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December 11, 2007

CTIA: The top stories of 2007

Posted by Tricia Duryee at 11:00 AM

Today CTIA -- The Wireless Association posted its top 10 news stories of 2007 on its daily Smartbrief newsletter.

Susan Rush, the lead editor of CTIA SmartBrief, wrote:

"Innovation was the name of the game when it came to wireless in 2007, whether it was new technologies and applications appearing on handsets, or new services being introduced by the carriers. Of course a 2007 roundup would not be complete without mentioning the market entry of Apple's iPhone, which is already facing competition as carriers move to satisfy consumer demand, or Verizon Wireless' decision to open up its network. Our industry also saw data services gain in popularity, with revenue skyrocketing, thanks to increases in music, Internet and video offerings."

Here are the top 10:

1. Without further ado: The iPhone (6/29)
2. Verizon Wireless embraces open access (11/28)
3. It's official: Google goes mobile (11/6)
4. Sprint considers WiMAX sale, may seek partners (12/4)
5. Verizon Wireless announces iPhone rival: Voyager (10/3)
6. FCC unveils auction rules, delays start to Jan. 24 (10/10)
7. ITC imposes ban on phones with Qualcomm chips (6/8)
8. House approves Internet tax ban extension (10/30)
9. Amp'd Mobile calls it quits (7/23)
10. New AT&T CEO looks at the future (6/5)

Do you agree? I think some other big stuff happened this year -- Nokia getting into the services and applications side of the business; T-Mobile USA launching a fixed mobile convergence product called T-Mobile HotSpot@Home.

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