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Nationwide Wireless Providers Met Voluntary Text to 911 Commitment

I’m pleased to report that yesterday the four nationwide wireless providers met their voluntary commitment deadline to make text-to-911 capability available to public safety answering points (PSAPs) that request, and are capable of supporting, the service. This marked a milestone in the wireless industry’s ongoing effort to enhance public safety ...

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s May Open Meeting on the Spectrum Incentive Auction Report & Order and Net Neutrality NPRM

After the FCC’s May Open Meeting, I issued the following statement:

“CTIA commends FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Commissioners and the Incentive Auction Taskforce for their leadership in shepherding this Order that represents a significant step toward implementing a ‘win-win’ for consumers and the U.S. economy. This historic effort has the ...

Philips: Remotely Monitoring Air Quality: May WOW Wireless Lifechanger

Pollution and air quality poses a real threat to many people, especially in large urban areas. To help consumers make their personal environment healthier, Philips air purifier monitors air quality both indoors and outdoors and purifies the air in the home from this connected device.

RI Agreed Industry’s Voluntary Commitment is the Right Step to Help Stop Smartphone Theft

Yesterday, Rhode Island state policymakers recognized that the wireless industry’s “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” was the right initiative, not legislation, needed to help stop smartphone thefts. Individually and industry-wide via CTIA, we remain committed to helping law enforcement with this important issue.

As we said many times ...

A Growing World of Connected Devices: May WOW Insider Interview

By 2020, analysts predict that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices worldwide, or six devices for every single person in the world. Procon Inc.’s Director and CTO Mark Wells discusses the evolution of the Internet of Things as well as how it is affecting consumers today in ...

Securing the Internet of Things: May WOW Policy Point

The sensitive data flowing between connected devices may make securing the Internet of Things a challenge. Leading the world in investment, the U.S. wireless industry is working to stay ahead of cybercriminals with market-based security solutions.

Pebble: The Wearable Future: May WOW Wireless at Work

Pebble Product Evangelist Myriam Joire talks about the wearable technology world, and focuses on its ability to enhance consumers’ lives by seamlessly integrating our information to connected devices.

Wireless 911 Calls: Remember Location, Location, Location

As we’ve said before (here and here), April is “911 Education Month” and a good time to remind ourselves about how, at their core, wireless devices are public safety tools we can use to call 911.

Approximately every two seconds, someone calls 911 via wireless in the ...

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