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Businesses need mobile broadband ASAP

More mobile broadband is badly needed for U.S. companies as well as consumers. I hope that the interest of the NAB, the FCC and the CTIA sides to settle their dispute quickly leads to timely resolution so the auction can take place on schedule.

Should net neutrality rules apply equally to wireless, wireline carriers?

While it seems reasonable to treat wireline and wireless networks carriers the same when it comes to net neutrality rules for the Internet, there might be less to the controversy than meets the eye. Mobile users are much more likely to use their devices to download apps than to the surf the web. So mobile users might have settled the issue regardless of what the FCC ultimately decides.

Wireless carriers willing to unlock mobile phones for a price--literally

Five U.S. wireless carriers told the FCC they're willing bow to the pressure of customers who want their phones unlocked--but they have a few demands of their own. Chief among them, customers better be ready to pony up some cash.

Mobile app code of conduct released, but industry remains largely silent

After more than a year of negotiations, a coalition of mobile app developers and consumer advocacy groups, working under the auspices of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, released guidelines on what app developers should disclose about the data they collect on mobile users. The effort is the latest in a long series of attempts to explain to mobile users exactly what information smartphone applications are collecting about them.

CTIA survey: Large disconnect between employees, IT over BYOD

A majority of employees surveyed by Harris Interactive on behalf of the CTIA wireless trade association said that they use personal mobile devices to access work data whether their companies permits it or not.

Do you know what devices your end users are using?

It's 3 p.m. Do you know what devices your employees are using?

FCC rules for SoundBite on opt-out text message compliance

The FCC has ruled that a single opt-out text confirmation sent after a consumer drops out of a company's mobile marketing program does not violate the terms of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

CTIA trumpets 104% surge in consumer data traffic

Americans consumed more than 1.1 trillion MB of mobile data during the period stretching from July 2011 to June 2012, a 104 percent year-over-year increase, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association.

Isis, MCX, others butt heads on future of m-commerce

SAN DIEGO--CTIA President Steve Largent cited a recent Forrester study that said m-commerce sales on smartphones alone would reach 11 billion this year before blossoming to a hefty 45 billion by 2017. He then clarified that reaching that number would not be without its own challenges--a sentiment echoed by the speakers at the final keynote at the CTIA MobileCon trade show here.

StrikeForce introduces MobileTrust to thwart mobile hacking

StrikeForce Technology, a provider of software security solutions for the Web, is expanding its services to mobile with a series of apps for tablets and handsets running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.