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Wireless in the Ambulance

Information is critical for emergency care providers, and there’s a new way of connecting first responders with the emergency room, via wireless. On this month’s WOW see how wireless broadband is providing real-time data transmission that can be the difference between life-and-death. To learn more watch this segment from our March installment of our Wonder [...]

Update on Wireless Competition, Investment & Innovation

Back in September 2009, CTIA and other industry members provided the FCC with extensive evidence on the status of competition, investment, and innovation in the wireless ecosystem. A lot has changed since then and so a few weeks ago, we submitted an update to those filings. As the Commission works on the 14th annual CMRS Competition [...]

CTIA Statement On Chairman Genachowski’s Wireless Broadband Announcements

Today, I issued the following statement after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s speech announcing several wireless initiatives as part of the National Broadband Plan:   “CTIA and the wireless industry thank Chairman Genachowski, Blair Levin, and the Broadband team for working tirelessly on the National Broadband Plan that recognizes the important role of wireless broadband for our [...]

CTIA Statement on Industry-Related Items in President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

Today, I  issued the following statement in response to industry-related items in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget: "While we are still reviewing the President’s proposed budget, there are a few industry-related items that we wanted to highlight. Specifically, we appreciate the President’s focus on removing cell phones from the IRS listed property rule and [...]

CTIA Responds to FCC’s NBP PN #26; Suggests Alternative Uses of Broadcast TV Spectrum

The Department of Justice, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the FCC, and CTIA all agree – we need more spectrum. Part of the reason that we’re calling for at least 800 MHz of additional spectrum is that demand for mobile broadband services is surging and expected to continue to grow exponentially.  Consumers – [...]

CTIA and CEA Filed Joint White Paper on Broadcaster Spectrum

Right before the holidays last month, CTIA submitted two significant filings with the FCC on the use of broadcast television spectrum. One of the filings, which we’ll have a post about tomorrow, was in response to the FCC’s National Broadband Plan Public Notice #26 on alternative uses for broadcast TV spectrum. The second filing was [...]

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. [...]

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