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PUBLIC NOTICE

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

445 12th STREET S.W.

WASHINGTON D.C. 20554

News media information 202-418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov (or ftp.fcc.gov)

TTY (202) 418-2555

DA No.

14-811

Report No.

TEL-01675

Thursday June 12, 2014

International Authorizations Granted

Section 214 Applications (47 C.F.R. § 63.18); Section 310(b) 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 foreign ownership benchmark applicable to common carrier radio licensees under 47

U.S.C. § 310(b).

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.

ITC-214-20130827-00232

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TWare Connect LLC

International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/04/2014

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).

We grant the Petition to Adopt Conditions to Authorizations and Licenses filed in this proceeding on June 3, 2014, by the Department of Justice

(DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Accordingly, we condition grant of this

international section 214 authorization on compliance by TWare Connect LLC (formerly Mobile Financial Services, LLC) with the commitments

and undertakings set forth in the June 3, 2014 letter from Ged Cooney, Vice President, TWare Connect LLC, to the Assistant Attorney General,

National Security Division, DOJ (Letter). A failure to comply and/or remain in compliance with any of these commitments and undertakings

shall constitute a failure to meet a condition of the authorization and thus grounds for declaring the authorization terminated without further

action on the part of the Commission. Failure to meet a condition of the authorization may also result in monetary sanctions or other

enforcement action by the Commission. The Petition and the Letter may be viewed on the FCC's website through the International Bureau Filing

System (IBFS) by searching for ITC-214-20130827-00232 and accessing the "Other Filings related to this application" from the Document

Viewing Area.

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ITC-214-20131227-00349

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CorvisaCloud, LLC

International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

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-214-20140401-00109

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Vivint, Inc

International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Facilities-Based Service, Global or Limited Global Resale Service

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

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).

ITC-214-20140402-00151

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RED RIVER MOBILE LLC

International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

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-214-20140506-00153

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Arrowhead Electric Cooperative, Inc.

International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

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-214-20140512-00155

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Hayo Telecom, Inc.

International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Facilities-Based Service, Global or Limited Global Resale Service

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

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).

ITC-214-20140515-00156

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Client Instant Access, LLC d/b/a Affordable Conference Calls

International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Facilities-Based Service, Global or Limited Global Resale Service, Individual Switched Resale

Service

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

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).

ITC-214-20140516-00154

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Ultranet USA Telecom Corp.

International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Facilities-Based Service, Global or Limited Global Resale Service

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

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-214-20140520-00157

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Nuintu, 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:

06/06/2014

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).

ITC-214-20140520-00158

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Callbiz 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:

06/06/2014

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).

ITC-ASG-20140516-00149

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PRTC Tide Acquisition Company, LLC

Assignment

Grant of Authority

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

Current Licensee:

PRTCommunications, LLC

FROM:

PRTCommunications, LLC

TO:

PRTC Tide Acquisition Company, LLC

Application filed for consent to the partial assignment of international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-19990803-00477, held by

PRTCommunications, LLC (PRTCommunications) to PRTC Tide Acquisition Company, LLC (PRTC Tide). Pursuant to a two- step

transaction, first PRTC Communications will assign wireless licenses and customers to PRTC Tide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of

PRTCommunications. Second, New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (New Cingular Wireless) will purchase all of the membership interests in

PRTC Tide. PRTC Tide will thus become a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Cingular Wireless. New Cingular Wireless is an indirect

wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T, Inc., a widely held publicly traded company in which no entity or individual holds a 10% or greater direct or

indirect ownership interest. PRTComunications will continue to provide international service to its remaining customers pursuant to

ITC-214-19990803-00477. PRTC Tide will provide service to its newly acquired customers pursuant to ITC-214-20140516-00159.

This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.

ITC-T/C-20131105-00293

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NTS Communications, Inc.

Transfer of Control

Consummated

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

Current Licensee:

NTS Communications, Inc.

FROM:

NTS, Inc.

TO:

T3 North Intermediate Holdings, LLC

Application filed for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-19971024-00657 (Old File No.

ITC-97-685), held by NTS Communications, Inc. (NTS Communications), from NTS, Inc. (NTS) to T3 North Intermediate Holdings, LLC (T3

Intermediate). Pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated October 20, 2013, T3 Intermediate will acquire the direct ownership and

control of NTS and indirect control of NTS' subsidiaries, including NTS Communications. The transaction will be accomplished by the merger

of North Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of T3 intermediate, with and into NTS, with NTS surviving the merger as a direct,

wholly-owned subsidiary of T3 Intermediate. Upon closing, NTS Communications will become an indirect subsidiary of T3 Intermediate.

