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TIA Asks FCC to Revise the 700 MHz Public Safety Narrowbanding Order to Reflect Product Development Process

Arlington, Va. (Jan. 6, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, filed a petition for reconsideration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking that the 700 MHz Public Safety Narrowbanding Order be revised to reflect that at the time a manufacturer submits to the FCC a device for type approval it may not yet be feasible or possible to have completed yet all the requirements for Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) certification.

TIA stressed that it strongly supports the CAP compliance program in order to give licensees information regarding the basis for vendor assertions that equipment is interoperable and complies with Project 25 standards.

However, TIA said the FCC should “amend the Commission's rules to more fully reflect the product development process in which devices are mature enough for submission for FCC type acceptance before CAP certification testing is feasible.”

Read TIA's petition for reconsideration at this link.

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