|3G Americas Applauds Commerce Department's Spectrum Initiatives|
Posted: 26-Jun-2004 [Source: 3G Americas]
[3g Americas supports Commerce Department directed initiatives regarding deployment of wireless broadband and the pending spectrum relocation bill.]
Bellevue, WA -- 3G Americas, a wireless trade organization representing the GSM family of technologies, applauded the National Telecommunications & Information Administration's (NTIA) recently released reports on national spectrum policy, as announced in a speech by President Bush on June 24th. In his speech, the President noted the goals of the reports - to keep America on the edge of technical innovation, with one of the means being the deployment of wireless broadband. He also urged Congress to quickly pass the pending spectrum relocation bill.
Chris Pearson, President of 3G Americas commented, "3G Americas applauds the Commerce Department's focus on deploying wireless broadband and for recognizing the need to increase predictability and certainty for incumbent spectrum users." He added "3G Americas supports efficient use of spectrum and the rights of the cellular industry incumbents who are currently using that spectrum in the utmost efficient manner. 3G Americas also shares the Administration's goal of facilitating relocation of existing users through swift passage of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act."
3G Americas' Board Member companies look forward to working with the President's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee on encouraging innovation and new technologies that will benefit customers throughout the world. Recently, 3G Americas published a technical analysis of the issues surrounding spectrum allocations for licensed and unlicensed wireless technologies. The public document, 3G Americas Technical Analysis and Position Paper on the Regulatory Issues Between Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum (www.3gamericas.org) outlines specific recommendations for ensuring the healthy development of the wireless industry as we deal with the complexities of implementing broadband licensed and unlicensed wireless technologies in limited spectrum.
Pearson stated, "There are significant challenges as well as opportunities in the wireless industry as we consider all of the issues affecting spectrum management policy such as incumbent rights, new innovation, economic growth, spectral efficiency, and global security. Thus, NTIA's spectrum management recommendations are a step forward as we will have both the private and public sector involved in outlining solutions."
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