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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.

National Cyber Security Alliance Says Stop, Think and Connect

We are living in a digital world, but good security habits take a little longer to develop. National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director Michael Kaiser talks about the need to change consumer’s mindset about connecting securely during a thought leadership session at MobileCON 2014.

Why #WirelessIsDifferent: Net Neutrality Explained

In 2010, the FCC voted that wireless networks were different, and required mobile-specific rules. Here’s why the Commission made the right decision then, and why the FCC needs to ensure #WirelessIsDifferent now.

NTIA Survey Shows Wireless Devices “Deeply Ingrained” in Americans’ Lives

9 out of 10 Americans over the age of 25 use mobile devices, according to the NTIA survey released yesterday. Americans are adopting mobile Internet faster than other technologies, including television. Urban and rural, young and old, minorities and underprivileged communities, all rely on their mobile devices as their primary or sole means to access [...]

Statement After the FCC October Open Meeting

After the FCC’s October Open Meeting addressing wireless infrastructure deployment and new spectrum bands, I said: “I am pleased that the FCC took meaningful actions today to advance additional spectrum and quicker siting of wireless infrastructure, which are essential to keeping up with consumers’ skyrocketing demand for mobile wireless services. “I applaud the Commission for [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC Adopting the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice

Following the FCC’s adoption of the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice, I said:  “We appreciate yesterday’s adoption of another important item that will provide more clarity to potential incentive auction participants. A successful 600 MHz Incentive Auction is critical to meeting consumer demands for mobile broadband and the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice will [...]

London Calling to the Faraway Towns: Sometimes

The great Clash song, released in 1979, was ahead of its time in more ways than one: a recent survey found that one in seven voice calls from London commuters failed. Even when calls did go through, users were likely to experience a bad connection and poor sound. The news gets worse: one in three [...]

Americans Continue to Be Taxed More for Wireless than Other Taxable Goods and Services

Earlier this week, respected tax analyst Scott Mackey from the Tax Foundation released his annual report that illustrates, yet again, the unfair burden that America’s wireless users pay on their monthly bills. According to Mackey’s report: On average, Americans pay 17.05 percent in federal, state and local taxes and fees on their wireless service, an [...]

Symantec: Raising Security Awareness: October WOW Insider Interview

When it comes to securing enterprise information, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan believes that educating and training are key to putting the focus back on protecting sensitive data for employees, IT managers and consumers.

Wireless Requires Network Flexibility and Info Sharing to Fight Cyberthreats: October WOW Policy Point

Boasting one of the lowest malware infection rates in the world, the U.S. wireless industry needs continued flexibility to manage their networks and exchange information with others to best respond to cyberthreats.

IBM MaaS360: Corporate Mobility Secured: October WOW Wireless at Work

Helping struggling IT departments give their employees the mobile experience they want while protecting sensitive corporate data, MaaS360 by IBM Senior Director of Product Management Anar Taori discusses her company’s security solution to manage devices, apps and email on every device that touches the enterprise.

CTIA Highlights Industry’s Continued Investment, Innovation and Network Deployment

Today, CTIA submitted a letter to the FCC highlighting the investment, innovation and dynamism that pervades the U.S. market. This update demonstrates that the U.S. wireless industry continues to lead the world in 4G LTE investment and network deployment, while providing consumers with unparalleled choice and value. The facts submitted reinforce again that the U.S. [...]

CTIA Statement After the Release of the Greenhill & Co. Report on 600 MHz Incentive Auction

After Greenhill & Co. released its report on the 600 MHz Incentive Auction, I issued the following statement: “CTIA is encouraged by the release of the Greenhill Report, which is another important step toward meeting consumer demands for mobile broadband access via the Incentive Auction proceeding. As we transition from a policy issue to a [...]

CTIA Statement After the FCC September Open Meeting

I released the following statement today: “CTIA is encouraged by the FCC’s adoption of three additional incentive auction-related items at today’s open meeting. Countless studies and bipartisan policymakers recognize the need for additional spectrum to meet growing consumer demand and the integration of mobile broadband into important sectors of our economy, including education, health and [...]

Thinking Mobile: 2010 v 2013: Wireless is Different [INFOGRAPHIC]

This morning, CTIA released its latest infographic that takes a look at what the mobile ecosystem looked like in 2010 and compared it to 2013. It was only three years, but thanks to the FCC’s decision for a light regulatory touch throughout the mobile ecosystem, Americans enjoy the world’s best wireless industry.

Mobile: It All Comes Back to Spectrum

As CTIA stated in its comments and reply comments in the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding, carriers are focused on how wireless networks are managed in order to deliver a robust service to consumers.  A key element of that equation is the amount of spectrum in an area available to the carrier. Those capacity constraints are also why [...]

SMW 14: Mobile Data Growth Fuels Spectrum Demand

With mobile data usage doubling in 2013 and showing no sign of slowing down, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker says consumers’ demands are fueling the need for spectrum in her SMW keynote remarks.

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