.9 percent of the equity and 65.6 percent of the voting
stock of América Móvil.
PRTC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc. (TELPRI), a corporation organized under the laws of the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. TELPRI is wholly owned by Tenedora Telpri, S.A. de C.V. (Tenedora), a Mexican corporation. Tenedora in turn
is wholly owned and controlled (99.99%) by Radiomóvil Dipsa, S.A. de C.V. (Telcel), also a Mexican company. Telcel is wholly owned and
controlled (99.99%) by Sercotel, S.A. de C.V. (Sercotel), which in turn is wholly owned and controlled (99.99%) by América Móvil S.A.B. de
C.V. (América Móvil). Both Sercotel and América Móvil are corporations organized under the laws of Mexico. Mr. Slim and the Slim family
members are all citizens of Mexico, which is a World Trade Organization Member country.
Pursuant to the rules and policies established in the Commission's Foreign Participation Order, 12 FCC Rcd 23891 (1997), Order on
Reconsideration, 15 FCC Rcd 18158 (2000), we find that the public interest will be served by granting the Petitioner's request. Accordingly we
revise the declaratory ruling for PRTC, see 26 FCC Rcd 1359, to allow the Slim Family to hold up to a 49.99 percent equity interest in América
Móvil.

ITC-214-20120514-00126

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LIGA Telecom, Inc.
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/25/2012
Application for authority to provide resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(2).

ITC-214-20120803-00199

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Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/26/2012
Application for authority to provide resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(2).

ITC-214-20120928-00251

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Voice- Jump.com LLC
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/26/2012
Application for authority to provide resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(2).

ITC-214-20121002-00247

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AVT GLOBAL, LLC
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Facilities-Based Service, Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/26/2012
Application for authority to provide facilities-based service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(1) of the Commission’s rules, and also to provide
resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(1), (2).
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ITC-214-20121002-00248

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Prepaid Wireless, Group, LLC
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/26/2012
Application for authority to provide resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(2).

ITC-214-20121005-00255

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SkyNet360, LLC
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/26/2012
Application for authority to provide resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(2).

ITC-T/C-20120614-00148

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Network Billing Systems LLC
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/24/2012

Current Licensee:

Network Billing Systems LLC

FROM:

Network Billing Systems LLC

TO:

Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc.
Application filed for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-19990127-00044, held by Network
Billing Systems, LLC (NBS) to Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. (Fusion). Pursuant to a Membership Interest Purchase and Sale
Agreement by and among the parties, Fusion NBS Acquisition Corp. (Newco), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fusion, will acquire all of the
outstanding interests in NBS. NBS will thus become a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Newco and a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of
Fusion. Marvin S. Rosen, the Chairman of Fusion, holds a 15.1% interest in Fusion, and the Post-Confirmation Estate of West End Financial
Advisors holds a 12.2% interest. No other individual or entity holds a 10 percent or greater direct or indirect equity or voting interest in Fusion.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.

ITC-T/C-20120720-00187

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Cebridge Telecom Limited, LLC
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/31/2012

Current Licensee:

Cebridge Telecom Limited, LLC

FROM:

Cequel Communications Holdings, LLC

TO:

