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  • AT&T Mobility CEO: We want to connect everything to everything else

    Glenn Lurie, CEO of AT&T Mobility, said in a keynote address at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas on Thursday that his company will continue to branch out into areas far beyond traditional mobile services, including connected cars, telemedicine and numerous areas of IoT.

  • CTIA: FCC transparency guidelines 'irrational'

    The wireless industry's chief lobbying group today issued comments on part of the FCC'S Open Internet Order that went into effect last month, saying that provisions requiring better disclosure of network management, performance and pricing figures are unfair and burdensome.

  • Six net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

    One of the main arguments for the trade groups and ISPs that have filed six -- yes, six -- lawsuits against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules is that the agency violated a 69-year-old administrative procedure law in crafting the new regulations.

  • US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

    A group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation aimed at encouraging government agencies to give up their spectrum by allowing the agencies to share in the profits when the spectrum is auctioned to commercial mobile carriers.

  • Sprint and T-Mobile defend unlocking policies

    Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2885532/researcher-faults-unlocking-policies-from-sprint-and-t-mobile.html">following criticism from independent researcher Sina Khanifar</a>.

  • Tech Ad Watch: CTIA makes dumb, poorly-staged video to protest Title II

    And here I thought we were done with issue ads for at least a few more months, before the insanity of the 2016 elections really takes off. Thanks to apparent coming of Net Neutrality/Title II regulations for the wireless industry, however, CTIA has come out with this half-hearted whimper of advocacy (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2lTxLH_tsc">see video here</a> or below):

  • Big visions for 5G before the FCC

    Drones, robots, high-altitude balloons and low-altitude satellites are all envisioned to provide fifth-generation (5G) wireless connections as early as 2020, according to recent FCC filings from 55 companies, including Google, Samsung, Intel and Qualcomm.

  • Republican net neutrality proposal falls short, critics say

    A Republican net neutrality proposal in the U.S. Congress would not fully protect broadband customers because it would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from enacting new rules against selectively blocking or throttling traffic, critics said Wednesday.

  • Sprint now says it's OK with broadband reclassification

    Sprint wouldn't object to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility in order to pass strong net neutrality rules, as long as the agency applies those new regulations with a "light touch," the mobile carrier said.