Press Release, Statement
February 18, 2019
CTIA Statement on Secure Global Supply Chain .
The U.S. wireless industry leads the world in 5G deployment and investment. The supply chain necessary to support next-generation wireless networks around the world is a global issue. GSMA’s release in Europe on Thursday does not represent the views of all wireless operators or all regions. We can achieve our 5G ambitions with a secure global supply chain that reflects national security concerns. We caution against a patchwork approach of different rules for different regions which would result in less competition in supply chains.
CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.