Nespresso Acquisition Corporation
Application filed for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-20051216-00526, held by Cebridge
Telecom Limited, LLC (CTL), from its indirect 100% parent Cequel Communications Holdings, LLC (Cequel) to Nespresso Acquisition
Corporation (Nespresso). Pursuant to the terms of a Purchase and Sale Agreement executed on July 18, 2012, Nespresso will purchase all of the
equity of Cequel. As a result, Nespresso will own and control, directly and indirectly, 100% of the equity of Cequel. CTL will continue to be an
indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Cequel.
CPP LP, a Delaware limited partnership, will hold 48% of the equity of Nespresso. CPP GP LP, Delaware entity, is the general partner of CPP
LP. CPP Investment Board (USRE II) Inc. (CPP IB USRE II), a Canadian corporation, holds 100 percent of the equity of CCP LP. CPP IB
USRE II is wholly owned by CPP Investment Board (CPP IB), a Canadian corporation and investment management entity that invests the assets
of the Canada Pension Plan.
The BCP Funds, a group of 12 limited partnerships formed under the laws of England, will hold in the aggregate approximately 48% of the equity
of Nespresso. None of the funds is expected to hold 10% or more of the stock of Nespresso. The BCP Funds are ultimately owned by BC
Partners Holdings Limited formed under the laws of Guernsey. CIE Management IX Limited (CIE MIX), an entity formed under the laws of the
Bailiwick of Guernsey, is the general partner and manager of each of the partnerships forming the BCP Funds. CIE MIX does not have an
economic stake in any of the limited partnerships.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.
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ITC-T/C-20120720-00188

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Cebridge Telecom TX, L.P.
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/31/2012

Current Licensee:

Cebridge Telecom TX, L.P.

FROM:

Cequel Communications Holdings, LLC

TO:

Nespresso Acquisition Corporation
Application filed for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-2006033000173, held by Cebridge
Telecom TX, L.P. (CTT), from its indirect 100% parent Cequel Communications Holdings, LLC (Cequel) to Nespresso Acquisition Corporation
(Nespresso). Pursuant to the terms of a Purchase and Sale Agreement executed on July 18, 2012, Nespresso will purchase all of the equity of
Cequel. As a result, Nespresso will own and control, directly and indirectly, 100% of the equity of Cequel. CTT will continue to be an indirect
wholly-owned subsidiary of Cequel.
CPP LP, a Delaware limited partnership, will hold 48% of the equity of Nespresso. CPP GP LP, Delaware entity, is the general partner of CPP
LP. CPP Investment Board (USRE II) Inc. (CPP IB USRE II), a Canadian corporation, holds 100 percent of the equity of CCP LP. CPP IB
USRE II is wholly owned by CPP Investment Board (CPP IB), a Canadian corporation and investment management entity that invests the assets
of the Canada Pension Plan.
The BCP Funds, a group of 12 limited partnerships formed under the laws of England, will hold in the aggregate approximately 48% of the equity
of Nespresso. None of the funds is expected to hold 10% or more of the stock of Nespresso. The BCP Funds are ultimately owned by BC
Partners Holdings Limited formed under the laws of Guernsey. CIE Management IX Limited (CIE MIX), an entity formed under the laws of the
Bailiwick of Guernsey, is the general partner and manager of each of the partnerships forming the BCP Funds. CIE MIX does not have an
economic stake in any of the limited partnerships.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.

ITC-T/C-20121001-00249

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MTel Long Distance, Inc.
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
10/26/2012

Current Licensee:

MTel Long Distance, Inc.

FROM:

Millington Telephone Co., Inc.

TO:

