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Archive for December 2011

U.S. Wireless Ecosystem is Robustly Competitive

Competition drives the U.S. wireless industry. When one objectively looks at the major market indicators, competition is the reason why we lead the world in efficiency and value for consumers.  These indicators include capital expenditures and network investments; infrastructure deployments; subscribership levels; subscriber growth; number of devices manufactured for the U.S. market; growth of device [...]

Keep States Accountable for Misuse of E911 Funds

Every day, there are almost 400,000 wireless 911 calls made. With nearly 30 percent of consumers living in wireless-only households, CTIA believes all wireless customers should have access to E911 services. Even though wireless consumers pay more than $2 billion a year in 911 fees and charges to support their state and local 911 systems, [...]

2011 Wireless Industry Success: CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB

With more than 1.5 million applications (apps) available on more than 11 different operating systems from more than 28 non-carrier stores, there are a lot of options for consumers. To help inform parents and consumers about the content and context of apps, CTIA and the wireless industry announced in November its Mobile Application Rating System [...]

2011 Wireless Industry Success: Redesign of AccessWireless.org

The wireless industry has been leaders in innovating and providing a variety of choices and opportunities for all, including individuals with disabilities. As part of the wireless industry’s continued commitment to serving people of all abilities, CTIA announced the redesigned AccessWireless.org website in March to serve as the initial resource for consumers for information about [...]

CTIA and CEOs from 8 Providers Support Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011

Today, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent and the CEOs from AT&T Mobility, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, Leap Wireless/Cricket Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless, whose companies collectively serve 94 percent of America’s 322 million wireless subscribers, sent a letter to the Hill expressing support for H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing [...]

2011 Wireless Industry Success: “Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines”

In October, CTIA announced the “Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines” that will provide wireless consumers with an alert before and after they reach their monthly limits for voice, data and messaging as well as when they travel abroad. Brian Josef, Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs explains more about  the announcement that was made with FCC [...]

2011 Wireless Industry Success: House Passes Wireless Tax Fairness Act

CTIA and our members have been advocating for the Wireless Tax Fairness Act, which would place a five year moratorium on any new wireless taxes and fees. On average, wireless users across America pay more than 16% in taxes and fees while the average for other taxable goods and services are 7%. In November, the [...]

CTIA Statement on the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board Recommendations

In response to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations released today, I issued this statement: “CTIA and the wireless industry agree that when drivers are behind the wheel, safety should be their number one priority. Manual texting while driving is clearly incompatible with safety, which is why we have historically supported a ban on [...]

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