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CTIA Statement on the FCC’s NPRM and NOI on Advanced Wireless in the 2 GHz Band

After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Open Meeting today where the Advanced Wireless in the 2 GHz band NPRM and NOI were adopted, I issued this statement: “CTIA commends the FCC for taking steps to bring the 2 GHz Mobile Satellite Spectrum to market for mobile wireless broadband services. While we have not yet had [...]

Lithuania: Highest Wireless Penetration in Europe

Paulius Lukauskas, Managing Director of Enterprise Lithuania, discusses reasons why the relatively small country has such an impressive wireless penetration rate (1.5 devices per person, highest in Europe), the country’s extensive wireless build-out and the factors behind its prominent stature in wireless development. Lukauskas also says that Lithuania makes an ideal place to conduct mobile [...]

CTIA Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

After President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act into law last night, I released the following statement: “The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act is an important piece of legislation that was a culmination of more than three years of education and advocacy by CTIA and its members [...]

CTIA Statement on the Passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

Today I released this statement: “For more than three years, CTIA and its members have been advocating for more spectrum so America’s wireless industry can remain the world’s leader in the deployment of advanced wireless services. Today’s bipartisan vote to pass  the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which includes provisions to make [...]

Congress is Close to Enacting Spectrum Legislation

Congress is close to enactment of spectrum legislation and while not every “t” is crossed or “i” dotted yet, no less than The Wall Street Journal sees fit to deem it a “boon for wireless.” I agree. The bi-partisan bill will: Authorize the FCC to conduct incentive auctions to make bands currently occupied by television [...]

CTIA Statement on the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

Today I issued this statement: “Today’s action to make repurposed broadcast spectrum available for wireless broadband service is vital to ensuring America’s wireless industry remains the world’s leader in the deployment of 4G services. “As the Administration, Members of Congress, the FCC and other policymakers have recognized, making additional spectrum available for wireless broadband services [...]

Working Together to Solve our Nation’s Growing Spectrum Challenges

This week could end up being a good week for American consumers and the U.S. economy. Specifically, it looks like House and Senate conferees may strike a deal on payroll tax legislation that includes landmark spectrum reform provisions – led by new authority to conduct voluntary incentive auctions. This potential good news couldn’t come sooner. [...]

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 [...]

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