E. Ritter Communications Holdings, Inc.
Application filed for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-20000616-00366, held by MTel Long
Distance, Inc. (MTel), from its 100% direct parent, Millington Telephone Company, Inc. (Millington), to E. Ritter Communications Holdings, Inc.
(Ritter). Pursuant to a September 20, 2012 stock purchase agreement, Ritter will acquire all of the outstanding stock in Millington for cash. Upon
closing, Millington will become a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Ritter and MTel will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Ritter.
Ritter is a wholly-owned subsidiary of E. Ritter & Company (ERC). The following two individuals, both U.S. citizens, hold 10 percent or greater
direct ownership interests in ERC and thus will have an indirect ownership interests in MTel: Jane Ritter Clawson (13.99%); Ann Ritter Johnston
(19.60%). No other person or entity will hold a 10% or greater direct or indirect equity or voting interest in Ritter or MTel.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.
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CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AUTHORIZATIONS
(1) These authorizations are subject to the Exclusion List for International Section 214 Authorizations, which identifies
restrictions on providing service to particular countries or using particular facilities. The most recent Exclusion List is
attached to this Public Notice. The list applies to all U.S. international carriers, including those that have previously
received global or limited global Section 214 authority, whether by Public Notice or specific written order. Carriers are
advised that the attached Exclusion List is subject to amendment at any time pursuant to the procedures set forth in
Streamlining the International Section 214 Authorization Process and Tariff Requirements, IB Docket No. 95-118, 11
FCC Rcd 12884 (1996), para. 18. A copy of the current Exclusion List will be maintained in the FCC Reference and
Information Center and will be available at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html#exclusionlist. It also will be
attached to each Public Notice that grants international Section 214 authority.
(2) The export of telecommunications services and related payments to countries that are subject to economic sanctions
may be restricted. For information concerning current restrictions, call the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S.
Department of the Treasury, (202) 622-2520.
(3) Carriers shall comply with the requirements of Section 63.11 of the Commission's rules, which requires notification
by, and in certain circumstances prior notification by, U.S. carriers acquiring an affiliation with foreign carriers. A
carrier that acquires an affiliation with a foreign carrier will be subject to possible reclassification as a dominant carrier
on an affiliated route pursuant to the provisions of Section 63.10 of the rules.
(4) Carriers shall comply with the Commission's International Settlements Policy and associated filing requirements
contained in Sections 43.51, 64.1001 and 64.1002 of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 43.51, 64.1001, 64.1002.
The Commission modified these requirements most recently in International Settlements Policy Reform: International
Settlement Rates, First Report and Order, FCC 04-53, 19 FCC Rcd 5709 (2004). In addition, any carrier
interconnecting private lines to the U.S. public switched network at its switch, including any switch in which the carrier
obtains capacity either through lease or otherwise, shall file annually with the Chief, International Bureau, a certified
statement containing, on a country-specific basis, the number and type (e.g., 64 kbps circuits) of private lines
interconnected in such manner. The Commission will treat the country of origin information as confidential. Carriers
need not file their contracts for interconnection unless the Commission specifically requests. Carriers shall file their
annual report on February 1 (covering international private lines interconnected during the preceding January 1 to
December 31 period) of each year. International private lines to countries which the Commission has exempted from the
International Settlements Policy at any time during a particular reporting period are exempt from this requirement. See
47 C.F.R. § 43.51(d). The Commission's list of U.S. international routes that are exempt from the International
Settlements Policy may be viewed at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/isp_exempt.html.
(5) Carriers authorized to provide private line service either on a facilities or resale basis are limited to the provision of
such private line service only between the United States and those foreign points covered by their referenced
applications for Section 214 authority. A carrier may provide switched services over its authorized resold private lines
in the circumstances specified in Section 63.23(d) of the rules, 47 C.F. R. § 63.23(d).
(6) A carrier may engage in "switched hubbing" to countries that do not appear on the Commission's list of U.S.
international routes that are exempt from the International Settlements Policy, set forth in Section 64.1002, 47 C.F.R. §
64.1002, provided the carrier complies with the requirements of Section 63.17(b) of the rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.17(b).
The Commission's list of U.S. international routes that are exempt from the International Settlements Policy may be
viewed at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/isp_exempt.html.
