CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the FCC NPRM on In-Flight Wireless

Dec 12, 2013, 13:33 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please attribute the following to CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann:

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"While we recognize that there will be passionate discussion and debate by people about whether, when and how to use wireless devices on airplanes, the Commission correctly determined the first necessary step is to investigate whether or not it is technically feasible to operate devices without causing harmful interference to avionics or to wireless networks on the ground. CTIA looks forward to participating in that technological discussion in a robust way in order to help inform the Commission's decision, including weighing in on the proper way to manage potential interference into wireless carrier networks. CTIA also will carefully evaluate the FCC's proposals for spectrum licensing and for safeguarding the rights of existing licensees. We believe the Commission's decision to initiate a proceeding on the technical aspects will create a great opportunity for all sides to carefully consider these issues."

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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