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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 [...]

CTIA Statement After the FCC’s April Open Meeting

After the FCC’s April Open Meeting, I released the following statement on the Innovation in the Television Bands Report and Order: “Today’s adoption of the Innovation in the Television Bands Report and Order by the FCC marks another important step to freeing up valuable spectrum so the U.S. wireless industry may meet Americans’ demand for [...]

Who’s Really Playing the Spectrum Game

Last Wednesday, Chris testified before the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation panel titled, “Avoiding the Spectrum Crunch: Growing the Wireless Economy Through Innovation.” The day before the hearing, a reporter from the New York Times wrote a story that questioned whether there really is a spectrum crunch, questioning whether carriers were “playing a game” [...]

CTIA Statement on the Introduction of the Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act

After Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the “Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act” calling for spectrum in the 1755-1780 MHz band to be reallocated from federal use to commercial use, I issued this statement: “Reallocation of the 1755 to 1780 megahertz band is a high priority for CTIA and its members [...]

CTIA Statement on the Appointment of Members to the Bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group

After Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) announced the members of the bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group, I released the following statement: “CTIA welcomes the announcement of the working group and looks forward to helping its members identify additional spectrum that can be brought to market for [...]

CTIA’s Semi-Annual Survey Revealed Scary Result

On Friday, April 13, we released our semi-annual survey and we found something to be scared of in the results. But let me take a step back before I get to the scary part and say that it was astounding that the results showed a 123 percent increase in wireless data traffic! To try to [...]

RSVP for CTIA Conference and Webinar: New Developments in Tower Siting Law

CTIA is sponsoring a conference and teleconference/webinar on Friday, April 20, highlighting important new developments in tower siting law and regulation. One of the key goals of federal policymakers is to promote wireless broadband build-out, and the Administration, Congress and the FCC have recognized that this cannot be achieved without expeditious tower siting. This CTIA [...]

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