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TIA Spectrum Policy Forum Part II: Follow-Up Panel Notes Real-World Progress at TIA 5G Policy Forum

A group of industry experts provided updates on market and technology developments related to 5G deployment at the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) June 21 Policy Forum, “Federal Spectrum Policy for the 5G Era” in Washington, DC. Moderated by Dileep Srihari, TIA’s Senior Policy Counsel & Director of Government affairs, the panel followed a keynote address […]

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Regulatory Wireless

TIA Spectrum Policy Forum Part I: NTIA Chief Redl Cites “Creative Collaboration” Between Industry & Government As Key To Efficient Use of Spectrum for 5G

“The days of redeploying spectrum from one use to another are over, for the most part,” according to David Redl, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. “There are no more easy and relatively painless relocations we can do.” Instead, Redl, who heads Commerce’s National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA), pointed to the development of […]

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Alan Weissberger

ITU-R Progresses LTE Advanced and WiMax 2.0 as 4G RAN standards

Introduction: Did you think the version of LTE being deployed this year and next (3GPP Release-8) and Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) were 4G technologies?  They're actually both 3G technologies which are included in ITU-R M.1457-9 Detailed specifications of the terrestrial radio interfaces of International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). In reality, it's the ITU-R's IMT Advanced family of recommendations that […]