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Cellular South Quits CTIA Over Perceived Favoritism

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Jan 20, 2010, 12:03 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today regional carrier Cellular South said that it plans to quit the CTIA trade organization, and cites favoritism as the reason. Eric Graham, Cellular South's vice president of strategic and government relations, said that time and again the CTIA has favored AT&T and Verizon Wireless on issues such as handset exclusivity, data roaming, spectrum allocation and special access privileges. Both carriers -- the nation's largest -- have only grown over the years, at the expense of smaller rivals. He added, "The writing has been on the wall for a few years now and we are convinced the voice of the smaller carrier is being ignored." John Walls, vice president of public affairs for CTIA, responded, "We have active and meaningful dialogue with carriers of all sizes. They are represented on our executive committee and our board of directors and we have opportunities for them to voice their specific concerns that we take quite seriously." The CTIA is a non-profit lobbying organization that serves as the wireless industry's voice in Washington, D.C. Cellular South is a rural carrer that operates in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. It has about 800,000 customers.

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Why doesn't this guy know by now Disrespect Jan 20, 2010, 1:57 PM
Don't go away butt hurt Cellenator Jan 20, 2010, 6:17 PM
 
 
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