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TIA Applauds FCC Actions to Facilitate Next-Generation Wireless Deployment
Arlington, Va. (Oct. 17, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for taking several actions to promote next-generation wireless deployment.
These actions are critical to ensuring that the U.S. maintains its position of global leadership in broadband deployment and in the development of next-generation wireless technologies.
First, TIA supports the FCC's actions to improve wireless facilities siting policies. The new rules adopted today will help reduce delays and eliminate regulatory obstacles that currently impede the deployment of small cells and distributed antenna system (DAS) technologies. These changes will directly lead to the faster rollout of new networks and technologies, improved broadband service quality, and lower costs for consumers.
Second, TIA thanks the FCC for beginning a wide-ranging inquiry regarding potential uses of the millimeter-wave spectrum above 24 GHz. Millimeter-wave technologies are being rapidly developed by the ICT industry, and other countries are moving ahead to facilitate deployments. TIA looks forward to working with the FCC to identify ways to harness the potential of this spectrum for mobile broadband, while also ensuring that current users of this spectrum are appropriately protected.
TIA looks forward to continuing its work with the FCC on these important issues.
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.