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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 […]

The Misguided Diversion on Spectrum by NAB

In an incredible example of misplaced focus, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recently asked the FCC to collect more data on spectrum usage to “determine whether the spectrum crisis is, in fact, real.” It is disappointing to see that NAB continues to question the findings of numerous government and industry experts, and indeed the […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM for AWS

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) release of its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS), I said: “It’s encouraging the FCC is moving forward with its Advanced Wireless Services NPRM. The spectrum blocks identified by Congress in the 2012 Spectrum Act can play a critical role in meeting […]

CTIA Statement on FCC Releasing Information Related to Incentive Auction Repacking

In response to the FCC releasing information on incentive auction repacking, I released the following statement: “CTIA welcomes yesterday’s FCC release of the updated software and data on repacking that will help inform the Broadcast Incentive Auction.  We look forward to reviewing and providing comment to the FCC on this matter expeditiously.  As CTIA has previously stressed, […]

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