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Archive for the ‘Wireless & Safety’ Category

It’s Time to Replace Fiction With Facts

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 […]

CTIA Statement on the GAO Report on Cellphones in Prisons

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 […]

E911, Alerts & Emergency Apps

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 […]

Public Safety in Emergencies

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.

Wireless Preps for Disaster

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.

“Take 10″

To ensure you’re prepared for an emergency, CTIA reminds you to “Take 10″.

What Happens When You Dial 911 on Your Mobile Device

With our blog focus on 911, we thought it’d be helpful to explain what happens when an emergency responder receives a 911 wireless call. We also outline the vital information the caller should provide in that situation.

CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement After Testifying Before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications

After testifying before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Response and Communications Hearing on “Communicating with the Public During Emergencies: An Update on Federal Alert and Warning Efforts,” I released the following statement: “The U.S. wireless industry remains strongly committed to deploying the Commercial Mobile Alert Service, enacted as part of the Warning, […]

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