CTIA-The Wireless Association® Looks at Future of Wireless in June’s “Wonder of Wireless”
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the less than 30 years since commercial wireless service was initiated, mobile technology is having a huge global economic impact, revolutionizing businesses and consumer interactions for other industries and improving the lives of many Americans. In the June edition of the “Wonder of Wireless” (WOW) webcast and blog (http://blog.ctia.org), CTIA-The Wireless Association® looks at the future of wireless and the innovations that will improve our lives in the years to come. Yet these continued benefits are in jeopardy unless the wireless industry has access to more spectrum so the “virtuous cycle” of innovation may continue.
This month’s WOW offers the following:
- INSIDER INTERVIEW – The future of wireless is exciting and unpredictable, but there are strong indicators that wireless connectivity will be ubiquitous. With the “Internet of Things” projected to be even more prolific, many household items will be connected via wireless broadband. CTIA talks with New York Times Futurist-in-Residence Michael Rogers on his projections for what wireless – and our lives – will look like in 2020.
- POLICY POINT – As we look toward the future of wireless, M2M devices will be prolific and the “Internet of Things” will continue to create many new opportunities that benefit socioeconomic areas such as healthcare, finance and education while contributing to the U.S. economy by adding jobs and boosting our nation’s GDP.
- WIRELESS AT WORK - For many businesses and nonprofits, accepting credit card or debit card payments was challenging to set-up and expensive to maintain. Thanks to mobile devices and companies such as PayAnywhere, these organizations can accept quickly payments anywhere and anytime while providing customers with peace-of-mind knowing their transactions are secure.
- WIRELESS LIFESAVER – Texas grandmother Val Renfro was returning to her car after a shopping trip when a thief grabbed her purse and took off running. Renfro took matters into her own hands by using her courage, her car and her wireless device to help apprehend the thief.
To watch the June WOW Webcast, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/wow/index.cfm/2012/06/.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (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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