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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 FCC’s NPRM for AWS

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) release of its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS), I said: “It’s encouraging the FCC is moving forward with its Advanced Wireless Services NPRM. The spectrum blocks identified by Congress in the 2012 Spectrum Act can play a critical role in meeting […]

CTIA Statement on FCC Releasing Information Related to Incentive Auction Repacking

In response to the FCC releasing information on incentive auction repacking, I released the following statement: “CTIA welcomes yesterday’s FCC release of the updated software and data on repacking that will help inform the Broadcast Incentive Auction.  We look forward to reviewing and providing comment to the FCC on this matter expeditiously.  As CTIA has previously stressed, […]

CTIA Statement on the Introduction of Matsui-Guthrie 1755-1780 MHz Spectrum Bill

After U.S. Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA-6) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2) introduced a bill that would reallocate 1755-1780 MHz spectrum band so commercial wireless companies could purchase it at auction from the U.S. government, I issued the following statement: “CTIA greatly appreciates Congresswoman Matsui’s and Congressman Guthrie’s leadership. Reallocating the 1755 to 1780 megahertz band for […]

A Renewed – And Much Needed – Focus on Federal Spectrum

With an anticipated House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on federal government use of spectrum tomorrow, we are entering an important phase in the effort to make more efficient use of our limited spectrum supply and to infuse the commercial mobile wireless ecosystem with the spectrum needed to drive the economy, innovation and jobs. Tomorrow’s […]

CTIA Statement on the White House’s Executive Memorandum on Expanding America’s Leadership in Wireless Innovation

In response to the White House’s executive memorandum on expanding America’s leadership in wireless innovation, I said:  “We thank the President for reaffirming his commitment to bring 500 MHz of spectrum to market for wireless broadband, and for investigating new ways to bring even more federal and non-federal spectrum to market. This Executive Memorandum focuses on […]

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Spectrum

Traditional and incentive spectrum auctions can and must happen in a timely fashion, according to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. The commissioner talks about the importance of sticking to a timetable for those auctions, text-to-911, and the importance of always making consumers the top priority when it comes to communications policy.   Visit the CTIA 2013 […]

CTIA Statement on FCC Chairman Genachowski’s Letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Strickling on Spectrum Bands

In response to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling on auctioning 1755-1780 MHz band and 1695 to 1710 MHz band, I said: “We are pleased to see that Chairman Genachowski has sent a letter to Assistant Secretary Strickling identifying two important bands for auction. The 1755 to 1780 MHz band […]

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