CTIA-The Wireless AssociationÂ® Reviews 2011 Wireless Industry Successes in December’s Edition of “Wonder of Wireless”
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 2011 has been a banner year for the wireless industry and its ever-expanding ecosystem, with continued growth, innovation and competition. One of the many highlights is that in CTIA’s semi-annual survey history, June 2011 marked the first time when there were more wireless devices (322.9 million) than people in the United States (315.5 million). As the year is almost over and 2012 around the corner, CTIA-The Wireless AssociationÂ® December edition of “Wonder of Wireless” (WOW) webcast and blog (http://blog.ctia.org) focuses on this year’s events in a wide range of areas, including spectrum, taxes, accessibility and sustainability.
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- INSIDER INTERVIEW – CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent reflects on some of the notable 2011 wireless industry successes, including USF reform, usage notifications for consumers and spectrum. Largent also notes that CTIA’s spring show has been moved to May 8th-10th in New Orleans, LA so our members can time their new product and service releases for back-to-school and end of the year.
- POLICY POINT – CTIA and the wireless industry have had many policy successes in 2011. This includes successfully getting the U.S. House to pass a bill that would place a five year moratorium on new wireless taxes and fees for consumers; re-designing AccessWireless.org for the accessibility community; collaborating with the FCC to develop voluntary usage notification policies; and promoting sustainability and the industry’s commitment to being environmentally responsible.
- WIRELESS AT WORK - Tired of paying for individual songs on your mobile device? Muve Music is the first music experience designed specifically for a mobile phone, with unlimited music as part of a customer’s wireless plan. Cricket Communications Senior Manager, Greg Lund, demonstrates the full-feature offering.
- WIRELESS LIFESAVER – During a high school basketball practice, Coach Eric Cooper experienced a nightmarish situation for a coach; one of his players collapsed on the court and wasn’t responsive. Thanks to Coach Cooper’s recently downloaded CPR app, Phone Aid, he was able to correctly administer CPR and revive the student.
To watch the December WOW webcast, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/wow/index.cfm/2011/12/.
CTIA-The Wireless AssociationÂ® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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