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Mobile: It All Comes Back to Spectrum

As CTIA stated in its comments and reply comments in the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding, carriers are focused on how wireless networks are managed in order to deliver a robust service to consumers.  A key element of that equation is the amount of spectrum in an area available to the carrier. Those capacity constraints are also why [...]

The Amazing Smartphone: No Guts, No Glory

No matter how you slice it, the wireless industry has undergone – and continues to go through – an amazing transformation. As of June 2012, there were almost 322 million wireless devices in the U.S., and almost 41 percent of them were smartphones (almost 131 million). This is a 37 percent increase from the previous [...]

Tech and Telecom Associations Agree More Spectrum is Needed

Late yesterday, CTIA and six tech and telecom trade associations (ITI, High-Tech Spectrum Coalition, TIA, Wireless Broadband Coalition, CEA and 4G Americas) sent a letter to Chairmen Upton and Walden and Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo to continue to highlight the wireless industry’s need for more spectrum. The allocation of additional spectrum to support licensed [...]

CTIA on the “Future of Video”

This morning, the House Subcommittee on Communications & Technology held a hearing on “The Future of Video.” Among the witnesses participating in today’s hearing was David Barrett of Hearst Television, who appeared on behalf of the National Association of Broadcasters. Barrett predictably opened his testimony by addressing the ongoing implementation of the repacking and incentive [...]

Investment + Commitment + Spectrum = Benefits for Wireless Consumers

In our initial comments for the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Competition Report, we shared data from our semi-annual survey that proves the U.S. wireless industry is competitive which means great benefits for consumers. In our reply comments, we provided third party research that shows the U.S. leads the world in wireless even though we have [...]

In U.S., “LTE” Means Speedy Wireless Nets Now, But For Many in Europe It Just Means “LaTE”

Shortly after filing comments last month on the State of Mobile Wireless Competition documenting U.S. wireless providers’ global lead in wireless competition, I was struck by an article that reaffirmed this lead and underscored the true benefits being delivered to U.S. consumers. The CNET U.K. headline says it all: “No 4G network for Britain until [...]

Citigroup vs. Engineering: I’ll Take Engineering

When the wireless industry gathered in San Diego this month for the 2011 CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ show, the overarching theme from the keynotes to the show floor was unmistakable:  American citizens and American businesses are increasingly harnessing the transformative nature of mobile broadband. This growing demand results directly from what we’ve termed the “virtuous [...]

CTIA Statement on Proposed 4G Disclosure Legislation

After Senators Blumenthal, Klobuchar and Franken introduced 4G disclosure legislation, I released the following statement: “As we have said before, this bill proposes to add an additional layer of regulation to a new and exciting set of services, while ignoring the fact that wireless is an inherently complex and dynamic environment in which network speeds [...]

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