Most OTA actions up to the present are not firmware but data. Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA), which transmits new phone operating software, is a recent introduction. OTA is also used to refer to device provisioning activity over the network.
OTA downloading of content
One sentence says: "...central location can send an Update to all the Users; who are unable to refuse, defeat, or alter that Update..." Next sentence says: "...A User could "refuse" OTA but the "Channel Manager" could also kick them off the Channel..." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:43, 13 October 2014 (UTC)