WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement should be attributed to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President & CEO Meredith Attwell Baker:
"The Spectrum Pipeline Act is an important first step forward in meeting the wireless industry's long-term need for additional spectrum by directing the auction of 30 MHz of spectrum below 3 GHz and requiring the FCC and NTIA to identify an additional 100 MHz of spectrum that can be made available for commercial use. In addition, important process and research reforms were included that will improve federal spectrum management. We appreciate the efforts of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee and the Administration to achieve these objectives.
"As other countries around the world are allocating large paired blocks of spectrum for future broadband needs, it is disappointing that we were not able to do more now to meet Americans' demands for 5G and the Internet of Things. It is incumbent on all of us to redouble our efforts to identify hundreds of MHz of additional spectrum to meet Americans future demand for mobile services so that America can remain the world leader in wireless."
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America's competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry's leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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