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CTIA Statement After the House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Broadband Spectrum

After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on broadband spectrum ended, I said: “CTIA was pleased to hear bipartisan support at today’s hearing for moving ahead with implementation of the incentive auction process, and for the focus in that process to be on maximizing the opportunity to bring new licensed spectrum to market. [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM on Incentive Auctions

Following the FCC’s NPRM on Incentive Auctions, I issued the following statement: “We are very pleased the Chairman and Commissioners are beginning the process to implement the incentive auction provisions that were in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. For more than three years, we have worked with the Chairman and Commissioners, [...]

A Wireless Future

Wireless has revolutionized the way we communicate and conduct business. In this month’s Wonder of Wireless (WOW) Policy Point, we look at the ways wireless continues to transform industries across the globe and provide consumers with mobile broadband at anyplace and anytime. As we look toward the future of wireless, M2M devices will be prolific [...]

In U.S., “LTE” Means Speedy Wireless Nets Now, But For Many in Europe It Just Means “LaTE”

Shortly after filing comments last month on the State of Mobile Wireless Competition documenting U.S. wireless providers’ global lead in wireless competition, I was struck by an article that reaffirmed this lead and underscored the true benefits being delivered to U.S. consumers. The CNET U.K. headline says it all: “No 4G network for Britain until [...]

10 Most Popular Questions on the U.S. Wireless Industry

In this dynamic and constantly evolving wireless industry, we’ve accepted the fact that there is no “final” draft in our Wireless Industry Overview …or any of our industry overview documents. Instead, we’re always updating these “living” documents. But while the industry keeps changing, as the head of research, I’ve noticed I’m consistently asked the following [...]

Want better wireless service in America? Let us purchase more spectrum.

At best, Joshua Topolsky’s piece this afternoon was disingenuous. To suggest anything but the fact that our industry is the most innovative and competitive in the world is choosing to only see a fraction of reality. Instead of being flippant, look at the facts. In the U.S., there are almost 303 million wireless subscribers who [...]

CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement on Representative Eshoo’s 4G Disclosure Legislation

**UPDATE: 6/30 – Here’s a blog post from The Free State Foundation that explains more about why this proposed additional regulation is unnecessary.**  In response to U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo’s 4G disclosure legislation, I released the following statement: “We are concerned that the bill proposes to add a new layer of regulation to a new and [...]

FCC is Taking the Right Steps on Broadcast Incentive Auctions

It’s undeniable that the impending spectrum crunch threatens the “virtuous cycle” of innovation that drives our industry and provides Americans with the hottest wireless devices and services. Without more spectrum, the innovation, consumer satisfaction and America’s status as the world’s wireless leader is at risk. These are the reasons we are so focused on getting [...]

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