Mobile Future

Mobile Future Statement on FCC NPRM Re: Expanded Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an NPRM exploring increased use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz

The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chair of Mobile Future:

We applaud the Commission for recognizing that designating additional spectrum to support the transition to 5G services is a competitive imperative for our nation.  We are on track to live in a world with 25 billion wirelessly connected devices by 2020, and exploring the use of new, high-frequency spectrum bands is a promising potential solution to the demand-versus-capacity challenge.  However, making available additional low- and mid-band spectrum will be another critical component of continuing U.S. leadership in 4G services and facilitating seamless access to future 5G services.