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2010-06-21 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- After the FCC announced the "Wireless World Travel Week," CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement: "CTIA and the wireless industry are pleased to join the FCC in educating Americans on what to do before they leave for an international trip so that they have the best calling, texting and mobile Internet experience possible. "U.S. wireless carriers offer many specific tools and...

2010-06-16 13:53:00

ITASCA, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council and CTIA-The Wireless Association released a radio public service announcement on the dangers of distracted driving as part of their "On the Road, Off the Phone" campaign during National Wireless Safety Week (June 14-18). The one-minute PSA is being distributed to 5,000 radio stations across the country. The campaign addresses the critical issue of distracted driving among teens. Teen drivers are the highest...

2010-01-13 15:24:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced that the company's president and CEO, Bob Dawson, has been re-elected for the ninth consecutive year to the board of directors of CTIA-The Wireless Association®. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100113/CL37317) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/CL13145LOGO) Dawson is serving a one-year term as a small carrier director for...

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2009-12-28 13:25:00

The second digital revolution is well under way.  With the increasing preponderance of smartphones and near pan-availability of Wi-Fi networks, the Internet "” in combination with a new generation of sophisticated mobile devices "” is once again changing the way we live and communicate.  Moreover, it is also once again challenging us to reconsider the role that the government should play in the private sector. The problem is that the digital revolution has run into a...

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2009-10-08 10:50:00

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission thinks that "a looming spectrum crisis" will occur if the government does not find ways to dig up more bandwidth for cell phones. Julius Genachowski said that even though the government is tripling the quantity of space available, the problem is that traffic will rise 30 times due to online video and other bandwidth-intense applications. Genachowski assured "a full-throated, strategic look" at ways to satisfy demand and supply, calling...

2009-10-07 12:38:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an address here at CTIA's semi-annual convention, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets President and CEO Ralph de la Vega called for a constructive, fact-based dialog with the FCC on the impact of new regulation on America's growing and world-leading wireless industry. de la Vega, who is incoming chairman of the CTIA board, urged a cautious approach to any new government regulation of a vibrant industry that is "one of America's great...

2009-08-24 21:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Underwriters Laboratories(R) (UL), a world leader in product safety testing and certification, announced today it has been recognized as a CTIA Authorized Test Lab (CATL). As a CATL, UL can test and certify cell phone rechargeable battery products and systems to CTIA Battery Certification Program-an essential requirement for selling to telecom service providers in North America. CTIA - the Wireless Association (R) is an...

2009-06-04 08:30:00

ATLANTA, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced it will observe National Wireless Safety Week, which begins Monday, June 8. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/CL13145LOGO) Since 1990, CTIA - The Wireless Association(R) and its member companies have sponsored this annual weeklong endeavor, which highlights the significant role wireless technology plays in enhancing public and personal safety. As a CTIA member,...

2008-11-11 12:00:20

CTIA-The Wireless Association(R) announced today the newly elected officers and Executive Committee members for the wireless industry trade group. Former Vice Chairman, Robert Dotson, T-Mobile USA President and CEO, has been elected as the new Chairman. Mr. Dotson succeeds Verizon Wireless CEO, Lowell McAdam, as CTIA Chairman and will assume the position in January 2009. "I want to congratulate Robert Dotson on his well-deserved election to the Chairmanship," said Steve Largent, CTIA-The...

2008-09-26 12:00:35

On Sept. 25, while many legislators on Capitol Hill were debating how best to confront potential dangers of the financial crisis, a handful of lawmakers and physicians were airing concerns over a different would-be danger: prolonged use of cell phones. Their conclusion is that more research is needed, especially when it comes to kids. During a hearing before the House subcommittee on domestic policy, Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, used visual...