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VIDEO: America is Mobile; Requires Licensed Spectrum

Americans are use wireless in new innovative ways, which means more data over wireless networks. In order to meet Americans’ growing demand by 2020, we need more than 350 megahertz of licensed spectrum. #MoreSpectrum will help America remain the global leader in wireless. Learn why spectrum is important to you by visiting our website.

Mobile Wireless Competition: The Proof is in the Numbers

This week, the record in the FCC’s Mobile Wireless Competition Report proceeding officially closes and it is an opportune time to take stock of a wireless marketplace that produces services and devices so compelling that 89% of Americans use them multiple times every day. After reviewing the initial round of comments, the facts speak for […]

CTIA Statement in Response to Senator Blumenthal and Commissioner Rosenworcel Press Conference on Robocalls

After U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Federal Communication Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel held their press conference about robocalls today, I said: “We appreciate Senator Blumenthal’s and Commissioner Rosenworcel’s focus on robocalls. No one wants robocalls, and the attention to stop them needs to focus on those bad actors who are willfully and blatantly ignoring the laws. As […]

CTIA Statement After the Senate Passed the Integrated Public Alert Warning System Modernization Act

After the United States Senate approved S. 1180, the Integrated Public Alert Warning System Modernization Act, I said: “CTIA congratulates Senators Johnson and McCaskill on the Senate passage of the Integrated Public Alert Warning System Modernization Act. The bill’s unanimous approval is a testament to their thoughtful, bipartisan approach. CTIA greatly appreciates Senator Johnson’s and […]

Wireless Industry Delivers on Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment

Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® announced the wireless industry’s fulfillment of the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment that gives U.S. consumers – at no cost – new protections in the event their smartphones are lost or stolen. Included are capabilities to remotely lock and wipe missing devices while still enabling 9-1-1 calls even when the phone is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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