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CTIA Statement After the December FCC Open Meeting

Following the FCC’s December Open Meeting, I said: “Spectrum is key to the continued success of the mobile wireless ecosystem in the U.S., which is why the 600 MHz auction procedures must be structured in a way to provide bidders in the forward auction with transparency and confidence. We look forward to reviewing the details of […]

AWS-3: A Major Down Payment on a Bright Wireless Future … And the Bidding Continues!

Yesterday marked the opening of Stage 2 of the Federal Communications Commission’s AWS-3 auction, and is an opportune moment to examine what has already become the highest-revenue generating auction in the 20-year history of the FCC’s spectrum auction program. The AWS-3 auction – also known as Auction 97 – has been peppered with record-breaking moments, […]

AWS-3 Auction Success: Reserve Price Met

Yesterday was a banner day for ensuring the continued leadership of America in mobile broadband services. The FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction blew past the $10.07 billion reserve price for the spectrum licenses in just 4 days of bidding. Last reported, the auction has so far received more than 800 bids, and provisional bids reached more than $16.4 […]

AWS-3 Auction 101

Tomorrow, the FCC takes an important step toward our mobile future when it begins the AWS-3 Auction (or Auction 97) which will make available 65 MHz of prime spectrum to be used for mobile broadband services. The AWS-3 Auction is the first major spectrum auction since 2008, when the FCC auctioned conducted the 700 MHz […]

In-Car Wireless Benefits the Connected Life Users on the Move

Earlier this morning, the leading executives in connected cars from AT&T, Ericsson, Here (a Nokia company), Qualcomm, Sprint and Verizon gathered at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to demonstrate their emerging products and services that will drive consumer safety and health as well as improve environmental sustainability. According to Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics, 60 […]

CTIA Statement on the Broadcast Incentive Auction

In response to today’s announcement by the FCC, I issued the following statement: “Given the number of reports that show a continued and significant increase in consumer demand for mobile broadband access, the wireless industry needs spectrum as soon as practicable so that it may continue to serve as the world’s leader and meet Americans’ […]

NTIA Survey Shows Wireless Devices “Deeply Ingrained” in Americans’ Lives

9 out of 10 Americans over the age of 25 use mobile devices, according to the NTIA survey released yesterday. Americans are adopting mobile Internet faster than other technologies, including television. Urban and rural, young and old, minorities and underprivileged communities, all rely on their mobile devices as their primary or sole means to access […]

Statement After the FCC October Open Meeting

After the FCC’s October Open Meeting addressing wireless infrastructure deployment and new spectrum bands, I said: “I am pleased that the FCC took meaningful actions today to advance additional spectrum and quicker siting of wireless infrastructure, which are essential to keeping up with consumers’ skyrocketing demand for mobile wireless services. “I applaud the Commission for […]

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