Archive for the ‘Wireless & Safety’ Category
After the House Republican Cybersecurity Task Force released its recommendations this afternoon, I issued the following statement: “While we will need to study the full set of recommendations more closely, we are pleased that the Task Force’s recommendations recognize that it will take a true public-private collaboration to advance America’s cybersecurity interests. We are heartened [...]
Wireless technology is invaluable for consumers and public safety personnel, especially during emergencies. For those of us who were on the East Coast last month during the earthquake and Hurricane Irene, millions of used their wireless devices to let their loved ones know they were safe or contact 911 for help. Many also used their mobile [...]
On Friday, I read another statement from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) calling on government to intervene in the wireless handset ecosystem. This most recent NAB statement seeking FM chipsets in mobile phones contradicts NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith’s testimony at a recent spectrum hearing that it was not calling for a technology mandate [...]
After the Government Accountability Office released their report, “Improved Evaluations and Increased Coordination Could Improve Cell Phone Detection,” I issued the following statement: “We are pleased that the GAO report recommends that the Bureau of Prisons’ Office of Security Technology formulate evaluation plans that both support a consistent approach to testing cellphone detection technologies and [...]
Information is never more important to have and to pass along than during a crisis or emergency. Today, wireless communication is providing us with a wide array of means to get help when we need it most, and TeleCommunication Systems Senior VP Tim Lorello tells us about some of them and what innovations we can [...]
Time and time again, wireless communication has proved to be invaluable for public safety and citizens during emergencies. As we focus on 911 in August, we share a video overview about carrier preparations and how lessons learned from past situations are put into practice today.
On Wednesday, we reminded you to “Take 10″ to prepare in case of an emergency. Today, we explain how the U.S. wireless industry tries to minimize communication disruptions in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. CTIA Regulatory Affairs Director Brian Josef discusses carriers’ extensive business continuity and recovery plans.
To ensure you’re prepared for an emergency, CTIA reminds you to “Take 10″.