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CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement on Today’s Wireless Emergency Alerts Announcement

Today, I issued the following statement in response to the announcement made by several wireless carriers, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York City on the delivery of wireless emergency alerts under the Warning Alert and Response Network (WARN) Act: “Today’s announcement by several wireless carriers to begin delivering [...]

CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of the NPRM on Signal Boosters

In response to the FCC’s adoption of the signal boosters NPRM, here is a statement from CTIA-The Wireless Association’s Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Brian Josef: “While we have yet to read the NPRM, we remain concerned that poorly manufactured or improperly installed boosters can do much more harm than good for both consumers [...]

The Right Way to NG911

Modernizing our emergency communications infrastructure is critical to keeping Americans safe. With almost 27 percent of U.S. consumers in wireless-only households, emergency responders must be able to receive and respond to wireless distress calls. On the blog, we’ve discussed the importance of next generation 911 (NG911) networks with location accuracy and accessibility, and today’s focus [...]

E-911 and Location Accuracy

First responders must know your location so they can effectively respond to your emergency call. As we’ve said before on the blog, your wireless device is fundamentally a public safety tool and your lifeline if you need help. CTIA and the wireless industry believe all Americans should have access to Enhanced 911 (E-911) services, including [...]

Next Generation 911: Improving the Safety of the Accessibility Community

As we’ve said on the blog, CTIA and our members are 100% committed to ensuring wireless customers can access E-911 services (read more about our position on E-911 and location accuracy). Today, we’re reviewing our comments to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the best approach to making NG911 services compliant with the Americans with [...]

CTIA’s FCC Filing on E911 and Location Accuracy

We talk a lot about the numerous apps and other cool things you can do with your mobile device, which means we sometimes gloss over the fact that at its core, it’s a public safety tool. Should you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, your wireless device is your lifeline and source of help. [...]

Envisioning the Mobile Cloud

By 2020, it is estimated that 50 billion devices will connect to a mobile cloud. Ericsson’s Vice President of Strategy and Market Development Arpit Joshipura,  tells us about the different phases of mobile cloud computing and the positive impact it can have on businesses of all sizes.

2010 in Review: Making Smart Decisions with Holiday Cheer

With the holiday season upon us, you will likely find yourself at a party with friends and family. If you (or someone at the party) consume alcohol, please make a smart decision before you get behind the wheel of a car. While everyone knows the dangers of drinking and driving, you may not be as [...]

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