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Transitioning To An All-IP Communications Architecture

There’s no question that the communications network landscape is shifting in the U.S.  Consumers are continuing to demonstrate an incredible demand for mobile broadband services. Communications networks are transitioning from circuit-switched models to Internet protocol (IP) based technologies that provide consumers with integrated access to a variety of applications and producers that offer services such [...]

CTIA Statement on House Subcommittee Mark-Up of Spectrum Bills

Today, I issued the following statement in response to the mark-up scheduled by the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet of the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act (H.R. 3125) and the Spectrum Relocation Improvement Act (H.R. 3109): "As I have said many times, spectrum is our industry’s backbone. Despite the fact that the U.S. [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Action on Clearing Wireless Devices

Today, I issued the following statement in response to the FCC’s Order that clears wireless devices from the 700 MHz spectrum bands:   “Today’s action by the Chairman and Commissioners represents the next critical step in the DTV Transition. The Order will help ensure that harmful interference does not hamper commercial wireless carriers’ 4th Generation deployment [...]

CTIA Statement on FCC Net Neutrality Filing

Today, I issued the following statement in advance of the organization’s filing to respond to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on net neutrality: "Later today, CTIA will file comments in response to the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules. Quite simply, we believe that these rules are inappropriate for wireless broadband networks and unnecessary [...]

The Wireless Industry Overview

As you may have noticed, we developed an informative, user-friendly The Wireless Industry Overview  of the wireless industry last summer. This PowerPoint highlighted our positions on various issues as well as wireless facts and figures and a brief timeline on the history of wireless.  With the arrival of 2010 and the speed in which our [...]

CTIA Statement On FCC’s Request for Additional Time to Submit National Broadband Plan

Today, I issued the following statement in response to the FCC’s request for additional time to submit the national broadband plan: "The Commission has a difficult task of developing the national broadband plan. We know the FCC has and is working diligently to complete the plan, and believe it is more important that the Commission [...]

Spectrum is Vital for mHealth Growth

As the FCC considers the various uses of spectrum in the U.S., CTIA makes a convincing case for how vital it is. On this month’s WOW we focus on how the growth of spectrum would spur advances in mobile health, and how most Americans will benefit from these exciting new applications and hardware. To learn [...]

Insider Interview with Steve Largent, CTIA’s President and CEO

On this month’s WOW we caught up with CTIA’s President & CEO Steve Largent to chat about some of the industry’s 2009 policy highlights, and preview some of 2010′s major topics, including net neutrality, spectrum inventory, and wireless taxes & fees. To learn more watch this segment from our January installment of our Wonder of [...]

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