CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the FCC's NPRM for AWS

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) release of its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS), CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann said:

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"It's encouraging the FCC is moving forward with its Advanced Wireless Services NPRM. The spectrum blocks identified by Congress in the 2012 Spectrum Act can play a critical role in meeting demand for mobile broadband, and we are pleased that the Commission has set a goal of clearing and allocating these bands for exclusive commercial use. We look forward to reviewing the FCC's proposal details and working with the Commission and NTIA to ensure the timely action and appropriate pairings that are essential to maintaining the global leadership of the fueling the U.S. mobile broadband ecosystem and to achieving the goals of Congress."

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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