CTIA President Steve Largent to Retire Next Year
CTIA President Steve Largent today announced that he will retire from his post when his current contract runs out at the end of 2014. Largest has led the CTIA since 2003. "I am extremely proud of the many achievements our team has accomplished over the past decade, and believe they have played a significant role in the fantastic and unparalleled growth of the U.S. wireless industry over that period of time," said Largent. "The coming year will be a busy one for CTIA, and above all else, I will ensure that there will be no impact on our efforts to secure certainty in the FCC auction process as well as successfully transition our trade shows into a new schedule." Largent said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family. The CTIA Wireless Association is the lobbying group that looks after the wireless industry's interests in Washington, D.C. The group will begin looking for a replacement immediately.
Court Says FCC's Incentive Auction Can 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.
CTIA Seeks to Stay FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal
The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a request to stay the FCC's Open Internet regulations. The regulations were published in the Federal Register on April 13 and are slated to become official policy 60 days from the publication date (on or about June 13).
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.
Buying A Used Phone? Verify It Through New CTIA Web Site
Consumers, law enforcement, and resellers now have a new way to verify if used or refurbished phones are legit. CTIA, the U.S.
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.