The Resounding Message of 4G
Americas: More Spectrum
Call for more spectrum submitted yesterday to the
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on
Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on
Communications & Technology
September 13 2012
BELLEVUE, Wash. – The 2nd Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference, to be held October 23-24, 2012 in Washington, D.C., will address many issues pertaining to a U.S. spectrum crunch that 4G Americas, CTIA and other prominent telecommunications organizations brought to the attention of U.S legislators on September 12, 2012 through a joint letter, in which they supported the government’s goal of 500 MHz for mobile broadband, but urged action now on reallocating cleared, paired spectrum below 3 GHz.
“Allocating more licensed internationally-harmonized spectrum for the mobile broadband industry by 2020 is critical to the U.S. economy, wireless industry and technology sector,” said Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas. “4G Americas looks forward to supporting the Americas Spectrum Management Conference to highlight the spectrum opportunities in the Americas region.”
With contributions from all of the main stakeholders at both a policy and industry level from the U.S., Canada and Latin America, the conference will offer the chance to look at best practices in areas such as increasing efficiency of spectrum band plans, incentive auctions, as well as the possible scope and benefits of deepening coordination of spectrum policy across the Americas region.
Patricia Paoletta, a specialist in telecommunications and technology policy at Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, will represent 4G Americas at the conference. Ms. Paoletta will join a distinguished panel to address the role of incentive auctions and the mobile broadband industry in the U.S. Speakers will also explore whether the FCC model can be applied in other countries across the Americas.
Tom Chinnock of Forum-Global and organizer of the conference commented, “Following the success of the inaugural conference last year, our aim is to once again provide an interactive platform for discussion between leaders in the Americas region and worldwide to discuss the latest developments affecting spectrum management policies. 4G Americas will again lend their important expertise to this discussion and we are honored by their continued support and participation.”
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About Forum Global
Forum Global, the official organizer of The Americas Spectrum Management Conference, specializes in policy focused conferences and events, providing a platform for discussion and debate on topical issues across a variety of different sectors. These events are organized with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.
Forum Global is the international arm of Forum Europe, which was founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune, and is widely recognized as the leading EU dedicated event provider.
Headed by a team of events specialists with over 19 years of experience, Forum Global works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike. Its strategic services can maintain and develop key policy networks, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated. www.forum-global.com
About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the successful commercial rollout of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies across the Americas and their place as the No. 1 technology family in the region. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices, and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org.