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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...

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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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CTIA Announces Keynotes for May Show, Including Ashton Kutcher

February 7, 2013 9:26 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

CTIA announced the roster of keynote speakers for its 2013 spring show including U.S. Cellular CEO Mary Dillon, Telefonica S.A. COO Jose Marie Alvarez-Pallete Lopez, Deutsche Telekom Chief Product and Innovation Officer Thomas Kiessling and Ashton Kutcher, tech venture capitalist and portrayer of Steve Jobs in the upcoming film jOBS.

Shriek! Texts on Missing Kids Startle Cell Users

February 1, 2013 10:51 am | by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | News | Comments

The next time a child is abducted near you, your cell phone may shriek to life with an alert message. A new national Amber Alert system officially rolled out earlier this month to millions of cell phones, and because the alerts are automatically active on most newer phones, the messages...

Largent Slams NYT Op-Ed Piece

January 31, 2013 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent slammed an opinion piece, "How to Get America Online", which was published by New York Times. In the piece, Times contributor Susan Crawford argues that access to Internet services...

FCC Actions Aim to Accelerate Broadband Deployment

January 28, 2013 10:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The FCC on Friday announced a number of new actions that it hopes will help accelerate the deployment of wireless broadband, by removing barriers from a number of areas in the build-out of new networks. On Friday, the Commission announced new rules...

Carriers Spat Over Spectrum Weighting

January 10, 2013 2:59 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It seems everyone agrees that the FCC needs to simplify its spectrum screen, but there's a big division on exactly how that should be done. Such was the case in a spate of comments filed with the FCC this past week. AT&T and Verizon Wireless come down on the "light touch" side of things...

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CTIA, IFA Partner for "Borderless" Show

January 9, 2013 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

CTIA and IFA announced that they are joining forces on what the two organizations are calling the world’s first "borderless" trade show in 2014. IFA is an annual consumer electronics and home appliances tradeshow based in Berlin, which is now reaching its 52nd edition...

CTIA Announces 2014 'Super Show'

January 2, 2013 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

CTIA today announced plans to merge its spring and fall shows, creating what the association is referring to as a “super” mobile industry trade show. Beginning in 2014, CTIA will combine the best of its CTIA Wireless show, which is focused on technology and consumer electronics and its recently...

OTI Report Suggests Data Caps Result of Decreasing Competition

December 17, 2012 11:51 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A new report from the Open Technology Institute (OTI) suggests that carrier implemented data caps are unnecessary and a result of decreasing competition in the U.S. wireline and wireless markets. The report claims that the technical or engineering rationale...

Wireless Amber Alerts Move to WEA Program Dec. 31

December 14, 2012 10:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Wireless Amber Alerts will migrate over to the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program at the beginning of 2013. CTIA, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Syniverse announced today that on December 31, 2012, the Wireless Amber Alerts program will end operations...

Zipcar Lays Out Car Sharing’s Mobile Future

October 10, 2012 5:47 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

During a Tuesday keynote address, CEO Scott Griffith described Zipcar’s adoption of mobile technology and plans to expand its mobile app.

VZW LTE Markets to Hit 417 Next Week

October 10, 2012 5:43 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will light up its LTE network in 21 cities next week, making the service available in 417 markets.

MobileCON Show Daily: Oct. 9, 10, 11

October 9, 2012 9:21 am | by Check out Wireless Week's complete coverage of CTIA's MobileCON 2012 in San Diego. | Articles | Comments

Check out Wireless Week's complete coverage of CTIA's MobileCON 2012 in San Diego.

Turner: Time to Address Systemic App Security Issues

October 9, 2012 5:37 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The applications industry needs to do a better job of policing itself, because in its current state, it's putting both consumers and businesses at risk.

Voice Not Dead Yet

June 8, 2012 9:42 am | Videos | Comments

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