In response to the letter from U.S. Senators Schatz, Blumenthal, Udall, Markey, Cantwell and McCaskill to FCC Chairman Wheeler on LTE-U, I said:
"The cable industry’s continued efforts to inhibit the roll out of new wireless services that could help deliver consumers better service and new Internet of Things offerings is disappointing. LTE-U is pro-consumer and pro-competition, and will co-exist with other users of unlicensed. There is no need or basis for the FCC to intervene. The FCC does not approve particular technologies for use in the unlicensed bands, and cable’s request flies in the face of their own rhetoric that unlicensed spectrum works because of 'permissionless innovation.' Unlicensed should remain free for all to innovate and deliver new services to consumers, not just cable broadband subscribers."
Americans are use wireless in new innovative ways, which means more data over wireless networks. In order to meet Americans’ growing demand by 2020, we need more than 350 megahertz of licensed spectrum. #MoreSpectrum will help America remain the global leader in wireless.
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After the FCC Enforcement Bureau field office closures, I said:
“Spectrum management and protection against interference have been core FCC roles since its creation in 1934. Today, these roles are more important than ever. Consumers value wireless services and carriers invest based on an expectation of no harmful interference. The Field Offices play a vital role in fulfilling these expectations by protecting carriers and consumers from interference when efforts by licensees prove unsuccessful. We appreciate the FCC’s commitment to work with CTIA and other stakeholders in the coming weeks to develop a concrete mechanism for escalating interference complaints that includes specific performance metrics and definitive timelines for escalation to ensure wireless interference complaints are addressed in a timely manner. It is important for all of us to work together to deliver on Chairman Wheeler’s promise to not only maintain effective enforcement but improve it.”
This week, the record in the FCC’s Mobile Wireless Competition Report proceeding officially closes and it is an opportune time to take stock of a wireless marketplace that produces services and devices so compelling that 89% of Americans use them multiple times every day
CTIA Statement in Response to Senator Blumenthal and Commissioner Rosenworcel Press Conference on Robocalls
After U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Federal Communication Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel held their press conference about robocalls today, I said:
“We appreciate Senator Blumenthal’s and Commissioner Rosenworcel’s focus on robocalls. No one wants robocalls, and the attention to stop them needs to focus on those bad actors who are willfully and blatantly ...
After the United States Senate approved S. 1180, the Integrated Public Alert Warning System Modernization Act, I said:
“CTIA congratulates Senators Johnson and McCaskill on the Senate passage of the Integrated Public Alert Warning System Modernization Act. The bill’s unanimous approval is a testament to their thoughtful, bipartisan approach. CTIA greatly ...
Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® announced the wireless industry’s fulfillment of the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment that gives U.S. consumers – at no cost – new protections in the event their smartphones are lost or stolen. Included are capabilities to remotely lock and wipe missing devices while still enabling 9-1-1 ...
Here’s how much mobile Americans used in 2014, according to CTIA annual survey. Some of the highlights include:36 million more devices than people; 243.5 million smartphones and tablets accounting for 68% of all devices on mobile networks; and 4.1 trillion MB of data.
To meet these demands, wireless ...