Applicants also propose that prior to closing, T3 Holdings will be converted to a Delaware corporation, and T3 Intermediate will be converted to

a Nevada corporation that will continue to be wholly owned by T3 Holdings.

T3 Intermediate is wholly owned by T3 North Holdings, LLC (T3 Holdings), which is directly owned and controlled (>90%) by Tower Three

Partners Fund II LP (T3P II), a Delaware limited partnership. T3P II is controlled by its general partner, Tower Three Partners Fund II GP LP

(T3P II GP LP), and is ultimately controlled by Tower Three Partners Fund II GP LLC (T3P II GP LLC). The managing member of T3P II GP

LLC is William D. Forrest, a U.S. citizen. The business and affairs of T3 Holdings will be managed by its board of directors: William D. Forrest,

A U.S. citizen, Daniel Bellissimo, a Canadian citizen Michael Nold, a U.S. citizen, and Guy Nissenson, a British, Argentinian, and Israeli citizen.

This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.

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ITC-T/C-20131105-00295

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Xfone USA, Inc.

Transfer of Control

Consummated

Date of Action:

06/06/2014

Current Licensee:

Xfone USA, Inc.

FROM:

NTS, Inc.

TO:

T3 North Intermediate Holdings, LLC

Application filed for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-20040706-00251, held by Xfone USA,

Inc. (Xfone USA), from NTS, Inc. (NTS) to T3 North Intermediate Holdings, LLC (T3 Intermediate). Pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of

Merger, dated October 20, 2013, T3 Intermediate will acquire the direct ownership and control of NTS and indirect control of NTS' subsidiaries,

including Xfone USA. The transaction will be accomplished by the merger of North Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of T3

intermediate, with and into NTS, with NTS surviving the merger as a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of T3 Intermediate. Upon closing, Xfone

USA will become an indirect subsidiary of T3 Intermediate. Applicants also propose that prior to closing, T3 Holdings will be converted to a

Delaware corporation, and T3 Intermediate will be converted to a Nevada corporation that will continue to be wholly owned by T3 Holdings.

T3 Intermediate is wholly owned by T3 North Holdings, LLC (T3 Holdings), which is directly owned and controlled (>90%) by Tower Three

Partners Fund II LP (T3P II), a Delaware limited partnership. T3P II is controlled by its general partner, Tower Three Partners Fund II GP LP

(T3P II GP LP), and is ultimately controlled by Tower Three Partners Fund II GP LLC (T3P II GP LLC). The managing member of T3P II GP

LLC is William D. Forrest, a U.S. citizen. The business and affairs of T3 Holdings will be managed by its board of directors: William D. Forrest,

A U.S. citizen, Daniel Bellissimo, a Canadian citizen Michael Nold, a U.S. citizen, and Guy Nissenson, a British, Argentinian, and Israeli citizen.

This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.

Dismissal

ITC-214-20121210-00319

Bovalan, Inc. DBA SimplyTalk(TM)

Application hereby dismissed by Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau on June 11, 2014, pursuant to sections 1.748(a) and 63.51(b)

of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.748(a), 63.51(b), for failure to respond to the Commission's request for information.

This dismissal is without prejudice to re-filing the application in accordance with the Commission's rules.

INFORMATIVE

ITC-214-20140404-00114

Ring2 Communications LLC

By letter filed June 11, 2014, Applicant notified the Commission of the withdrawal of its international section 214 application.

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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 at

the end of 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) 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).

(5) Carriers shall comply with the "No Special Concessions" rule, Section 63.14, 47 C.F.R. § 63.14.

(6) 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.

(7) Carriers shall file the annual reports of overseas telecommunications traffic required by Section 43.61(a).

(8) Carriers shall file annual reports of circuit status required by Section 43.82. This requirement applies to

facilities-based carriers and private line resellers, respectively. See also http:www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/csmanual.html.

(9) Carriers should consult Section 63.19 of the rules when contemplating a discontinuance, reduction or impairment of

service.

(10) 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.

(11) 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.

(12) 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

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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). 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.

This list is subject to change by the Commission when the public interest requires. 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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