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NTIA Unveils Transparency Code for App Developers

July 26, 2013 9:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A group comprised of technology companies, consumer advocate groups and trade associations, yesterday released the first draft of a new code for app developers aimed at increasing transparency. The code, which was posted online by the National Telecommnications and Information Adminsitration (NTIA)...

DoD Offers Plan to Clear Spectrum

July 23, 2013 10:39 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Department of Defense (DoD) is finally making some concessions in the wireless industry's fight to clear more underused government spectrum for commerical use. The Defense Department is proposing shared access to the 2025 - 2110 MHz band and to make the 1755-1780 MHz band...

Dish, Sprint Circle as FCC Clears H Block for Auction

June 27, 2013 3:00 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The FCC Thursday approved the opening 10 megahertz of spectrum in the bands 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz (H Block) for commercial licensing. The report and order pairs the two bands that comprise the H Block, and establishes that the paired bands will be licensed and auctioned through a system of competitive bidding...

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FCC Issues Declaratory Ruling on CPNI

June 27, 2013 1:44 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Amid the firestorm set off by Edward Snowden's leaked information about the NSA's surveillance programs, the FCC Thursday took action to protect the privacy of consumers wireless service by clarifying its customer proprietary network information (CPNI) policies...

Largent Argues for Swift Clearing of Spectrum

June 26, 2013 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

CTIA President and CEO, Steve Largent, made case for quick action on clearing spectrum in the 1755-1780 MHz band. In a blog posted to CTIA's website, Largent said the spectrum needs to be cleared quickly so that it can be auctioned along with spectrum in the 2155-2180 MHz band known as the AWS-3 band...

Privacy Debate Rages as FCC Takes up Mobile CPNI Rules

June 24, 2013 4:49 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The operators right now are in a bit of a bind when it comes to recent revelations of the NSA's surveillance program. They're bound by law to cooperate with the government and most likely legally bound not to discuss the program. The best they can do is offer up the party line, which to this point has been that their customers' privacy...

Wireless Industry Finds Consensus on Regulatory Fees

June 20, 2013 4:42 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The wireless industry has found consensus that wireless and wireline should be kept separate as the FCC considers how it will assess and collect regulatory fees in 2013. In a filing that addresses the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) and the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...

CTIA 2013: Rhode & Schwartz, Testing for QoE

May 29, 2013 10:49 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Wireless Week spoke with a lot of companies during CTIA 2013 last week. As part of our Let's Talk series from the show, we caught up with Rhode & Schwartz's Keith Cobler who gave us his take on the show, as well as his company's view of the market....

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CTIA 2013: Tessco Talks Data Demand

May 28, 2013 10:14 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Wireless Week spoke with a lot of companies during CTIA 2013 last week. As part of our Let's Talk series from the show, we caught up with Tessco Technologies' Robert Barnhill Jr. who gave us his perspective on the opportunities and challenges inherent in the increasing demand for mobile data...

CTIA 2013 Show Daily: Day 3

May 28, 2013 9:37 am | Articles | Comments

Welcome to the Thursday, May 23 edition of WIRELESS WEEK’s CTIA 2013 Show Daily featuring highlights from day three of this year’s conference and exhibition. Click here for complete coverage of today’s news and events. And for even more coverage of the wireless marketplace visit www.WirelessWeek.com....

CTIA Day 3: Kutcher Suggests Carriers Beware of the OTTs

May 23, 2013 2:06 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ashton Kutcher has some advice for wireless carrier executives: change is coming. The actor and investor mulled a range of issues relating to mobility during a Day 3 keynote at CTIA 2013 on Thursday. Kutcher, who is known for his acting talents, has also built an impressive resume of successful investments in technology companies...

CTIA Day 3: Rob Mesirow Talks Super Mobility and Beyond

May 23, 2013 10:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As CTIA 2013 comes to a close today, the Association's Vice President of Operations, Rob Mesirow, already has his sights set on 2014. He's really hoping attendees at the show have seen the prevalent signage around the Sands Expo in Las Vegas announcing the Super Mobility Week set for September 9 next year...  

