CTIA Statement on FCC Consideration of Advancing Use of Mid-Band Spectrum

July 13, 2017

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

“CTIA has long stressed the need for a mix of high, mid and low-band wireless spectrum to meet soaring consumer demand and deliver next generation 5G services. We applaud the Commission’s action today in proposing a Notice of Inquiry focusing on critical mid‑band spectrum which complements its recent moves to provide more spectrum for wireless consumers, including the Incentive Auction and Spectrum Frontiers proceeding.”

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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.