Commercial operators want underutilized spectrum

December 2009
Urgent Communications;Dec2009, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports on a proposal by the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) that all forms of spectrum bands be allocated to commercial mobile operators. CTIA stressed that much of the government-owned spectrum is underutilized. The article cites that the most interesting is probably the Association's renewed attack on the satellite industry. Also discussed is the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) ruling which gives rights to satellite providers to offer simultaneous satellite.


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