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“Appy” Holidays: The First Billion Download Week

I ran across this headline earlier in the week, and the clever turn-of-phrase both extended the holiday cheer here at CTIA and highlighted a remarkable achievement in the mobile market: 1.2 billion apps were downloaded during the last week of 2011, and that’s just for iOS and Android, according to Flurry. One-point-two-billion! While the growth [...]

CTIA Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act

Today, the U.S. House Republican leadership released the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act, which will be voted on next week. Following release of the legislation, I released this statement: “CTIA applauds introduction of the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act. The spectrum provisions in the bill will make a substantial [...]

National Journal Live “Technology 2012 and Beyond” Policy Event Highlights

Speakers at the National Journal Live policy briefing “Technology 2012 and Beyond” on November 16 discussed some of the wireless industry’s most pressing issues, including the need for more spectrum, the harm of prescriptive regulation and the taxation of digital goods. Speakers appearing in this highlight reel include: Steve Largent, President and CEO, CTIA-The Wireless [...]

CTIA Statement After the Mark-Up of the JOBS Act of 2011 by the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee

After the mark-up of the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, I released this statement: “CTIA is pleased that the subcommittee approved the JOBS Act to authorize incentive auctions and free additional spectrum for wireless broadband services. We thank Subcommittee Chairman [...]

CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Spectrum Mark-Up

After the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee announced the mark-up of the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 on December 1, I issued this statement: “CTIA and the wireless industry welcome the mark-up of the JOBS Act of 2011. This bill takes the important step of authorizing voluntary [...]

CTIA Statement on Supercommittee

“The wireless industry’s need for additional spectrum is well documented. If the supercommittee process doesn’t provide a path to addressing our need for more spectrum, then there are other vehicles available that will ensure our members can access unused or underutilized spectrum and meet consumers’ demand for wireless broadband services. We look forward to working [...]

Rapid Data Use Increase Means More Spectrum is Needed

Speaking at the National Journal Live policy briefing “Technology 2012 and Beyond” on November 16, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent says that the U.S. needs more spectrum because of the rapid increase in mobile data. Wireless data use grew 110 percent over the first six months of 2011 compared to 2010 and it is [...]

Ericsson Commends Wireless Industry for Using Innovative Approaches to Secure More Spectrum

After participating on the CTIA/FCBA policy panel “Wireless Infrastructure” at CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011, Jared Carlson, Director of Industry and Government Relations at Ericsson, said in order to meet wireless broadband demand, more spectrum is needed. Carlson commended the other panelists for using innovative approaches to secure more clear and unencumbered spectrum for wireless [...]

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