Posts tagged as: CTIA

CTIA, CCA Wants The FCC To Auctioned Off All Millimeter Spectrum Bands Together

Two of the country’s largest wireless lobbying organizations have asked the FCC to consider auctioning off the 37, 39, and 42 GHz bands at the same time it auctions off the 24 GHz band. The agency believes the 24 GHz band is prime real estate for forthcoming 5G service, and it has a loose schedule […]

CTIA Launches StolenPhoneChecker.org – Helps You Verify Buying a Used Phone

Consumers, law enforcement, and resellers now have a new way to verify if used or refurbished phones are legit. CTIA, the U.S. wireless trade group, today launched StolenPhoneChecker.org, a free-to-use web site that lets people enter a phone’s IMEI, MEID or ESN code to see if it has been reported stolen or lost. StolenPhoneChecker is […]

Trade Groups Restart Attack On Net Neutrality

Several trade organizations are asking a U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a decision made last month that upheld the FCC‘s open internet order. A three-judge panel voted 2-1 in favor of the FCC’s net neutrality rules, which reclassify internet service providers as common carriers and bar them from blocking or prioritizing content. The CTIA […]

ISPs’ Lobbying Groups Want Weaker Privacy Rules for Broadband Customer Data

  Lobbying groups working for the major ISPs sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it not to adopt too-strong privacy protections rules, as that would limit the companies’ ability to innovate. After being asked by civil liberties groups such as the EFF, ACLU, Free Press, and Public Knowledge to impose stronger […]

CTIA Issues RFP for Stolen Device Database

The CTIA is looking for companies to help it with the Mobile Device Information Portal and issued a request for proposal to that effect. The portal is to be a central tool that consumers, carriers, and law enforcement can use to ascertain whether or not phones have been reported lost or stolen. The idea is curb […]

Cell Companies Agree to Support More Remote Wipe Tools

The CTIA has announced that a number of member companies have agreed to take on additional measures to help prevent cellphone thefts. Following recommendations made by the FCC, wireless companies will make anti-theft tools available to all consumers that also respect consumer choice and privacy. All new phones made after July 2016 will “make readily […]

CTIA Loses Cell Radiation Labeling Fight In Berkeley

A judge sided with the City of Berkeley in a law concerning cell phone radiation and labeling in stores. Berkeley won an initial ruling earlier this year that requires cell phone retailers to put up signs that spell out the possible risks of using cellular devices. The CTIA sued, arguing that every device sold in […]

CTIA Claims Smartphones Better Protected Against Theft

Now most smartphones sold in the U.S. will include anti-theft security tools. July 1 marks the day by which phone makers and network operators agreed to implement free theft deterrents on smartphones. According to the CTIA, most of the industry has responded by placing remote lock/wipe capabilities on consumer devices. The addition of an activation […]

Court Ruling Allows FCC’s Incentive Auction to Proceed

A federal appeals court today denied broadcasters’ bid to derail the FCC’s forthcoming reverse auction. The incentive auction, set to take place in mid 2016, will see wireless companies bid for spectrum owned by television broadcasters. The FCC has conceived the framework of the auction’s rules and the court upheld that framework today. “We are […]

CTIA to Fight Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Law

The CTIA has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Berkeley, Calif., regulation that will require sellers of cell phones to post warnings about radiation risks. The law, approved in Berkeley last month, will force retailers to post signs warning consumers of the dangers posed by cell phone wireless signals. The CTIA argues […]

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