LENORA — Nex-Tech announced it has reached an agreement to assume Dobson Technologies’ CALEA contracts. The transition was finalized Dec. 31.

The Communications Assistance Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994 requires Communications Service Providers to be able to assist law enforcement agencies in executing lawfully authorized electronic surveillance. This could include historical information, such as calling records or identifying the subscriber associated with a telephone number or an IP address.

These types of records often are requested through a subpoena process.

Nex-Tech is a Trusted Third Party CALEA provider and can provision, implement and maintain resources for acquired carriers. A Trusted Third Party is recognized by the government as an entity that can act on behalf of the carrier to implement CALEA compliance while maintaining a certain level of indemnification.

“This transition is very consistent with our corporate strategy, and Nex-Tech is well-positioned to provide the highest level of support available,” said Frank Franzese, Dobson’s president of information technology, transport and telecom solutions. “We would like to thank those customers using the CALEA Service for their trust during the last 10 years.”

“Nex-Tech is excited about the opportunity to expand its business and serve Dobson Technologies’ customers,” said Jimmy Todd, Nex-Tech’s chief executive officer. “Dobson is the ideal fit for Nex-Tech because we already have a great technical team that provides CALEA services for other telecommunications companies.”