Category: Associations

Survey: Rural customers long for latest devices

A new survey conducted by Current Analysis and commissioned by the Competitive Carriers Association found that rural customers are actively shopping for the latest mobile devices and corresponding higher rate plans that typically accompany such devices. The survey, which included a Web survey of the heads of approximately 400 rural households, found that 80% of [...]

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RTG, Union Wireless, partners announce LTE data roaming initiative

Looking to further the contentious issue of LTE roaming, the Rural Telecommunications Group unveiled a program dubbed the LTE Roaming initiative designed to offer roaming capabilities for rural operators. The initiative is launching with the help of rural operator Union Wireless and a half-dozen platform providers. Those platform providers seem to indicate what form the [...]

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CCA fall event set to tackle competitive, regulatory issues

CCA fall event set to tackle competitive, regulatory issues

The Competitive Carrier Association’s fall event is just around the corner, with wireless operators big and small set to descend on Las Vegas to compare notes on the current competitive and operational environment. According to CCA President and CEO Steve Berry, three big issues continue to be at the forefront of the trade organization’s efforts, [...]

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TIA handicaps spectrum initiatives

TIA handicaps spectrum initiatives

Spectrum is a source the wireless industry cannot get enough of. With consumer demand for wireless services on an ever-increasing track, wireless carriers and equipment providers are constantly on the lookout for new spectrum resources. Danielle Coffey, VP of government affairs at TIA, provided insight into how the organization views the government’s current plans to [...]

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NATE names Cipov first chairwoman

NATE names Cipov first chairwoman

The National Association of Tower Erectors named Pat Cipov chairwoman of the trade organization, the first female named to that position in NATE’s 18-year history. Cipov will replace current chairman Jim Coleman, who is stepping down to assume the position of SVP of a new organization resulting from the merger of Sabre and MUTI. Cipov [...]

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GSMA report highlights U.S. superiority in mobile broadband

GSMA report highlights U.S. superiority in mobile broadband

To the surprise of few on this side of the pond, the GSMA released a report today stating the current superiority of the United States in deploying and monetizing mobile broadband markets in relation to operators across Europe. The report, “Mobile Wireless Performance in the EU and U.S.,” notes that Europe’s once leadership position in [...]

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Four inductees set for Wireless Hall of Fame

Four inductees set for Wireless Hall of Fame

The Wireless History Foundation announced four individuals set to be inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame at an Oct. 15 event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. That event will be just ahead of wireless trade association CTIA’s MobileCon event. This year’s inductees include George Schmitt, Kris Rinne, Mark Warner and Craig [...]

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GSA updates LTE, HSPA, W-CDMA charts; FDD-LTE, 1.8 GHz still dominates

GSA updates LTE, HSPA, W-CDMA charts; FDD-LTE, 1.8 GHz still dominates

The Global mobile Suppliers Association updated its vast inventory on tracking the worldwide mobile broadband market, unveiling updated charts tracking deployments of W-CDMA, HSPA+ and LTE networks across various spectrum bands. The updates include a look at the evolution to LTE; the global LTE market using the 1.8 GHz band; the global market using TDD-LTE; [...]

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PCIA moves 2014 trade show to spring

PCIA moves 2014 trade show to spring

The game of musical chairs among trade shows continued today as PCIA announced it was moving its annual get together from its traditional fall date to the spring for next year. This year’s PCIA event is scheduled for Oct. 7-10 in Hollywood, Fla., while the 2014 event will take place May 19-22 in Orlando, Fla. [...]

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DAS Forum spreads focus, now HetNet Forum

DAS Forum spreads focus, now HetNet Forum

Looking to expand its reach into the growing heterogeneous networks space, The DAS Forum announced this morning that it will be changing its name to the HetNet Forum. The news comes the day of the DAS Forum event being held in New Orleans, which RCR Wireless News will be covering from the event. “The move [...]

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