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4G to 5G Networks Lead to Continued U.S. Economic Benefits: January WOW Wireless at Work

As 4G and LTE technology continue to develop and wireless carriers invest billions into their networks, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker talks about the future of 5G technology and its economic impact on the U.S.

Spectrum: The Key to our Mobile Connected Lives: January WOW Policy Point

While wireless companies are spending billions of dollars on network improvements, the wireless industry will need more access to spectrum to keep up with the incredible demand for wireless services.

More Spectrum and Smarter Policy Needed Says FCC: January WOW Insider Interview

Overseeing the upcoming broadcast incentive auction, Gary Epstein, FCC’s Chair of the Incentive Auction Task Force talks about the need for more spectrum and smarter spectrum policy.

CTIA Response to President Obama’s Announcement on Broadband

Following President Obama’s announcement on broadband, I said: “CTIA applauds President Obama’s recognition that broadband drives economic growth and supports innovation. Today’s remarks, however, failed to acknowledge that America’s wireless consumers already benefit every day from the dynamic, competitive market that the President seeks, with more than 8 out of 10 Americans having access to […]

CTIA Statement After the December FCC Open Meeting

Following the FCC’s December Open Meeting, I said: “Spectrum is key to the continued success of the mobile wireless ecosystem in the U.S., which is why the 600 MHz auction procedures must be structured in a way to provide bidders in the forward auction with transparency and confidence. We look forward to reviewing the details of […]

AWS-3: A Major Down Payment on a Bright Wireless Future … And the Bidding Continues!

Yesterday marked the opening of Stage 2 of the Federal Communications Commission’s AWS-3 auction, and is an opportune moment to examine what has already become the highest-revenue generating auction in the 20-year history of the FCC’s spectrum auction program. The AWS-3 auction – also known as Auction 97 – has been peppered with record-breaking moments, […]

AWS-3 Auction Success: Reserve Price Met

Yesterday was a banner day for ensuring the continued leadership of America in mobile broadband services. The FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction blew past the $10.07 billion reserve price for the spectrum licenses in just 4 days of bidding. Last reported, the auction has so far received more than 800 bids, and provisional bids reached more than $16.4 […]

AWS-3 Auction 101

Tomorrow, the FCC takes an important step toward our mobile future when it begins the AWS-3 Auction (or Auction 97) which will make available 65 MHz of prime spectrum to be used for mobile broadband services. The AWS-3 Auction is the first major spectrum auction since 2008, when the FCC auctioned conducted the 700 MHz […]

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