(7) Carriers shall comply with the "No Special Concessions" rule, Section 63.14, 47 C.F.R. § 63.14.
(8) Carriers regulated as dominant for the provision of a particular communications service on a particular route for any
reason other than a foreign carrier affiliation under Section 63.10 of the rules shall file tariffs pursuant to Section 203 of
the Communications Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 203, and Part 61 of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. Part 61.
Carriers shall not otherwise file tariffs except as permitted by Section 61.19 of the rules, 47 C.F.R. § 61.19. Except as
specified in Section 20.15 with respect to commercial mobile radio service providers, carriers regulated as
non-dominant, as defined in Section 61.3, and providing detariffed international services pursuant to Section 61.19,
must comply with all applicable public disclosure and maintenance of information requirements in Sections 42.10 and
42.11.
(9) Carriers shall file the annual reports of overseas telecommunications traffic required by Section 43.61(a). Carriers
shall also file the quarterly reports required by Section 43.61 in the circumstances specified in paragraphs (b) and (c) of
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that Section.
(10) Carriers shall file annual reports of circuit status and/or circuit additions in accordance with the requirements set
forth in Rules for Filing of International Circuit Status Reports, CC Docket No. 93-157, Report and Order, 10 FCC Rcd
8605 (1995). See 47 C.F.R. § 43.82. See also §§ 63.22(e), 63.23(e). These requirements apply to facilities-based
carriers and private line resellers, respectively. See also http:www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/csmanual.html.
(11) Carriers should consult Section 63.19 of the rules when contemplating a discontinuance, reduction or impairment
of service. Further, the grant of these applications shall not be construed to include authorization for the transmission of
money in connection with the services the applicants have been given authority to provide. The transmission of money
is not considered to be a common carrier service.
(12) If any carrier is reselling service obtained pursuant to a contract with another carrier, the services obtained by
contract shall be made generally available by the underlying carrier to similarly situated customers at the same terms,
conditions and rates. 47 U.S.C. § 203.
(13) To the extent the applicant is, or is affiliated with, an incumbent independent local exchange carrier, as those terms
are defined in Section 64.1902 of the rules, it shall provide the authorized services in compliance with the requirements
of Section 64.1903.
(14) Except as otherwise ordered by the Commission, a carrier authorized here to provide facilities-based service that (i)
is classified as dominant under Section 63.10 of the rules for the provision of such service on a particular route and (ii)
is affiliated with a carrier that collects settlement payments for terminating U.S. international switched traffic at the
foreign end of that route may not provide facilities-based switched service on that route unless the current rates the
affiliate charges U.S. international carriers to terminate traffic are at or below the Commission's relevant benchmark
adopted in International Settlement Rates, IB Docket No. 96-261, Report and Order, 12 FCC Rcd 19806 (1997). See
also Report and Order on Reconsideration and Order Lifting Stay in IB Docket No. 96-261, FCC 99-124 (rel. June 11,
1999). For the purposes of this rule, "affiliated" and "foreign carrier" are defined in Section 63.09.
Exclusion List for International Section 214 Authorizations
The following is a list of countries and facilities not covered by grant of global Section 214 authority under Section
63.18(e)(1) of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(1). In addition, the facilities listed shall not be used by
U.S. carriers authorized under Section 63.18 of the Commission's Rules unless the carrier's Section 214 authorization
specifically lists the facility. Carriers desiring to serve countries or use facilities listed as excluded hereon shall file a
separate Section 214 application pursuant to Section 63.18(e)(3) of the Commission's Rules. See 47 C.F.R. § 63.22(c).
Countries:
Cuba (Applications for service to Cuba shall comply with the separate filing requirements of the Commission's Public
Notice, DA 10-112, dated January 21, 2010, "Modification of Process to Accept Applications for Service to Cuba and
Related Matters.")
Facilities:
All non-U.S.-licensed satellite systems that are not on the Permitted Space Station List, maintained at
http://www.fcc.gov/ib/sd/se/permitted.html. See International Bureau Public Notice, DA 99-2844 (rel. Dec. 17, 1999).
This list is subject to change by the Commission when the public interest requires. Before amending the list, the
Commission will first issue a public notice giving affected parties the opportunity for comment and hearing on the
proposed changes. The Commission may then release an order amending the exclusion list. This list also is subject to
change upon issuance of an Executive Order. See Streamlining the Section 214 Authorization Process and Tariff
Requirements, IB Docket No. 95-118, FCC 96-79, 11 FCC Rcd 12,884, released March 13, 1996 (61 Fed. Reg. 15,724,
April 9, 1996). A current version of this list is maintained at
http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html#exclusionlist.
For additional information, contact the International Bureau's Policy Division, (202) 418-1460.
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