Archive for the ‘Devices & Services’ Category
CTIA and its members always want America’s wireless users to be safe. This morning, CTIA and participating wireless companies announced the following four steps to help deter smartphone thefts and protect consumer data. These four voluntary industry commitments by CTIA and our participating members will effectively address this issue while continuing to evolve as new [...]
Wireless has played a major role to rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. As part of our March blog theme highlighting international wireless use, today’s video shows the mobile banking system in Haiti established by Trilogy International Partners and Mercy Corps. With the help of a $10 million incentive fund launched by The [...]
On March 11, 2011, Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami that claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people. That disaster, like important events that happen across the globe, was shared nearly instantaneously to wide audiences with the help of social media services such as Twitter. With a wireless device, broadcasting a tweet [...]
It’s my third week since I’ve joined CTIA, and I’ve decided to introduce myself by writing a blog post on the incredible “rEvolution” of wireless handsets. I may be new to CTIA, but I’ve had a mobile device since 1999—and I’ve never looked back! For those of us who are old enough to remember the [...]
Dan Schulman, Group President, Enterprise Growth, American Express Company, predicts that smartphones will be the future of mobile communications and have a major impact on commerce.
Kim Titus, Director of Public Relations at Samsung Telecommunications America talks about their award winning device, Samsung Galaxy S II™, Epic 4G Touch that is very slim and offers a clear screen to view entertainment in a whole new way.
I ran across this headline earlier in the week, and the clever turn-of-phrase both extended the holiday cheer here at CTIA and highlighted a remarkable achievement in the mobile market: 1.2 billion apps were downloaded during the last week of 2011, and that’s just for iOS and Android, according to Flurry. One-point-two-billion! While the growth [...]
In October, CTIA announced the “Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines” that will provide wireless consumers with an alert before and after they reach their monthly limits for voice, data and messaging as well as when they travel abroad. Brian Josef, Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs explains more about the announcement that was made with FCC [...]