You hear a lot about spectrum, but what is it exactly? And why is CTIA leading the charge to get more of it for wireless companies? In this week’s #TechTuesday with CTO Tom, he explains what what spectrum is and why it’s important to all Americans. Citation for Tom’s video: Every minute, Americans: Use 7.7 […]
More than 98 percent of Americans have access to 4G LTE, but what’s next? In this week’s Tech Tuesday with CTO Tom, he explains what 5G is, how it benefits consumers and what the wireless companies need so it becomes a reality.
With more devices than Americans, we love our mobile devices because they are convenient and provide anytime, anywhere access to everything. In today’s inaugural Tech Tuesday with CTO Tom Sawanobori, he takes a quick look at what happens behind-the-scenes that turned America into a mobile-first society that enjoys fast 4G LTE networks. Citations for Tom’s […]
Americans are use wireless in new innovative ways, which means more data over wireless networks. In order to meet Americans’ growing demand by 2020, we need more than 350 megahertz of licensed spectrum. #MoreSpectrum will help America remain the global leader in wireless. Learn why spectrum is important to you by visiting our website.
Here’s how much mobile Americans used in 2014, according to CTIA annual survey. Some of the highlights include: 36 million more devices than people; 243.5 million smartphones and tablets accounting for 68% of all devices on mobile networks; and 4.1 trillion MB of data. To meet these demands, wireless carriers invested more than $32 billion […]
Using PulsePoint, CPR-trained individuals are alerted to nearby cardiac arrest victims to provide assistance until first responders arrive on the scene. PulsePoint President Richard Price explains how the location-based app works in hundreds of communities across the country. By providing CPR immediately, cardiac arrest victims are two to three times more likely to survive.
Wireless carriers and public safety developed a plan to improve the location information for 9-1-1 calls made from mobile phones. Using existing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, the first responders’ gold standard, referred to as “dispatchable address,” will provide the floor, apartment or suite number in case the caller is not able to give that level […]
Launching in April 2012, Wireless Emergency Alerts have already saved numerous lives. CTIA Assistant Vice President Brian Josef explains how these text-like alerts are free, but to make sure to check with your wireless carrier to see if your device is WEA-capable and service is available in your area.