CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the FCC's Adoption of the Wireless Communications Services in the 2.3 GHz Band

Oct 17, 2012, 12:11 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the Federal Communications Commission's adoption of an Order on Reconsideration revising the rules for Wireless Communications Services (WCS) in the 2.3 GHz Band, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Guttman-McCabe released the following statement:

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"CTIA is pleased that Chairman Genachowski and the Commissioners are taking steps to facilitate the deployment of mobile broadband services in the Wireless Communications Service band. Freeing up underutilized spectrum is a critical component in the effort to meet the rapidly-escalating demand for mobile broadband services. Whether through removing regulatory barriers or clearing underutilized spectrum in bands that can be used for mobile services, delivering additional spectrum for mobile broadband allows the U.S. wireless industry to invest billions of dollars every year and deploy world-leading networks, resulting in significant economic benefits for U.S. consumers and businesses."

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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