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TIA Applauds Chairman Wheeler and FCC for Advancing 3.5 GHz Band Service Rules

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TIA Applauds Chairman Wheeler and FCC for Advancing 3.5 GHz Band Service Rules

FCC Action will Open Additional Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Use and Encourage Innovation and Globalization

Arlington, VA (April 23, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the FCC for advancing service rules for the 3.5 GHz band.

“Today’s action by the FCC opens the door for new small cell technologies that will be critical to addressing the spectrum crunch, said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “By opening additional spectrum for mobile broadband use while encouraging these technologies, today’s action is a win for American consumers, technology companies, and for maintaining U.S. leadership in innovation.”

Seiffert continued, “The 3.5 GHz band is generally available around the world, and therefore holds the potential for global harmonization.  Such harmonization could allow the ICT industry to leverage economies of scale, leading to lower device costs and more rapid deployment of new small cell technologies in the U.S. and elsewhere.  Chairman Wheeler and his fellow commissioners are to be congratulated for today’s important action.”

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.

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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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