CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the NTIA’s Spectrum Report
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — After the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released its spectrum report, CTIA-The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent said:
“While we are eager to read the report, we are happy to learn that NTIA concludes that they will be able to repurpose the 1755 to 1850 MHz bands. This hard work and commitment from Assistant Secretary Strickling and NTIA aligns with President Obama’s June 2010 memorandum that sought to make 500 MHz of spectrum available for broadband wireless services and the FCC’s conclusion that we need to make available 300 MHz for commercial mobile broadband use within the next three years. We look forward to seeing the maximum amount of this spectrum cleared as soon as possible.
“As CTIA has consistently argued, the immediate focus should be on the 1755-1780 MHz band, recognizing that limited government operations may remain in the band beyond the near-term. We will be significantly concerned if NTIA’s efforts to clear the 1755-1780 portion of the band remain in limbo until relocation of all of the operations in the entire 1755-1850 MHz band can be completed. Moving forward with 1755-1780 MHz, which has a natural AWS 3 pairing identified in the recent spectrum legislation, should be of paramount importance for NTIA and the Administration. We look forward to working with NTIA and incumbent government agencies to meet the President’s stated spectrum goals.”
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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