CTIA Statement on High Band Spectrum Roadmap

July 14, 2017

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

“CTIA’s High Bands Roadmap provides a clear path for the FCC to finish the work started in the agency’s 2016 Spectrum Frontiers Order and would help ensure U.S. 5G leadership. The Roadmap strikes a balanced approach benefiting all stakeholders, including the satellite industry, and delivers nearly 20 gigahertz for both terrestrial and satellite licensees.  For wireless carriers, at least 15 gigahertz of that spectrum would be licensed in large contiguous blocks to support new services for Americans."

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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.