CTIA 2013 Show Daily: Day 1

May 22, 2013 10:50 am | Articles | Comments

Welcome to the Tuesday, May 21 edition of WIRELESS WEEK’s CTIA 2013 Show Daily featuring highlights from day one of this year’s conference and exhibition. Click here for complete coverage of today’s news and events. And for even more coverage of the wireless marketplace visit www.WirelessWeek.com...

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NSN Launches Smart Networks for Smartphones

May 22, 2013 10:37 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Talk to someone with Nokia Siemens Networks and you’ll find out they consider the mobile network to be a thinking, almost human, thing. Especially when the network is talking to a smartphone. NSN announced at CTIA 2013 Tuesday new software applications that let networks more easily manage...

CTIA Day 1: Interim FCC Chair Clyburn Addresses CTIA

May 22, 2013 10:15 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

CTIA’s day one keynote session Tuesday opened with the mantra “Prepare for tomorrow. Get smarter. Think big.” That was CTIA CEO Steve Largent’s advice for all attendees this year. The tomorrow he saw was highlighted by the $800 billion increase in GDP that could come from the government making an additional 500 MHz...

PCIA Moves Fall Show to Spring in 2014

May 17, 2013 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (PCIA) today announced that it will be moving its annual fall show to the spring in 2014. According to a press release, PCIA's has moved its fall show, which will take place October 7-10 in 2013, to May 19-22 in 2014 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida...

CTIA Partners with Home Builders Association for 2014 Super Show

May 14, 2013 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As promised, CTIA continues to announce partnerships in conjunction with its 2104 "Super Mobility Week." The Wireless Association today announced partnerships with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 “Design and Construction Week” (DCW) and Parks Associates for its new show...

U.S. Operators Drop $30.1B in CapEx in 2012

May 3, 2013 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Although the United States accounts for just 5 percent of total global wireless subscribers, American Wireless providers accounted for 25 percent of the world's total wireless capital expenditures, according to a new report from CTIA...

Wheeler Appointment Gets Applause All Around

May 2, 2013 10:13 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

President Obama's appointment of longtime wireless veteran Tom Wheeler as the next chairman of the FCC was met with applause from most of the industry. CTIA president and CEO Steve Largent said in statement that Wheeler has a "deep understanding of communications issues...

CTIA's John Walls: My Experience at the Boston Marathon

April 25, 2013 1:33 pm | by John Walls, Vice President of Public Affairs, CTIA | Articles | Comments

Like most of us, I use my wireless device every day—email, text, talk, “surf”. All of the usual stuff. But on the afternoon of April 15, my smartphone was transformed into the most precious and helpful tool I’ve ever needed, giving me invaluable connectivity to the world outside of the chaos surrounding me...

CTIA Stresses More Spectrum as FCC Changes Leadership

April 4, 2013 10:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent says he doesn't care who succeeds FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski so long as the next appointee continues to push for more spectrum. "Our goals and objectives for this year haven't changed that much... 

FCC Chairman Genachowski Announces Resignation

March 22, 2013 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his resignation today, saying he will step down in the "coming weeks." Genachowski, a Democrat, was confirmed in June of 2009, succeeding then Republican chairman Kevin J. Martin. Genachowski's tenure as Chairman was...

LTE Just the Beginning of the Network Evolution

March 5, 2013 12:33 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

There's no question that LTE is where it's at if you're an operator. According to a recent report from 4G Americas, more than 150 operators globally have now launched LTE services in 67 countries, 50 of which were launched in the past five months. That's not just a trend it's a technological paradigm shift...

MobileSmarts February: Enterprise Eyes the Many Perks of BYOD

March 1, 2013 9:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

From now until the CTIA 2013 conference (May 21-23), CTIA and Wireless Week will be bringing you a bi-weekly newsletter aimed at getting you up to speed on the topics and issues that wireless industry will address this year. From BYOD to Next-Gen networks to apps and the connected home, we'll cover it all.

CCA, CTIA Shake, Move Forward on 2014 Shows

February 21, 2013 9:29 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), formerly the Rural Carriers Association (RCA), and CTIA today announced that their organizations have reached an agreement of cooperation to ease the friction created by the two organizations’ overlapping conferences scheduled for September 2014...

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