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Released: March 15, 2012


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DA 12-411

Released: March 15, 2012




WC Docket No. 12-65

Comments Due: March 29, 2012
Reply Comments Due: April 5, 2012

On March 1, 2012, One World Telecom, LLC (One World Telecom, or the Applicant) filed an
application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules1 for the transfer of control of One World
Telecom. This transaction closed, without prior authorization from the Commission, on January 1, 2006.2
One World Telecom, a Florida limited liability company, was formed to effectuate a joint venture
between One World Telecom Inc. (OWT), a Florida corporation, and Business Telecommunications
services, Inc. (BTS), a Florida corporation. As part of the proposed transaction, the section 214 authority
and operations of OWT were transferred into One World Telecom. Today, One World Telecom provides
pin-free interstate prepaid services, on a resale basis, tailoring its service offerings to immigrant
communications.3 Customers register the phone numbers from which their calls will be made and using
ANI recognition, One World Telecom associates each call with the correct prepaid account. One World
Telecom also has a subsidiary operating company, YO LLAMO, LLC, which provides interexchange
services to customers in Florida.
Prior to consummation of the transaction, OWT was wholly-owned by Laurent Lamothe, a citizen
of Haiti. Effective January 1, 2006, OWT and Laurent Lamothe consummated a transaction that
consisted of: 1) Laurent Lamothe transferring fifty percent of his interest in OWT to Patrice Baker, a
citizen of Haiti; 2) OWT and BTS established jointly-held direct ownership of a subsidiary, One World

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants are also filing an application for a transfer of control
associated with authorization for international services. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is
without prejudice to Commission action on other related, pending applications.
2 One World Telecom also filed requests for special temporary authority (STA) with the International and Wireline
Competition Bureaus to allow it to continue to provide service to customers while its section 214 applications are
pending. On March 15, 2012, the Wireline Competition Bureau granted the STA for the domestic authorization for
a period of 60 days. A grant of the application will be without prejudice to any enforcement action by the
Commission for non-compliance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, or the Commission’s rules.
3 One World Telecom’s most recent 499-A filing indicates that it provides service in Florida.

Telecom; and 3) the telecommunications authority and section 214 operations of OWT were transferred
into One World Telecom. As a result of these changes, fifty percent ownership of the new licensee, One
World Telecom, was held directly by OWT and indirectly, in equal shares, by Laurent Lamothe and
Patrice Baker. The other fifty percent ownership of One World Telecom was held directly by BTS. BTS
is wholly owned by BTS Group, Inc., a Delaware holding company, which in turn is owned by Rafael
Olloqui and Ricardo Olloqui, both citizens of Spain. BTS Group, Inc. holds section 214 authority and has
three wholly-owned subsidiaries, BTS, ADMA Telecom, Inc. and BTS Global, Inc., which operate
pursuant to the BTS Group, Inc. international authority.4 BTS provides international services, primarily
on a wholesale basis. ADMA Telecom, Inc. provides prepaid calling card services, which are almost
exclusively international, to consumers in ethnic markets. Similarly, BTS Global, LLC is organized to
provide international prepaid calling cards.
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of
One World Telecom, LLC, WC Docket No. 12-65 (filed Mar. 1, 2012).


The application referenced herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing
as a non-streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any application if, upon
further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the Commission’s rules
and policies. Interested parties may file comments on or before March 29, 2012, and reply comments
on or before April 5, 2012. All filings concerning matters referenced in this Public Notice should refer

DA 12-411


WC Docket No. 12-65

Under the Commission’s procedures for the submission of filings and other documents,5
submissions in this matter may be filed electronically (i.e., though ECFS) or by hand delivery.
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: or the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each
filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding,
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be
delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554.
All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be
disposed of before entering the building.
Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must
be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.

4 These subsidiaries already existed at the time of the 2006 transaction that is the subject of this filing.
5 See Implementation of Interim Electronic Filing Procedures for Certain Commission Filings, Order, 16 FCC Rcd
21483 (2001); see also FCC Announces a New Filing Location for Paper Documents and a New Fax Number for
General Correspondence
, Public Notice, 16 FCC Rcd 22165 (2001); Reminder: Filing Locations for Paper
Documents and Instructions for Mailing Electronic Media
, Public Notice, 18 FCC Rcd 16705 (2003).

U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street,
SW, Washington DC 20554.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille,
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

In addition, e-mail one copy of each pleading to each of the following

1) The Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc.,;
phone: (202) 488-5300; fax: (202) 488-5563;
2) Tracey Wilson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) Dennis Johnson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
Filings and comments are available for public inspection and copying during regular business
hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257,
Washington, D.C. 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor,
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554;
telephone: (202) 488-5300; fax: (202) 488-5563; e-mail:; url:
For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson at (202) 418-1394 or Dennis Johnson at
(202) 418-0809.
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