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  • CTIA/FCC could outlaw cellular repeaters AKA "jammers"

    CTIA/FCC could outlaw cellular repeaters AKA "jammers"


    Got a note this morning from a concerned reader who is watching some carrier noise. Apparently some of the bigs are talking to the FCC about having cellular repeaters classed as “jammers” because they might interfere and oscillate with regular cell tower signals. tia complained to fcc about repeaters, said they were essentially jammers asked for them to be banned.
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  • Microsoft 'Mobile Device Manager' does it up remotely

    Microsoft 'Mobile Device Manager' does it up remotely

    Available the first half of next year, Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 will allow IT departments to remotely administer mobile phones, allowing them to do cool tricks like "turn off a phone’s camera and prevent the use of unauthorized messaging services." For the end user, it’ll be similar to how you’re able to connect to your workplace… Read More

  • Behind the Curtain: The Sordid World of Tech Trade Shows

    Behind the Curtain: The Sordid World of Tech Trade Shows

    It’s very rare for us tech journalists/drunks to get a chance to let you, the reading public, get a glance behind the curtain to see the surfeit of riches we feast upon nightly. Case in point: every year, at all the big shows (CES, CTIA, all the huge shows where that tech folks love) two companies, Pepcom and Showstoppers, hold little sideshows where some of the exhibitors come to… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to Latest Rules for 700 MHz Auction

    CTIA Responds to Latest Rules for 700 MHz Auction

    Yesterday the CITA – The Wireless Association responded to the latest rules regarding the upcoming 700 MHz auction. From CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent: “The FCC’s considerable deliberation over the 700 MHz auction rules has left us pleased in a number of respects and still concerned in others. Specifically, we believe the Commission has taken the appropriate approach… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary

    CTIA Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association issued a statement in response to testimony from U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications Information Administration John Kneuer. This testimony was given today during the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing “Preparing Consumer for the… Read More

  • CTIA Dispels Wireless Myths

    CTIA Dispels Wireless Myths

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association filed an ex parte communication with the Federal Communications Commission, which continues the heated dialog that the trade organization has with the FCC. According to the CTIA the purpose of the ex parte communication is to refute myths that European wireless users enjoy better service, choice or pricing than American consumers. Among the… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to Google

    CTIA Responds to Google

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association responded to Google’s letter to the Federal Communication Commission. President and CEO Steve Largent issued this statement: “The veil has been lifted. Google’s letter to the FCC this morning highlights the Internet giant’s scheme to have the 700 MHz auction rigged with special conditions in its favor. If Google is willing… Read More

  • CTIA’s 2007 Technology Fair

    CTIA’s 2007 Technology Fair

    If you’re around Washington, DC tomorrow you might want to head to Capitol Hill for the CTIA’s 2007 Wireless Technology & Reception. This event will highlight recent advancements in wireless technology. It will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer on Thursday, July 19th, 3pm until 7pm. Representatives from various wireless companies, along with senators and members… Read More

  • CTIA – The Wireless Association Letter to FCC

    CTIA – The Wireless Association Letter to FCC

    Yesterday the CTIA – The Wireless Association, sent a letter to the FCC. This letter, which was signed by approximately 139 small and regional wireless operators, expresses the wireless operators’ opinions on the open access conditions that the FCC is considering in its 700MHz service rules. Read More

  • CTIA Calls for Veto of ITC Chip Ban

    CTIA Calls for Veto of ITC Chip Ban

    Today the CTIA-The Wireless Association president and CEO Steve Largent has issued a statement in response to a new report by The Brattle Group. The report indicates that the International Trade Commission (ITC) order banning the importation of new broadband wireless devices will cause up to $21.1 billion in economic harm to American consumers and product producers. Steve Largent’s… Read More

  • CTIA: Text To Save Lives

    CTIA: Text To Save Lives

    In case you missed it this past week was National Wireless Safety Week, and the CTIA-The Wireless Association, and the wireless industry, wants to remind Americans that texting can help save a life. The Wireless AMBER Alert initiative is a good example of how text messages can be used to help others. “Last year, 158 billion text messages were sent in the U.S. alone, which is up 95%… Read More

  • Video of the iPhone at CTIA: Hilarious Exec Blathers and Blathers

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3400073860479433164&hl=en Corporate dudes, please don’t try to be funny. It never works and you just end up looking silly. Take this guy at CTIA. He’s going on and on about how much the iPhone will change human history like it’s the wheel. Then he mentions a bunch of no-good punk kids and how they wanted him to “pull… Read More

  • HTC Goes CDMA, GSM Not SOL, We P&L, From CTIA

    One thing the GSM camp in America has always had over the CDMA camp was smartphones: there were simply more of them. This was largely due to one manufacturer, HTC, who’s Windows Mobile-base smartphones were rebadged concurrently by both T-Mobile and Cingular (now the new AT&T *insert jingle*). But things change, CDMA friends. If you’re on Verizon or Sprint (poor thing) then… Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook Video Interview from CTIA

    This is a bit long, but Vincenct from Slashgear was nice enough to film me talking with the folks at Panasonic Toughbooks. Check out my double chin! Read More

  • HTC Libra: Quasi-QWERTY Quaint Smartphone

    More news from CTIA. HTC, purveyors of all things Windows Mobile 5, has announced yet another smartphone. This one, called the Libra, is similar to HTC’s familiar sliding-keyboard smartphones (T-Mobile’s MDA, for example), except that it’s closer in size to their candybar-style phones. Indeed, next to the 4:3 screen (320 x 240?) on the face is a regular cellphone-style keypad… Read More

  • Samsung IP-830w Confirmed

    Samsung IP-830w Confirmed

    As we mentioned before, we got a chance to look at the Sprint International Smart Device, the Samsung IP-830w, yesterday. It’s a CDMA/GSM smartphone with Windows Mobile and EVDO. It’s pretty hefty, but it’s a real world phone and includes a Sprint SIM card that has roaming agreements with multiple international GSM carriers. Read More

  • Samsung IP-830w Confirmed

    Samsung IP-830w Confirmed

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/GSM smartphone with Windows Mobile and EVDO. It's pretty hefty, but it's a real world phone and includes a Sprint SIM card that has roaming agreements with multiple international GSM carriers. Read More

  • CTIA 2006 Coverage: Morons – FIGHT!

    CTIA 2006 Coverage: Morons – FIGHT!

    For your enjoyment, a recreation of the noble and traditional art of Japanese Sumo as performed by two drunken fools. Read More

  • State of the CTIA Union

    State of the CTIA Union

    Hidey Ho. It’s about 3pm in LA right now and we’re winding down from a whirlwind of meetings that started early this morning. Add in the Apple announcements – meh except for the iTV – and the Crunchsters are beat! Read More

  • CTIA In, What Some Would Consider, Da' House

    CTIA In, What Some Would Consider, Da' House


    Howdy. I’m just heading out for the show, trying to make it out to a Palm announcement at 10am and still give you guys some liveblogging. If you’re at the show, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email at john @t crunchgear dooter com.
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