CTIA is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies.
CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. CTIA also coordinates the industry's voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for people with disabilities.
CTIA also supports numerous important industry initiatives, such as GrowingWireless.com to provide parents with tools and information to educate themselves so they may teach their kids how to use wireless technology responsibly and AccessWireless.org, a resource for consumers to research and find information on accessible wireless products and services.
The association also co-produces the industry's leading trade show and certification programs, which provide carriers and manufacturers peace of mind by leveraging expertise from CTIA members across the ecosystem and harmonizing processes with partner organizations.
CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
Meredith Attwell Baker joined CTIA as its President and CEO in June 2014. She brings extensive experience on spectrum issues and wireless policy and a keen understanding of how government and business must work together to drive innovation.
Prior to joining CTIA, Mrs. Baker served as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal where she was responsible for developing policy positions on legislative and regulatory issues and representing those positions bef...