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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of One World Telecom

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Released: July 31, 2012


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DA 12-1233

Released: July 31, 2012




WC Docket No. 12-215

Comments Due: August 14, 2012
Reply Comments Due: August 21, 2012

On July 25, 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 to a pre-existing interest holder.
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), also a Florida corporation. One World Telecom provides pin-free interstate prepaid
services, on a resale basis, tailoring its service offerings to immigrant communications.2 One World
Telecom’s subsidiary operating company, YO LLAMO, LLC provides interexchange services to
customers in Florida. One World is ultimately owned by the following four individuals: Laurent
Lamonthe (Haiti citizen); Patrice Baker (Haiti citizen); Rafael Olloqui (Spain citizen); and Ricardo
Olloqui (Spain citizen).
Telco Equipment & Support Services, Inc. (TESS). TESS, a Florida corporation, currently holds
50 percent of the ownership interest in One World Telecom. Currently, 50 percent of the ownership
interest in TESS is held by Mr. Lamothe, while the remaining 50 percent is held by Mr. Baker. Business
Telecommunications Services, Inc. (BTS), a Florida corporation, holds the remaining 50 percent of the
ownership interest in One World Telecom. BTS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BTS Group, Inc. (BTS
Group), a Delaware corporation and a holding company. BTS group is owned in equal shares by Rafael
Olloqui and Ricardo Olloqui. BTS Group has three operating subsidiaries: Business Telecommunications
Services, Inc.; ADMA Telecom, Inc.; and BTS Global, LLC.

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicant also filied 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’s most recent 499-A filing indicates that it provides service in Florida.

Under the proposed transaction, Mr. Lamothe’s 50 percent interest in TESS will be transferred to
Mr. Baker, resulting in Mr. Lamothe holding no further ownership interest in TESS or One World
Telecom. Following consummation of the proposed transaction, Mr. Baker will hold 100 percent of the
interest in TESS, and thus a 50 percent indirect interest in One World Telecom. The interests of BTS,
BTS Group, and the Olloquis in One World Telecom will not be affected by this proposed transaction.
Applicants state that the proposed transaction is entitled to presumptive streamlined treatment under
section 63.03(b)(2)(i) of the Commission’s rules3 and that a grant of the application will serve the public
interest, convenience, and necessity.
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of
One World Telecom, LLC, WC Docket No. 12-215 (filed July. 25, 2012).


The transfer of control identified herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for
filing as a streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any transfer application
if, upon further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the
Commission’s rules and policies. Pursuant to section 63.03(a) of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §
63.03(a), interested parties may file comments on or before August 14, 2012, and reply comments on or
before August 21, 2012.
Pursuant to section 63.52 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.52,
commenters must serve a copy of comments on the Applicants no later than the above comment filing
date. Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control on the 31st day
after the date of this notice.4
Pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR § 63.03, parties to this proceeding
should file any documents in this proceeding using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System

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

1) Dennis Johnson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
2) Tracey Wilson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau,; and
4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
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).
The proceeding in this Notice shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.5 Persons making ex parte presentations must file a

3 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(i).
4 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.
5 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two
business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies).
Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation
must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed
consistent with rule 1.1206(b), 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize
themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules.
For further information, please contact Dennis Johnson at (202) 418-0809 or Tracey Wilson at
(202) 418-1394.

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