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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 Statement on the FCC NPRM on In-Flight Wireless

I released the following statement in response to the FCC NPRM on In-Flight Wireless: “While we recognize that there will be passionate discussion and debate by people about whether, when and how to use wireless devices on airplanes, the Commission correctly determined the first necessary step is to investigate whether or not it is technically […]

CTIA Statement on the Incentive Auction Timeline

Following FCC Chariman Tom Wheeler’s annoucement on the FCC’s Broadcast Incentive Auction, I said: “CTIA welcomes FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s announcement of the FCC’s Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction timeline. As CTIA has previously stressed, the incentive auction is essential to unleashing necessary additional spectrum for mobile broadband. I commend Chairman Wheeler for his efforts to […]

Setting the Record Straight: The Reality of Wireless E911 Location Information

In the last few months, there’s been a lot of talk about the location data used by the public safety community to locate wireless 911 callers and on Monday the FCC will hold a workshop to discuss wireless location accuracy. So, I think it is important to highlight that CTIA and its members have a […]

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 […]

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