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CTIA names Baker to replace Largent

Wireless trade association CTIA announced that industry veteran and former Federal Communications Commission commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker will take the reins of the trade group effective June 2. Baker will replace current CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent, who announced his retirement plans last...

Openwave Messaging Webinar: Maintenance Windows are a Thing of the Past – Delivering True 5 9s for a Modern World

Maintenance windows were originally designed to allow for downtime when the majority of users were asleep and not using the services. In today’s mobile “always on” world, maintenance windows are no longer viable. Businesses and consumers alike expect “always on”, 24x7x365 services. Users assume and demand...

RCR Wireless News' Bellevue MBB event August 2 with NW Wireless Association

RCR Wireless News is set to visit Bellevue the week of August 1 as part of our Mobile Broadband Tour and Conference series.Bellevue, which lies across Lake Washington from Seattle, is a rapidly changing city. It is currently the second largest city center in...

MTAM aims to equalize talent vacuum in mobile and create jobs

DETROIT — Linda Daichendt, a small business consultant, was frustrated a couple years back when she kept coming up empty in her quest for mobile businesses based here in her home state of Michigan. With large, national associations barely touching the state or local...

Public-safety amendment would require 700 MHz interoperability: Updated: Bill makes it out of committee this morning

Editor's Note: The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved the Spectrum Act this morning, a key step in getting more spectrum into the hands of first responders. The text of the bill, including amendments, was not available at press time. Once the...

RCR Wireless News global tour set for next week in Philadelphia

RCR Wireless News’ visit to Philadelphia is set to begin next week, bringing with it a one-day conference scheduled for June 8 as well as a visit to the city to get an update on its municipal Wi-Fi project. The RCR Wireless News Mobile...

RCR Wireless News on the ground at NYSWA conference

RCR Wireless News will be attending this week’s New York State Wireless Association Trade Show & Conference in Bolton Landing, N.Y. The event is expected to provide a chance to get a ground-level view of issues and concerns for local issues that are often...

RCA 2011: Sprint Nextel adds might to RCA

LAS VEGAS – The Rural Cellular Associations snared a significant catch getting Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) to join the association, which traditionally has catered to smaller wireless players. The move follows similar additions from MetroPCS Communications Inc. and Cincinnati Bell Wireless. RCA’s members now...

APCO approves LTE as public-safety standard

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Global Alliance has adopted LTE technology as a worldwide standard following the Federal Communication Commission's approval of a U.S. public-safety LTE request.At a recent meeting of APCO International, delegates representing public-safety communications professionals from Europe, North America,...

VTR formally enters the Association of Mobile Telephony-Chile

VTR | April 5, 2011 | Press Release April 5, 2011 .- The telecommunications company VTR joined the Association of Mobile Telephony, ATELMO, composed of the major mobile companies in Chile. VTR's decision to join was born out of their interest to participate in the agenda...

@ CTIA: FCC chairman supports data roaming, warns of 'looming spectrum crisis'

ORLANDO, Fla.—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s speech to a packed CTIA International Wireless 2011 crowd in the Day 1 keynote speech touched on mostly previously announced initiatives, but Genachowski did provide a few new hints about where he stands on data roaming; he...

DoCoMo, KT announce NFC venture

The nascent near field communication space received a much needed jolt today as Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. (DCM) announced an agreement with Korean operator KT Corp. (KT) to use the wireless technology to develop “cross-border services for mobile payments, mass-transit ticketing, promotional...

DoCoMo, KT announce NFC venture

The nascent near field communication space received a much needed jolt today as Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. (DCM) announced an agreement with Korean operator KT Corp. (KT) to use the wireless technology to develop “cross-border services for mobile payments, mass-transit ticketing, promotional...

RCR Wireless News brings global mobile broadband perspective to Dallas: RCR TV to broadcast live discussion on mobile broadband with global and local leaders

How are mobile broadband deployments impacting North Texas consumers and businesses? Join RCR Wireless News, the wireless industry news leader since 1981, online and in person Nov. 9 in Dallas to find out. RCR Wireless News is inviting community leaders to participate in...

Featured Video: Device availability, 700 MHz roaming high on Rural Cellular Association's list

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Rural Cellular Association recently instituted plans to increase its presence in the regulatory halls of Washington, D.C., that included a reorganization that saw the trade group replace its former executive director with a new CEO. RCA's new leadership announced the...

Featured Video: CTIA provides update on hot topics for wireless industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The wireless industry is in the midst of dramatic changes as consumers continue to show increased interest in cutting the cord not only on voice communications, but also for data services. This change has also brought increased scrutiny from regulators that...

Wireless remains unsettled in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While the weather this time of the year in Washington, D.C., can only be described as oppressive, the mood of the telecommunications community in the nation’s capital can best be described as ambitious. That ambition is being directly led by the...

Amid FCC survey on broadband speeds, associations quick to point out satisfaction statistic

The Federal Communications Commission is attempting to educate consumers about broadband speeds, and at the same time, is seeking comment on how mobile broadband speeds should be measured.Broadband access, including mobile broadband connections, are coming under increased scrutiny in Congress and at the FCC...

The wireless ecosystem that is Austin, Texas

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from RCR Wireless News' March Special Edition, “The Perfect Storm – A Focus on Mobile Messaging, Marketing, Content and Apps.” The 80-page special edition is now available at RCRWireless.com.More than 4,000 people are working within the wireless...

Case Study: Driving revenue with wireless services in the hospitality sector

Wireless guest Internet access is ushering in a new paradigm shift in the hospitality industry. There’s a tremendous demand for wireless access – for overnight guests, corporate use, and for conferences and trade shows. Managing that access effectively can make all the difference to...

National Broadband Plan just the starting point for future broadband discussion

The National Broadband Plan delivered to Congress today calls for another 500 megahertz of spectrum to be freed up for wireless use by 2020, as well as an auction of D-Block spectrum and greater use of unlicensed spectrum.Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski has been...

Reality Check: Mystery solved! The money-making middle mile

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.After a column a few weeks back where I took the industry to task on its poor...

The Infrastructure Ecosystem : The cornerstone for today's wireless communications networks

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in RCR Wireless News' January Special Edition Wireless Infrastructure: The Engine for Economic Recovery. Look for our March Special Edition, coming soon.Wireless networks are the cornerstone of the wireless industry. These capital-intensive investments are a key building...

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