Coincides with Earth Day's 21st Anniversary
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association and the wireless industry recognize its responsibility to the environment and have demonstrated our commitment by implementing numerous "green" practices and programs in our own operations. This includes developing environmentally-friendly products and services and utilizing energy-conscious measures in our companies' networks and business operations. Wireless also enables businesses to be more operationally efficient by reducing paper, saving fuel and managing energy needs with the smart grid. In April's "Wonder of Wireless" (WOW) webcast and blog (http://blog.ctia.org/), CTIA features stories on how wireless technology helps organizations go "green" for the health of the planet and future generations.
There are a variety of wireless innovations that enhance energy efficiency and improve power management. In this month's Wireless at Work, CTIA takes a look at products from WYSIPS, CommScope and Wireless NRG that are making wireless devices and infrastructure more efficient.
In the April Industry Insider, Accenture Senior Manager and Co-Lead Vaibhav Parmar describes the development of smart grid technologies and how wireless is powering the communication needs of our energy future.
By implementing energy efficient operations, using recyclable materials in products and packaging and offering paperless billing, the wireless industry is committed to creating a low carbon environment. In this month's Policy Point, CTIA indentifies several examples of what the wireless industry is doing to be environmentally conscious.
Finally, this month's Wireless Lifesaver features Kyle Sparks. A Virginia Beach native, Kyle was at home one day when his mother became ill. Kyle was able to find and use a cell phone in order to call 911 and get his mother the help she needed.
To watch the April WOW webcast, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/wow/index.cfm/2011/04/.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC.
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