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East Coast Wireless Networks Worked, Despite “Unthinkable” Devastation

There is no doubt that the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy – in the metro New York City and New Jersey coastal areas and elsewhere – was of near-Biblical proportions. As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg put it: “Make no mistake about it, this is a devastating storm … Maybe the worst we have [...]

It is No Trick – There is a Spectrum Crisis

Yes, I’m the cybersecurity guy, but I’m also an engineer by trade, a Bell Labs alumnus and a patent holder who has worked on wireless for most of my career. Based on my education, training and technical experience in designing and deploying wireless technology for more than 25 years, and with the understanding of how [...]

The Truth about the Wireless Spectrum Crisis

I’ve been at CTIA for 19 years, which means that I’ve been responsible for our semi-annual survey since 1993. As those who have worked with me know, I’m a stickler for the facts and ensuring we’re 100% honest and on the “up and up” when it comes to how we convey the statistics. So forgive [...]

CTIA Announces

Today, we announced the launch of our new wireless responsible use and safety campaign called “Growing Wireless.” Through our new website, CTIA and The Wireless Foundation are helping parents and caregivers to ensure kids use wireless technology responsibly. is a great platform to highlight CTIA and our member companies’ commitment to responsible wireless [...]

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 [...]

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