While the FCC has been taking steps as of late to streamline the approval process for installing new small cells and DAS, CTIA is asking the commission to make further modifications to the rules.
The GSMA will partner with CTIA on a new industry trade event beginning next year in the U.S. in an effort to bring a more global flavor to the industry's largest American show.
CTIA released a new report outlining the importance of high-band spectrum for 5G in an effort to spur the FCC to free up "thousands of new MHz" of the airwaves.
The FCC scored a big win this morning when a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court upheld the legal authority behind its Open Internet Order, which defines rules for net neutrality. The decision is a blow to the wireless carriers and cable TV providers that brought the suit against the FCC, although the battle is far from over.
CTIA struck back against the FCC's proposed privacy rules for Internet service providers-- including mobile network operators-- saying the Commission is overstepping its bounds and considering regulations that are "overbroad and harmful."
American mobile users ate through 9.6 trillion MB of data last year, more than doubling the 4.1 trillion MB of data they consumed in 2014, according CTIA's latest annual report on the wireless industry.
CTIA said it wants to be a database administrator for the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band, despite the association's concerns about how the FCC's new rules around the band might interfere with licensed operations in nearby bands.
The nation's five largest mobile carriers are backing an initiative that would help them to share information and fix network outages during disasters and other emergencies.
CBS's 60 Minutes created something of a stir over the weekend when it reported on a vulnerability in the worldwide mobile exchange system that continues to allow hackers to access others' wireless data using nothing but a phone number. But if U.S. operators are terrified about any dangers the flaw may represent to their customers, they don't seem to be showing it.
CTIA is fighting a Republican effort to impose a hard budget cap on Lifeline, a federal subsidy program for fixed-line and mobile phones that was recently expanded to cover broadband service.