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Wireless IS Different [Infographic]

Wireless is different from wireline, but do you know why? It is a seemingly simple question, but there are very complicated answers. While the two highly regarded wireless engineers, Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech University and Director of Wireless@Virginia Tech and Dr. Nishith Tripathi, a senior consultant who [...]

Securing Data on All Platforms: March WOW Policy Point

As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do the methods cyberthieves use to breach consumer data. From securing wireless networks to investing millions of dollars in cybersecurity measures, learn about the wireless industry’s efforts to secure user data and what the industry needs from policymakers to address and protect consumers from new threats.

Americans Talk and Use Data More than Europeans

There is a troublesome trend occurring where some people are suggesting that the mobile environment in Europe is better for consumers than the U.S. This is bothersome and unfortunate since these individuals fundamentally fail to understand reality, or selectively choose facts to support their beliefs. Around the world, it is understood that the United States [...]

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 FAA PED Announcement

In response to the FAA PED announcement today, I said: “Consumers are increasingly reliant on their mobile devices to work, read, game and listen to music, and permitting these uses at take-off and landing can be accomplished without threat of interference to airplane communications or public safety. We’re pleased that the FAA has recognized this [...]

CTIA Statement on the NTIA Code of Conduct on Mobile Application Transparency

On behalf of CTIA-The Wireless Association® members on the NTIA Code of Conduct on Mobile Application Transparency, I said: “CTIA has been encouraged by the experience of parties working together in the multistakeholder process. While member companies will need to evaluate the final Code thoroughly, CTIA supports company consideration of the draft Code of Conduct [...]

U.S. is (Still) the World’s 4G Wireless Leader

This afternoon, I read this story, citing the European Commission, which said only one-quarter of Europeans have 4G access. While I certainly feel badly for our European friends since they cannot enjoy the blazing fast mobile Internet speeds, this is one of the many ways the U.S. wireless industry excels. It’s also why other countries [...]

CTIA Statement on the Rhode Island Wireless Innovation Bill

After Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed a bill to reform the state’s regulation of the wireless communications industry, I said: “We appreciate Rhode Island’s state government leaders for enacting this bill that encourages continued wireless industry investment and innovation, which is key to ensuring a competitive marketplace. With healthy and strong competition, consumers [...]

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