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CTIA Asks Consumers: Do you want FM radio on your cellphone?

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 10 am-10:30 am, CTIA-The Wireless Association, stopped outside the National Association of Broadcasters building to interview random people to ask them for their opinion on something NAB is pushing on the wireless industry. NAB thinks more wireless device manufacturers ought to include an FM chip in their cellphones and [...]

Summer Silliness

Yesterday, the New America Foundation released a paper titled “Public Media, Spectrum Policy and Rethinking Public Interest Obligations for the 21st Century.” The paper was supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. In the interest of saving you the time it takes to read the paper, so you can put your time to [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Approved the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives approving the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act (H.R. 3310), I released the following statement: “CTIA congratulates Congressman Scalise for moving the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act through the House with broad, bipartisan support. This is a common sense bill and we hope the Senate will approve it soon. In [...]

3 Keys to Protecting Our Nation’s Communications Infrastructure

The wireless industry has a strong legacy of security and today offers a wealth of alternatives from password protections to sophisticated encryption schemes and protections to mitigate malware and spam. This issue is something that has been in the news recently, and I wanted to highlight three key points. One: The wireless ecosystem has grown. When [...]

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself

Monday’s Wall Street Journal article titled “Who’s Afraid of #CISPA?” harkens to what FDR said during his inaugural address, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” Every mobile industry statistic underscores the significance [...]

U.S. Wireless Industry Snatching Opportunity from Smartphone Thieves

Last month, CTIA and the wireless industry once again extended their long line of consumer protection initiatives by announcing steps they are taking in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission and law enforcement to help deter smartphone theft and protect personal data. A key part of the effort – creating databases to prevent reactivation of [...]

By the Numbers: The U.S. Wireless Industry’s Economic Impact

Yesterday, at a well-attended event hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute, Roger Entner of Recon Analytics released a report detailing the significant impact the U.S. wireless industry has on our nation’s economy. For those of us who have worked in the wireless industry, it comes as no surprise that our industry is now larger than [...]

More Evidence of a Global Conspiracy?

This morning, Dow Jones ran a story looking at how Ofcom’s upcoming 4G spectrum auction is going to provide the U.K. with improved “broadband speeds, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.” In support of why the 4G spectrum auction was needed, they highlighted: Launch of 4G networks may up to GBP75 billion, or [...]

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