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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s CMRS Report

Following the release of the FCC's CMRS report, I said:

“The FCC’s report yet again proves that America’s wireless users enjoy a variety of choices, from carriers to service plans to devices. According to both the FCC’s report released today and more recent figures on the competitive landscape of America’s wireless industry, 97 percent of Americans may choose from at least three different carriers while a previous report said only 15 percent of wired users may choose from at least three different providers. With more than 700 different smartphone plans offered by the four national carriers, and more than 790 unique handset models to choose from, it’s no surprise that the Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Bill Baer said that when the agency looked ‘long and hard at the wireless industry,’ it found ‘the [wireless] market is thriving and consumers are benefiting from the current competitive dynamic.’

“Today’s report only adds to the substantial evidence that the mobile broadband industry delivers for consumers and should continue to be subject to a mobile-specific Title I approach, which resulted in billions of investment annually, significant new options for consumers throughout the mobile ecosystem and carriers constantly differentiating themselves with new service plans and offerings.”

CTIA Statement After the Reconfirmation of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly

Following the reconfirmation of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, I said:

“On behalf of CTIA and its member companies, we congratulate Commissioner O’Rielly on his reconfirmation to the FCC and thank him for his continued dedication to public service. He understands the challenges that the wireless industry faces, and we appreciate his commitment to helping address those challenges in ways that encourage continued investment, innovation and American leadership. We look forward to continuing to work with Commissioner O’Rielly on the full range of issues before the FCC.”

CTIA Statement After the December FCC Open Meeting

Following the FCC's December Open Meeting, I said:

“Spectrum is key to the continued success of the mobile wireless ecosystem in the U.S., which is why the 600 MHz auction procedures must be structured in a way to provide bidders in the forward auction with transparency and confidence. We look forward to reviewing the details of the Public Notice, and to working with all stakeholders to ensure this auction brings the spectrum needed to meet the rapidly-growing consumer demand for mobile broadband and serve as a platform for our connected lives.”

 

AWS-3: A Major Down Payment on a Bright Wireless Future … And the Bidding Continues!

Yesterday marked the opening of Stage 2 of the Federal Communications Commission’s AWS-3 auction, and is an opportune moment to examine what has already become the highest-revenue generating auction in the 20-year history of the FCC’s spectrum auction program.

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#WirelessIsDifferent: Flexibility Protects Competition

Protecting the quality of services and competition, Virginia Tech University’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed explains the realities that make network exceptions unrealistic and flexible network management a necessity.

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#WirelessIsDifferent: The Unintended Consequences of FCC Regulation

From stifling innovation to decreased value to consumers, the unintended consequences of FCC regulations on wireless network management could have a significant negative impact says Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech University.

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AWS-3 Auction Success: Reserve Price Met

Yesterday was a banner day for ensuring the continued leadership of America in mobile broadband services. The FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction blew past the $10.07 billion reserve price for the spectrum licenses in just 4 days of bidding.

Last reported, the auction has so far received more ...

#WirelessIsDifferent: Network Management Requires Flexibility

Virginia Tech University’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed explains the mechanics that make wireless possible that require flexibility and precision.

 

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