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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "CTIA"?

The CTIA is an non-profit organization that supports the wireless industry in the United States. They loby the government on behalf of the industry as well as put on industry shows like the CTIA Wireless show in the spring and the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment show that takes place in the fall. CTIA officially stands for Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, but the group refrains from using the long form of its name these days.

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