Wireless on the Web
February 1, 2001
The web site belonging to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is a good place to learn about all things wireless.
The association aims to be “the pre-eminent source of input to government policy and public opinion, on behalf of the wireless communications industry in Canada.” This means you will find a good deal of governmental, regulatory and issues-related information on this site, in addition to a host of information on wireless products, services, safety — and the industry in general.
The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) is an international organization that represents all elements of wireless communication and serves the interests of service providers, manufactures and others.
Founded in 1984, the CTIA represents its members in a dialogue with policy makers in the Executive Branch, in the Federal Communications Commission, and in Congress. CTIA’s industry committees provide leadership in the area of taxation, roaming, safety, regulations, fraud and technology.
Visit the association’s site for information on wireless health concerns, testing and certification, and the association’s own anti-fraud program.
The Wireless Information Resource Centre (WIRC) is an independent non-profit organization that aims to provide up-to-date, impartial and objective information about research on the health effects of wireless technology.
The WIRC’s web site can provide you with the latest wireless studies and research, in addition to important information on health issues and valuable links to related sites.
The Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA) is a wireless communications association dedicated to advancing seamless global communications through marketing, public policy expertise, events and educational programs.
The PCIA’s web site is chock full of the latest wireless news, technology, events, regulations, studies and research.
Together with its partner organizations across the country, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) represents 1,300 companies in the computing and telecommunications hardware, software, services and electronic content sectors. ITAC’s mission is to identify and lead on issues that affect the industry and to advocate a variety of initiatives.
The ITAC’s web site provides a good overview of the association’s efforts. It features policy and regulatory information, in addition to a library of relevant documents and a helpful FAQs section.
Looking for more information on wireless technologies? Here are some great places to start…