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Deutsche Telekom: Test Driving the Connected Car

Cars are starting to connect to the wireless network. From choosing your kids’ movie options in the backseat to personalizing your music and maps, Deutsche Telekom’s LTE Connected Car system gives the driver more control when on the road.

Daniel Obodovski: The Internet of Things is Here

From inside your home to inside your car, the Internet of Things is already helping consumers keep track of their appliances, utilities and health. Daniel Obodovski, managing partner at DND Ventures, LLC and the author of “The Silent Intelligence: The Internet of Things,” talks about the benefits of M2M communication and how this technological trend […]

The FCC’s Incentive Auction – A Down Payment on the Next Generation of Mobility

Last week, the FCC voted to take a significant step in freeing up additional spectrum to meet Americans’ unquenchable thirst for mobile broadband service. A textbook example of a “win-win,” the incentive auction’s historic market-based framework will help ensure that the U.S. continues as the mobile ecosystem’s undisputed global leader. While the details of the […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s March Open Meeting

After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) March Open Meeting, I said:  “CTIA applauds the Commission for taking action today on two key spectrum items that will expand the availability of spectrum for licensed and unlicensed use, and bring significant benefits to consumers. “The AWS-3 Report and Order will set the stage for the auction of […]

Channel Sharing Pilot: New Compression Technologies Offers Promising Results

On Tuesday, just two weeks after announcing a channel sharing pilot with Los Angeles broadcast television stations KLCS and KJLA, and just one week after the FCC approved the pilot project, I had the honor of joining the stations in hosting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for a peak of the pilot in action. CTIA believes that channel sharing […]

CTIA Statement on the D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision on Net Neutrality

Following the D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision on Net Neutrality, I said: “While we are still reviewing the text of the opinion, today’s court decision does nothing to temper CTIA members’ long-standing commitment to an open Internet and a vibrant wireless ecosystem because that’s what wireless customers demand. In fact, the United States leads the world […]

Americans Talk and Use Data More than Europeans

There is a troublesome trend occurring where some people are suggesting that the mobile environment in Europe is better for consumers than the U.S. This is bothersome and unfortunate since these individuals fundamentally fail to understand reality, or selectively choose facts to support their beliefs. Around the world, it is understood that the United States […]

U.S. is (Still) the World’s 4G Wireless Leader

This afternoon, I read this story, citing the European Commission, which said only one-quarter of Europeans have 4G access. While I certainly feel badly for our European friends since they cannot enjoy the blazing fast mobile Internet speeds, this is one of the many ways the U.S. wireless industry excels. It’s also why other countries […]

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