After a severe storm nearly leveled a campground in a national park in Tennessee, injuring several families, Carole Cooper of Knoxville, TN used her OnStar communications service to call for help. While authorities worked to clear the roads, first responders walked to the scene and used her vehicle as a makeshift command post and eventually [...]
J.D. Power and Associates Senior Director of Smart Energy David Steele discusses the potential value of and concerns regarding “smart” energy and homes.
Wireless technology is connecting people and homes in previously unimaginable ways. Spectrum is the fuel that makes this wireless connection possible, but it’s a finite resource that is highly valued. That’s why the wireless industry has been calling for the government to take unused and underutilized spectrum and auction it for its highest and best [...]
Duke Energy built and is operating a smart grid that is providing the utility with vast gains in operations’ productivity and efficiency, and allowing consumers more control over and cost savings with their energy use. See how residents in Charlotte, North Carolina are benefiting from Duke Energy’s smart grid technology.
The balance between defining your identity and protecting your privacy is a challenge for consumers, but it’s also something that manufacturers and operators struggle with as well. During the Power Panel at CTIA 2013, Alcatel-Lucent’s Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications Allison Cerra discusses her company’s consumer-first approach to privacy with former CTIA Chairwoman [...]
Tasked with keeping consumers’ information safe at the highest level, the network, AT&T Assistant Vice President of Public Policy Chris Boyer discusses the lessons learned from PC security. As mobile threats emerge, U.S. carriers are using research to apply preventative measures instead of just reacting. To maintain this successful proactive approach, Boyer discusses the need [...]
Consumers have high expectations of their devices and network operators, but what about security? Nokia Siemens Networks Head of Security Nils Ahrlich sat down at CTIA 2013 to talk about his company’s efforts to provide end-to-end security. Many users and subscribers recognize they play a role in their own security, but may be overwhelmed by [...]
While the U.S. wireless ecosystem continues to work together to create innovative solutions to cyberthreats, at the end of the day consumers are their own best defense from mobile malware. During CTIA 2013, Drew Morin, TeleCommunication Systems Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, provided some simple tips for consumers to protect themselves. CTIA provides [...]