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Following the Federal Communication Commission’s approval of a waiver of the former defaulter rule for the AWS-3 Auction, I said: “We thank Chairman Wheeler and his colleagues for their swift action to facilitate and encourage active participation in the AWS-3 Auction. This investment-friendly decision represents an important step toward a successful auction of this much-needed [...]
Looking beyond normal business functions, Ericsson Vice President of Innovation and Business Development Kevin Durand discusses how it is using connected technologies to create a more sustainable business model by connecting cities’ utilities and transportation wirelessly.
Ken Leonard, Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office at the U.S. Department of Transportation, walks through the federal agency’s programs so that help them can make quick, well-informed decisions to save costs, ease traffic congestion and reduce physical stress from the various transportation systems.
Want to know where the hottest booths, products and services and in-the-know attendees’ mobile devices are during Super Mobility Week? Visit CTIA’s Big Data Wall with Mexia’s show floor heat map that shows that information in real-time. This is the world’s largest and most comprehensive deployment of sensors to date. With around 125 sensors to [...]
By using fleet management wirelessly, Sprint Director of Environmental Initiatives Darren Beck discusses how it helps other companies reduce their fleet vehicles’ fuel use and environmental impact.
In reaction to the NAB’s broadcast incentive auction lawsuit, I said: “We continue to believe that the incentive auction will be a win for broadcasters, wireless companies and consumers, and that the FCC’s order strikes the right balance to ensure that consumers emerge as winners. “While we would prefer to work together collaboratively to address [...]
From analyzing data to making real-time cost efficient decisions, Zipcar General Manager Scott Hall talks about the different ways the short-term rental car company uses wireless to streamline processes, improve consumer experiences and reduce expenses.
After being challenged by AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega, I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In honor of Ralph and his great team at AT&T, CTIA will also make a donation to support ALS research. We support research of all kinds, not just wireless and tech. But who am I challenging now? I know [...]
At MobileCON during Super Mobility Week, the MobITs Awards recognizes the most innovative IT solutions that not only help secure their operations but improve their customers’ experience. MobITs Awards winners will be announced Wednesday, September 10 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the MobileCON Thought Leadership Stage 3. While finalists were chosen by a [...]
In time for the holiday buying season, Super Mobility Week will feature the coolest mobile consumer electronics in the Hot for the Holidays Awards. Winners will be announced at Super Mobility Week Wednesday, September 10 at the Connected Life Zone stage on Wednesday, September 10 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. While finalists were chosen [...]
One of Super Mobility Week’s three award programs, the E-Tech Awards focuses on the most innovative and cutting-edge emerging mobile services, solutions and technology. Winners will be announced at Super Mobility Week on Wednesday, September 10 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Studio C. While finalists were chosen by a group of more than [...]
When we say mobility can help change lives, we mean it. I am so excited by our Foundation’s important work to support the PulsePoint CPR and PulsePoint AED (Automated External Defibrillator) apps. If a cardiac emergency occurs in a public place, this location-aware app alerts nearby CPR-trained users while simultaneously dispatching professional first responders to [...]
After the FCC’s August Open Meeting, I said: “CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers, including the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired communities, can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. This record was demonstrated by the successful voluntary commitment made over [...]
From the world record for most cellphones recycled in one week to reducing its carbon emissions within its operations, Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse talks about the company’s commitment to a greener business.
Focusing on empowering individuals and companies and understanding the impact of these changes, BSR’s Manager of Advisory Services David Korngold details the findings of the report created with The Wireless Foundation on how wireless creates a greener transportation industry.
Answering the Call: A Consensus-Based Approach Is the Best Path to Meaningfully Enhancing 9-1-1 Location Information
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel issued a challenge today at APCO’s conference on 9-1-1 accuracy. And we stand ready to answer her call and the Commission’s broader effort to bolster our existing 9-1-1 system. We need to work harder and faster. We need a smarter approach to improve 9-1-1 location accuracy. We need to work with [...]
Working with wireless companies to find ways to make the industry more sustainable and help its consumers be green, CTIA’s Green Working Group focusing on several initiatives, including reducing packaging waste and encouraging wireless users to recycling their “old” devices and accessories.
Eliminating its carbon footprint altogether, VP Energy’s Engineering Manager David Dekarske discusses the electro fuel cell that “recycles” water by using waste water to primarily fuel the cell to create green energy for businesses and consumers.
CTIA Statement After President Obama Signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into Law
In response to U.S. President Barack Obama signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517) into law, I said: “Again, CTIA thanks Senator Leahy and Congressman Goodlatte for their work in crafting a piece of legislation that promotes consumer flexibility without imposing new regulations on America’s wireless carriers. They are to be [...]
CTIA’s AccessWireless.org is the “first stop” for people with disabilities and older generations to find the wireless devices and services to meet their unique needs. With information specifically for people with vision, hearing, mobility and manipulation, speech and cognition impairments, AccessWireless.org offers easy to use guides and tips to help users get the most out [...]