Archive for the ‘Spectrum & Towers’ Category
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]