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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. The AWS-3 auction – also known as Auction 97 – has been peppered with record-breaking moments, […]

#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. Learn more about net neutrality by visiting: www.ctia.org/net-neutrality

#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. Learn more about net neutrality by visiting: www.ctia.org/net-neutrality

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 than 800 bids, and provisional bids reached more than $16.4 […]

#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.   Learn more about net neutrality by visiting: www.ctia.org/net-neutrality  

Dr. Reed: An Expert’s View on the Net Neutrality Debate: November WOW Insider Interview

Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech University, talks about the technical challenges behind prioritization and the very real possibility that the U.S. will fall behind in next generation network technologies.

Net Neutrality 101 Whiteboard: November WOW Wireless at Work

In 2010, the FCC voted wireless was different so it developed mobile-specific rules. Fast forward to present day, and the tremendous innovation and competition Americans enjoy today make it clear that the Commission made the right decision. #WirelessIsDifferent

AWS-3 Auction 101

Tomorrow, the FCC takes an important step toward our mobile future when it begins the AWS-3 Auction (or Auction 97) which will make available 65 MHz of prime spectrum to be used for mobile broadband services. The AWS-3 Auction is the first major spectrum auction since 2008, when the FCC auctioned conducted the 700 MHz […]

Infographic: Seesaw Theory of Regulation Works for Mobile Consumers

Last week, we filed a letter at the FCC urging Chairman Wheeler to implement his “see-saw” theory of regulation into practice as the Commission considers mobile broadband and open Internet policy. This morning, we’re releasing our infographic that looks at just a few of the facts – more broadband providers, more service plans and more […]

Mobile-Specific Open Internet Rules Create Competition and Differentiation: November WOW Policy Point

In the four years since the FCC adopted mobile-specific rules, wireless companies had the flexibility to experiment and differentiate themselves from their competitors, providing new services and value to their customers.

CTIA Response to President Obama’s Statement on Net Neutrality

Following President Obama’s statement on net neutrality, I said: “CTIA and its members are committed to delivering an open mobile Internet, but applying last century’s public utility regulation to the dynamic mobile broadband ecosystem puts at risk the investment and innovation which characterizes America’s world-leading $196 billion wireless industry. The facts are clear that, under […]

The Seesaw Theory of Regulation Works for Mobile Consumers

In a letter  filed today at the FCC, CTIA urged Chairman Wheeler to put his “see-saw” theory of regulation into practice as the FCC considers mobile broadband and open Internet policy. CTIA wholeheartedly agrees with the Chairman that the need for FCC intervention decreases if facts and data show that a market is competitive. Today’s […]

Library of Congress and Cellphone Unlocking

The Library of Congress’ Copyright Office will receive petitions today to begin the sixth triennial “anti-circumvention” rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 1201. Accordingly, this is a good opportunity to remind consumers about their unlocking options and the wireless industry’s support for consumer-friendly unlocking policies. DMCA PROCESS. Section 1201(a)(1) of the […]

In-Car Wireless Benefits the Connected Life Users on the Move

Earlier this morning, the leading executives in connected cars from AT&T, Ericsson, Here (a Nokia company), Qualcomm, Sprint and Verizon gathered at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to demonstrate their emerging products and services that will drive consumer safety and health as well as improve environmental sustainability. According to Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics, 60 […]

CTIA Statement on the Broadcast Incentive Auction

In response to today’s announcement by the FCC, I issued the following statement: “Given the number of reports that show a continued and significant increase in consumer demand for mobile broadband access, the wireless industry needs spectrum as soon as practicable so that it may continue to serve as the world’s leader and meet Americans’ […]

Lookout Says Hackers Can Help Carriers Stop Mobile Malware

Combining the tools and mindset of hackers and the resources of carriers, Lookout’s Principle Security Researcher Marc Rogers says this partnership can stop mobile malware.

FCC Admiral Simpson: Innovation Secures Privacy

Admiral David Simpson, Chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security at the FCC, discusses the need for continued innovation to stay ahead of the ever-changing forces that threaten the privacy and security of individual consumers and organizations.

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