• Events
    Nov 6, 2014

    CTIA West Legal Seminar

    This seminar, sponsored by CTIA, the leading organization in the US for the wireless industry, addresses the full range of legal and regulatory issues for all participants in the wireless ecosystem and the speakers come from the major agencies, providers and law firms actively involved in those issues.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 29, 2014

    In-Car Wireless Benefits the Connected Life Users on the Move

    Earlier this morning, the leading executives in connected cars from AT&T, Ericsson, Here (a Nokia company), Qualcomm, Sprint and Verizon gathered at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to demonstrate their emerging products and services that will drive consumer safety and health as well as improve environmental sustainability. According to Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics, 60 [...]

  • Press Releases
    Oct 24, 2014

    CTIA Statement on the Broadcast Incentive Auction

    In response to today's announcement by the FCC, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann issued the following statement:

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 24, 2014

    CTIA Statement on the Broadcast Incentive Auction

    In response to today's announcement by the FCC, I issued the following statement: “Given the number of reports that show a continued and significant increase in consumer demand for mobile broadband access, the wireless industry needs spectrum as soon as practicable so that it may continue to serve as the world’s leader and meet Americans’ [...]

  • Federal & State Legislative Activity
    Oct 23, 2014

    CTIA Testimony Before the Oklahoma Senate Regarding 9-1-1 Reform and Funding

    Senator Schulz and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I am here today on behalf of CTIA-The Wireless Association ®, the trade association for the wireless communications industry. I am here to address what the wireless industry thinks is a very important issue – the appropriate funding and structure of a state’s 9-1-1 system.

  • CTIA Blog Posts
    Oct 23, 2014

    Lookout Says Hackers Can Help Carriers Stop Mobile Malware

    Combining the tools and mindset of hackers and the resources of carriers, Lookout’s Principle Security Researcher Marc Rogers says this partnership can stop mobile malware.

  • 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.

  • Federal & State Legislative Activity
    Oct 20, 2014

    CTIA Files Opposition to NMECG's Expedited Motion for Stay before the NM PRC re: Rural Universal Service Fund Size and Surcharge Rate for 2015

    CTIA - The Wireless Association® ("CTIA") submits this opposition to the New Mexico Exchange Carrier Group’s ("NMECG’s") Expedited Motion for Stay filed October 7, 2014 in the above referenced docket number.

  • 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 [...]

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