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A Renewed – And Much Needed – Focus on Federal Spectrum

With an anticipated House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on federal government use of spectrum tomorrow, we are entering an important phase in the effort to make more efficient use of our limited spectrum supply and to infuse the commercial mobile wireless ecosystem with the spectrum needed to drive the economy, innovation and jobs. Tomorrow’s [...]

Cutting Health Costs By Going Wireless

Congestive heart failure is a struggle for patients, but for those who are in rural areas, it’s even harder since access to medical care is challenging. Rita Yazzie, featured in this video, uses monitoring equipment to transmit vital signs and blood pressure from her Navajo reservation in rural Arizona to the Flagstaff Medical Center seventy [...]

The Smartest Buoy in the Bay

For more than 300 years catching fish, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Blue Crab has been a major economic driver for many Maryland residents. By using wireless interpretive buoys, vital data and information, such as speed and direction of the currents, are being transmitted to the watermen and charter captains improving their chances of a [...]

Quick Facts on the U.S. Wireless Industry

A couple of weeks ago, we released our semi-annual survey. With the year-end 2012 numbers, the industry continues to grow and invest despite the current economy. The fact that our members spent the highest ever in capital expenditures in 2012 shows that they are focused on providing their customers – you and me – the [...]

CTIA Year-End 2012 Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey

Today, we released CTIA’s year-end semi-annual survey and CTIA’s Wireless Industry Indices report (the comprehensive round-up and analysis of the survey results). Once again, the wireless industry survey reveals some extraordinary results. Capital investment, for example, reached an all-time high in 2012. Wireless carriers invested more than $30 billion in capital in the U.S. in [...]

CTIA’s Statement in Response to the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report

In response to the release of the 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report by the FCC, I said: “A cursory glance of the FCC’s 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report, released late last night, the report reveals a wealth of data that clearly highlights the innovation, investment and competition that epitomizes the U.S. mobile wireless [...]

How to Actually Get Americans Online

This morning, my letter to the editor to The New York Times was published. With the word restrictions, I didn’t have an opportunity to show some of the ways that Ms. Crawford’s opinion piece missed the mark, so I thought I’d write this blog post. In her opinion on how to get broadband access to [...]

Another Mobile Holiday Shopping Spree

The 2012 holiday shopping season once again confirmed that mobile devices continue to emerge as a dominant tool in consumers’ search for the best and most convenient way to make purchases. As one article said, “Stores may remember 2012 as the breakthrough year for mobile with several major retailers reporting huge jumps in their sales [...]

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