CTIA-The Wireless Association®'s Statement in Response to the FCC's 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report

Mar 22, 2013, 15:07 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the release of the 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report by the FCC, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement:

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"A cursory glance of the FCC's 16th Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report, released late last night, reveals a wealth of data that clearly highlights the innovation, investment and competition that epitomizes the U.S. mobile wireless ecosystem. We believe that a clear-eyed assessment of the level of investment, network deployment, world-leading operating systems, devices, applications and services conclusively demonstrates the value and benefits that consumers and businesses receive from the U.S. wireless industry. In this respect, we regret the Commission missed an opportunity, again, to make a finding about the robust level of competition that consumers enjoy in the U.S. We look forward to a more thorough review of this report, which we believe will show the many innovative ways – from connected health to mobile education to intelligent transportation – that the wireless ecosystem continues to work for Americans and the U.S. economy."

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, D.C.

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