November 19, 2018
CTIA Gives Thanks .
2018 has been a record year for the wireless industry. Today, we’re celebrating some of the highlights of the past year and sharing our gratitude for all that makes the wireless industry special. Take a look at what we’re thankful for, and have a happy Thanksgiving!
A Thriving Wireless Industry
Wireless is a competitive, innovative and growing industry that touches the lives of people across the country. In 2017, Americans used a record of 15.7 trillion megabytes (MB) of mobile data, nearly quadrupling usage since 2014.
The Year of 5G
Spectrum, Spectrum, Spectrum
The FCC took multiple steps this year to modernize the framework for the siting of wireless infrastructure at all levels of government. These actions will speed 5G deployment, boost the economy, and help bridge the digital divide.
50 Years of 9-1-1
This February, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call. With more than 70% of 9-1-1 calls coming from mobile devices, we’re proud to help connect Americans when it matters most— and for industry efforts to continue making 9-1-1 even better.
Drive Smart’s 5th Anniversary
CTIA Wireless Foundation’s contest inspires teenagers to create short videos to discourage others from distracted driving. The winning entries can receive up to $10,000 in scholarship money, and we’re already on pace to beat last year’s record for entries!