CTIA Statement on FCC Move to Explore Mid-Band Spectrum for Wireless Use

August 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following statement to CTIA® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Scott Bergmann.

“We applaud the FCC for exploring how the wireless industry can use mid-band spectrum to meet growing consumer and business demand for mobile services. Mid-band spectrum is key to unlocking the economic benefits that will flow from the next generation of wireless networks and today’s vote is an important step toward securing America’s leadership in 5G.”

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CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.