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@ CTIA: Penetration hits 96%

ORLANDO, Fla.—CTIA’s semi-annual survey of wireless operators confirmed what the industry already knows: Americans are in love with their wireless devices, and using them more and more for data connections.Some quick stats from the survey:  Wireless penetration is at 96%, up nearly 5% from...

Google's travel pursuits could hit regulatory roadblock

Google Inc. may finally be nearing its Microsoft Corp. moment — at least in terms of government interest and intrusion.Other deals for acquired companies have run up against regulatory hurdles in the past, but this time around it could be Google's ongoing pursuit of...

The RCR Ecosystem An Overview

The converging telecom and IT space is set to become a $5 trillion global business, fueled by relentless demand from individuals and businesses to be able to access information across any device at any time. The wireless/telecom/media/IT sector is growing two to five...

It’s Popeye the mobile game, toot toot!

The animated character that made spinach a mystical elixir will continue battling his arch-rival Bluto on his lasting quest to win back his sweetie for years to come, thanks to a new deal to bring the classic arcade game Popeye to the mobile environment....

ITA merges with AMTA, becomes Enterprise Wireless Alliance

WASHINGTON-Come Friday, the Industrial Telecommunications Association is set to become the Enterprise Wireless Alliance as it expands its focus and merges with the American Mobile Telecommunications Association. "New and innovative technologies that promote enterprise business productivity, the ability to compete effectively and contribute to...

Groups oppose 900 MHz apps freeze

WASHINGTON—After complaining that a subsidiary of Nextel Communications Inc. was trying to gobble up the remaining available spectrum in the 900 MHz band, the Industrial Telecommunications Association is asking the government to lift a freeze put on 900 MHz band applications. But the association...

Crosby returns to ITA, Access Spectrum ‘fine’

WASHINGTON—Mark Crosby, who left the Industrial Telecommunications Association in February 2001 to become president of Access Spectrum L.L.C., has returned as ITA's president and chief executive officer. Laura Smith is no longer with the organization. "Mark's passion for pursuing and achieving results that benefit...

Crosby returns to ITA

WASHINGTON-Mark Crosby, who left the Industrial Telecommunications Association in February 2001 to become president of Access Spectrum L.L.C., has returned as ITA's president and chief executive officer. Laura Smith is no longer with the organization."Mark's passion for pursuing and achieving results that benefit not...

Groups oppose FCC’s 900 MHz application freeze

WASHINGTON-After complaining that a subsidiary of Nextel Communications Inc. was trying to gobble up the remaining available spectrum in the 900 MHz band, the Industrial Telecommunications Association has filed a petition for reconsideration of a freeze put on 900 MHz band applications. "ITA does...

FCC freezes 900 MHz apps as it waits out 800 MHz plan

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission has frozen all applications in the 900 MHz band following complaints by the Industrial Telecommunications Association that ACI 900 Inc., a subsidiary of Nextel Communications Inc., was attempting to gobble up all of the remaining frequencies there. "Since Aug. 6,...

Smith leaves ITA, Crosby back to help

McLEAN, Va.--The Industrial Telecommunications Association, Inc. said its president and chief executive officer since February 2001, Laura L. Smith, has departed the association. Prior to becoming president, she was vice president of regulatory affairs at the association. "We wish Laura all the best...

ITA, AMTA to coordinate paging, special-emergency frequencies

WASHINGTON-The FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau said Thursday it had certified the Industrial Telecommunications Association and the American Mobile Telecommunications Association as frequency coordinators in the 929-930 MHz paging frequencies and the special-emergency frequencies below 512 MHz."After careful consideration of the information before us, we...

ITA elects Smith board chairman

WASHINGTON D.C.-The Industrial Telecommunications Association has elected F.H. "Rick" Smith of ChevronTexaco Inc. to serve as chair of the board. "I am thankful for the broad industry representation ITA brings to users of private wireless systems, and I look forward to a future that...

Trade talk collapse could hurt wireless firms

WASHINGTON-The collapse of global trade talks in Mexico could hurt exports of the wireless industry and other high-tech sectors in the United States.The Telecommunications Industry Association, which represents telecom manufacturers, said it was disappointed over the breakdown of World Trade Organization trade talks in...

Bush proposes Commerce reorg to stem trade deficit

WASHINGTON-The Bush administration, charging Chinese trade practices hurt U.S. tech firms and facing mounting criticism about layoffs heading into the 2004 election season, has proposed a further Commerce Department reorganization in hopes of reducing a $40 billion trade deficit.Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, addressing the...

Wireless vendors caught in middle of China trade debate

WASHINGTON-Congress and the Bush administration are on a collision course on China trade policy, a gathering storm with political and economic implications that could spin out of control and hurt American wireless firms that have invested considerable resources to gain a foothold in what...

Korean semiconductor firm accused of unfairly subsidizing U.S. exports

WASHINGTON-The Bush administration said Hynix Semiconductor Inc.-a manufacturer of computer chips for mobile phones and other high-tech gear-exported products to the United States that were unfairly subsidized, setting the stage for a 45-percent duty on future imports from the South Korean company. The International...

ITA postpones Private Wireless conference

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Industrial Telecommunications Association has postponed until further notice the Private Wireless Spectrum Management Conference and Exposition that was scheduled for Sept. 19-22 in Washington, D.C. For further information, contact ITA at (703) 528-5115.

ITA works to eliminate two-way radios from driver distraction legislation

WASHINGTON-The Industrial Telecommunications Association is urging that business communications that use two-way handheld radios be exempted from legislation meant to curb distracted driving."We do not believe the intent of was to restrict entities using two-way radios strictly for business purposes, but rather as...

ITA bows to FCC, supports 5-year migration to narrowband equipment

WASHINGTON-The Industrial Telecommunications Association has bowed to pressure from the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and will support a firm five-year nationwide migration to narrowband equipment."The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau strongly encouraged ITA, as an advocacy leader in the private land mobile industry, to file supplemental...

FCC opens up coordination activities in the 800, 900 MHz bands

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission last week opened up coordination of private-wireless services in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands to all frequency coordinators currently operating under 512 MHz."We told the that if it elected to open the 800 and 900 MHz band...

After 31 years, Crosby crosses from ITA to Access Spectrum

WASHINGTON-After 31 years, he's been there and done that.Now it is time for Mark E. Crosby, president of the Industrial Telecommunications Association, to leave the private-wireless advocacy group to become president of Access Spectrum L.L.C.-the entity he created and nurtured to acquire radio-frequency spectrum...

2001: A new White House, a new FCC

WASHINGTON-The Bush administration and a Republican-majority Federal Communications Commission likely will put their stamp on wireless issues in 2001, even though telecom issues are largely nonpartisan."Understand a lot of these issues are not Republican/ Democrat. They are not liberal/conservative. They are not in many...

FCC hopes to create secondary spectrum market

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday began a process that it hopes will lead to a secondary market for spectrum, and it put the private-wireless industry on notice that it might be subject to auctions if it wants additional spectrum.Secondary marketsA key policy objective...

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