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Tech Tuesday with CTO Tom: What is Spectrum?

You hear a lot about spectrum, but what is it exactly? And why is CTIA leading the charge to get more of it for wireless companies? In this week’s #TechTuesday with CTO Tom, he explains what what spectrum is and why it’s important to all Americans. Citation for Tom’s video: Every minute, Americans: Use 7.7 […]

Tech Tuesday with CTO Tom: What is 5G?

More than 98 percent of Americans have access to 4G LTE, but what’s next? In this week’s Tech Tuesday with CTO Tom, he explains what 5G is, how it benefits consumers and what the wireless companies need so it becomes a reality.

Tech Tuesday with CTO Tom: America Leads in 4G LTE

With more devices than Americans, we love our mobile devices because they are convenient and provide anytime, anywhere access to everything. In today’s inaugural Tech Tuesday with CTO Tom Sawanobori, he takes a quick look at what happens behind-the-scenes that turned America into a mobile-first society that enjoys fast 4G LTE networks. Citations for Tom’s […]

America is the Global Mobile Leader

Here’s how much mobile Americans used in 2014, according to CTIA annual survey. Some of the highlights include: 36 million more devices than people; 243.5 million smartphones and tablets accounting for 68% of all devices on mobile networks; and 4.1 trillion MB of data. To meet these demands, wireless carriers invested more than $32 billion […]

The Last Laugh

In 1959 – decades before the commercialization of mobile phones – an economist at the University of Virginia proposed a novel theory as to how the FCC should issue licenses for use of the airwaves: auction them. Professor Ronald Coase’s proposal was not particularly well-received, including at the FCC where regulators enjoyed quite a bit […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Americans Get Healthy with Mobile

An increasing number of Americans are using their wireless devices to find new ways to stay fit, keep track of their diet and exercise and stay motivated.

Mobile Usage Continues to Increase + Projections Say Skyrocketing Demand = More Spectrum Required

Earlier this week, Cisco published its Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Forecast Update 2014-2019 and its VNI Mobile Forecast Highlights 2014-2019. This latest data once again confirms two trends with important implications for spectrum policy: more people using more devices and more data-heavy applications are driving more mobile traffic. Cisco’s data makes clear that […]

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 […]

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