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CTIA Statement on PCAST Government Spectrum Report

After the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its report “Realizing the Full Potential of Government-Held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth,” I released the following statement: “We thank the Administration and PCAST for focusing on the need to make more efficient use of spectrum currently assigned to federal government users. As [...]

CTIA on the “Future of Video”

This morning, the House Subcommittee on Communications & Technology held a hearing on “The Future of Video.” Among the witnesses participating in today’s hearing was David Barrett of Hearst Television, who appeared on behalf of the National Association of Broadcasters. Barrett predictably opened his testimony by addressing the ongoing implementation of the repacking and incentive [...]

Investment + Commitment + Spectrum = Benefits for Wireless Consumers

In our initial comments for the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Competition Report, we shared data from our semi-annual survey that proves the U.S. wireless industry is competitive which means great benefits for consumers. In our reply comments, we provided third party research that shows the U.S. leads the world in wireless even though we have [...]

CTIA Wireless: More Spectrum Boon to Economy

Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association®, references a report from Recon Analytics that found that the economic impact from the National Broadband Plan’s 500 MHz of additional spectrum would create an additional $166 billion to GDP, generate $37 billion in government revenue and add 350,000 jobs. Visit the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 [...]

CTIA Response to NAB’s Spectrum Letter

In response to the NAB’s spectrum letter today, I said: “The flat-earthers at NAB are at it again, denying the existence of a spectrum crunch that experts across the developed world recognize as the most serious challenge facing the mobile industry. While the NAB is committed to its ‘deny and delay’ strategy, the mobile industry [...]

Fueling the Wireless Engine: Preparing the 1755-1780 MHz Band for Commercial Operations

Today, the wireless industry took a critical next step toward preparing the 1755-1780 MHz band for commercial operations and delivering a key building block in the nation’s efforts to retain its global mobile broadband leadership. T-Mobile, on behalf of CTIA and the wireless industry, took a leadership role in this effort by filing a request [...]

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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