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TIA Announces White Paper on Spectrum Sharing; Offers Specific Recommendations for Policymakers

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TIA Announces White Paper on Spectrum Sharing; Offers Specific Recommendations for Policymakers
White Paper Explores Current and Proposed Funding Sources for Spectrum Research
 
ARLINGTON, VA (December 10, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced the release of a new white paper, “Spectrum Sharing Research and Development.”  TIA developed the white paper as part of its ongoing effort to find innovative ways of meeting the nation’s increasing demand for more available spectrum.
 
As America’s wireless usage quickly grows, policymakers and industry leaders are beginning to explore new solutions to share spectrum. To encourage and assist in this effort, TIA’s white paper on spectrum sharing reviews current and proposed sources of R&D funding for spectrum research, and identifies some specific R&D areas that hold potential for rapidly advancing spectrum sharing technology.
 
In the paper, TIA says, “Wireless broadband growth is one of the nation’s largest economic drivers, and the need for spectrum will only increase in the coming years. Investment in innovative spectrum technologies is therefore essential to maintaining U.S. economic leadership…Spectrum sharing technologies hold great promise, but a significant and sustained research and development effort is required to help move many of these technologies into the mainstream. By modernizing the foundations of the research ecosystem and focusing R&D efforts in priority areas, Congress and the Administration can work in partnership with industry to ensure that the future for spectrum remains a bright one.”
 
The white paper includes eleven recommendations to assist in guiding actions by policymakers in Congress and the Administration, and serves as a blueprint for spectrum sharing R&D activities in academia, industry, and elsewhere.  Several of TIA’s recommendations include:
 
·         The White House and funding agencies should continue to seek opportunities to administratively target research funding towards spectrum sharing R&D.
 
·         To achieve transformational advances in spectrum sharing R&D that will yield economic benefits several times over, Congress should provide significant additional funding for spectrum sharing research.
 
·         Policymakers should facilitate the development of globally harmonized spectrum sharing access technologies.
 
Spectrum Sharing Research and Development is being launched in conjunction with TIA’s CTO Council Roundtable in Austin, Texas from December 10-11.
 
To read the complete Spectrum Sharing Research and Development white paper click here.
 
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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