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Parental Controls: Controlling Your Kid’s Device Usage

CTIA’s GrowingWireless.com, the resource for parents raising digital kids, lists parental control features from a number of device manufacturers and wireless providers. To help the busy parent, look for the “Use” symbol () to identify the apps or features that: Block calls and text messages from specific or unknown phone numbers; Limit use of voice [...]

CTIA Announces Voluntary Principles on Unlocking Wireless Devices

I issued the following statement after submitting a letter to the FCC on the voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones and tablets: “We are pleased to announce AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless agreed to adopt a voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones [...]

CTIA Announces Wireless Providers Completed Final Deadline to Create a Database for Stolen 4G/LTE Devices

In April 2012, CTIA, FCC and police chiefs from major cities announced a four step plan to help deter smartphone thefts. As each deadline approached, the participating wireless companies met the requirements within the time limit. The final step of the plan, due November 30, 2013, was to create a database for 4G/LTE in the [...]

Juniper Networks: The Value of Enterprise Apps

What makes a great mobile enterprise application? Juniper Networks CIO and Senior Vice President of Technology and Business Operations Bask Iyer believes  if an enterprise app is poorly designed and it isn’t of much value then similar to most consumer apps, employees will not use it.

A Mobile Sector Snapshot for the New FCC

As we welcome Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner O’Rielly to the FCC, their arrival represents a natural opportunity to highlight the significant economic contributions of the U.S. mobile marketplace—the jaw-dropping investment, value, innovation and job creation that make the U.S. mobile sector the envy of the world. Earlier today, I sent a letter to the new [...]

Building Apps for Employees: November WOW Policy Point

With our continued dependence on mobile applications in our everyday lives, it’s inevitable that businesses develop apps to make their employees more productive and improve relationships with their customers. Regardless of a company’s size and function, enterprise mobile apps represent a unique challenge for IT professionals, who must strike a balance between security and usability.

CTIA Statement on FAA PED Announcement

In response to the FAA PED announcement today, I said: “Consumers are increasingly reliant on their mobile devices to work, read, game and listen to music, and permitting these uses at take-off and landing can be accomplished without threat of interference to airplane communications or public safety. We’re pleased that the FAA has recognized this [...]

Unlocked Devices: The Technological Realities

We’ve already addressed the topic of unlocking devices in FCC filings (such as this one) and blog posts, including this one that offers a list of unlocked devices available today. But as an engineer who has dealt with these issues at Bell Labs from the industry’s early days, I felt it was important that I [...]

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