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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Release of a Speed Test App for Android Smartphones

In response to the FCC’s release of a speed test app for Android smartphones, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann said, “Wireless carriers have been working for over a year with the FCC to expand the Measuring Broadband America program from fixed to mobile broadband services. Measuring broadband speeds in a mobile environment is [...]

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 [...]

More Spectrum for Wireless: Win-Win-Win for Consumers, Government and Companies

Yesterday, FCC Chairman Wheeler and FCC Commissioner O’Rielly were sworn in, which means we have a full Commission. And seeing as we haven’t had a full Commission since May 2013, it’s not a moment too soon. Based on independent reports, wireless usage – from consumers to the Internet of Things (or M2M) – will only [...]

CTIA Statement on the Senate Confirmation of FCC Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner O’Rielly

After the Senate confirmed FCC Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner O’Rielly, I issued the following statement: “On behalf of CTIA member companies, I wish to extend my congratulations to Tom and Mike on their Senate confirmation. Tom’s deep knowledge of communications issues, strong leadership and clarity of vision in the dynamically changing communications sector will benefit consumers [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s September Open Meeting

Following the FCC’s September Open Meeting, I said: “We applaud the Commission for adopting today’s proposed rulemaking to help speed wireless infrastructure deployment to bring the benefits of mobile broadband to America’s wireless consumers.  We thank the Commission for advancing CTIA’s request to facilitate the siting of temporary towers, as well as proposing to streamline [...]

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 [...]

CTIA Statement on Cellphone Unlocking

In response to FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn’s statement on cellphone unlocking, I said: “CTIA appreciates Acting Chairwoman Clyburn’s call for clear and transparent policies on phone unlocking, and looks forward to working with the Commission to ensure that consumers are aware of the wide variety of unlocked devices that are available. Consumers seeking to [...]

CTIA Statement After President Obama Nominated Michael O’Rielly as FCC Commissioner

After President Obama nominated Michael O’Rielly as FCC Commissioner, I issued the following statement: “On behalf of the wireless industry, we congratulate Mike on his nomination. Once confirmed, the Commission will benefit from his impressive depth of experience in telecommunications, consistent commitment to public service and keen understanding of the vast importance that wireless broadband [...]

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