• CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 22, 2014

    FCC Admiral Simpson: Innovation Secures Privacy

    Admiral David Simpson, Chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security at the FCC, discusses the need for continued innovation to stay ahead of the ever-changing forces that threaten the privacy and security of individual consumers and organizations.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 21, 2014

    National Cyber Security Alliance Says Stop, Think and Connect

    We are living in a digital world, but good security habits take a little longer to develop. National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director Michael Kaiser talks about the need to change consumer’s mindset about connecting securely during a thought leadership session at MobileCON 2014.

  • Federal & State Legislative Activity
    Oct 20, 2014

    CTIA Filing to NHTSA on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications

    NHTSA’s V2V ANPRM is the first step in creating a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) that would mandate V2V communication systems in new light motor vehicles. In addition, CTIA provides comments on a staff technical report, “Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications: Readiness of V2V Technology for Application,” released along with the V2V ANPRM. In particular, CTIA responds to the view expressed in the Technical Report that the Agency has statutory authority over mobile devices and stand-alone mobile device applications (or “apps”) and software based on the assertion that these items are motor vehicle equipment to the extent they may provide V2V capabilities.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 20, 2014

    Why #WirelessIsDifferent: Net Neutrality Explained

    In 2010, the FCC voted that wireless networks were different, and required mobile-specific rules. Here's why the Commission made the right decision then, and why the FCC needs to ensure #WirelessIsDifferent now.

  • Video
    Oct 20, 2014

    Why #WirelessIsDifferent: Net Neutrality Explained

    In 2010, the FCC voted that wireless networks were different, and required mobile-specific rules. In 90 seconds, here's why the Commission made the right decision then, and why the FCC needs to ensure #WirelessIsDifferent now.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 17, 2014

    NTIA Survey Shows Wireless Devices “Deeply Ingrained” in Americans’ Lives

    9 out of 10 Americans over the age of 25 use mobile devices, according to the NTIA survey released yesterday. Americans are adopting mobile Internet faster than other technologies, including television. Urban and rural, young and old, minorities and underprivileged communities, all rely on their mobile devices as their primary or sole means to access [...]

  • Press Releases
    Oct 17, 2014

    CTIA Statement After the FCC October Open Meeting

    CTIA's President and CEO applauds the Commission for modernizing its wireless infrastructure rules and establishing a framework to facilitate smarter and faster infrastructure deployment.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 17, 2014

    Statement After the FCC October Open Meeting

    After the FCC’s October Open Meeting addressing wireless infrastructure deployment and new spectrum bands, I said: “I am pleased that the FCC took meaningful actions today to advance additional spectrum and quicker siting of wireless infrastructure, which are essential to keeping up with consumers’ skyrocketing demand for mobile wireless services. “I applaud the Commission for [...]

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 17, 2014

    CTIA Statement on the FCC Adopting the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice

    Following the FCC's adoption of the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice, I said:  “We appreciate yesterday’s adoption of another important item that will provide more clarity to potential incentive auction participants. A successful 600 MHz Incentive Auction is critical to meeting consumer demands for mobile broadband and the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice will [...]

  • Press Releases
    Oct 17, 2014

    CTIA Statement on the FCC Adopting the Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice

    The Inter-service Interference Order and Further Notice will provide the FCC with input on addressing interference issues between broadcast and mobile broadband licensees.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 16, 2014

    London Calling to the Faraway Towns: Sometimes

    The great Clash song, released in 1979, was ahead of its time in more ways than one: a recent survey found that one in seven voice calls from London commuters failed. Even when calls did go through, users were likely to experience a bad connection and poor sound. The news gets worse: one in three [...]

  • FCC Filings & Legal Docs
    Oct 16, 2014

    Notice of Ex Parte Presentation to FCC: Acceleration of Broadband Deployment By Improving Wireless Siting Policies

    In response to the inquiry from Commissioner Clyburn’s office regarding state and local implementation of the Section 6409(a) of the Spectrum Act and forthcoming FCC rules, CTIA and PCIA expressed their interest and willingness to work with municipal government representatives after adoption of the Order on developing materials and gathering information that will foster a greater understanding of Section 6409(a) and facilitate timely and consistent wireless facility modifications.

  • Federal & State Legislative Activity
    Oct 16, 2014

    CTIA Files Petition to Intervene In MA DTC Proceeding to Consider Adjustment of the State Enhanced 911 Surcharge

    Pursuant To 220 C.M.R. $1.03 of the Department of Telecommunications and Cable's (the "Department's") Procedural Rules, CTIA - The Wireless Association@ ("CTIA") petitions to intervene in the above-captioned matter.

  • FCC Filings & Legal Docs
    Oct 16, 2014

    CTIA Files Comments in Response to FCC Third FNPRM on Text-to-911

    CTIA–The Wireless Association® (“CTIA”) respectfully submits these comments in response to the Commission’s Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Third FNPRM”), which seeks comment on technical issues related to providing enhanced location information and roaming capabilities for texts sent to 9-1-1.

  • Facts and Infographics
    Oct 14, 2014

    Smartphones Generate More Than 63 Percent of US Mobile Traffic

    Smartphones generated 63.4% of the United States’ total mobile traffic in 2013, up from 30% in 2010.

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