Press Release, Statement
March 13, 2019
CTIA Statement on 24 GHz Auction .
“The Federal Communications Commission began looking at the 24 GHz band five years ago and put rules in place more than a year ago. During that time the Commission conducted an exhaustive review of all factors, consulted all relevant agencies, and balanced interests appropriately. An auction delay will not change the outcome of that review. It will have the sole effect of risking America’s global technology leadership by slowing down the deployment of next-generation 5G networks.”
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.