Wireless

The Commission should commit to the productivity-enhancing nature of dynamic spectrum markets by declining to adopt proposals that would reduce the number of beneficial transactions that the enhanced competition incentive program (ECIP) could otherwise deliver.
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March 21, 2022
Technology is rapidly developing across many sectors—and that is especially true with wireless technologies.
March 7, 2022
The recent interagency spat between the FAA and FCC over the rollout of 5G services in the C band was a case study in more than just bureaucratic turf wars. It shows how failure to invest in technological upgrades can leave some players looking silly while they struggle to adjust to changing times.
February 28, 2022
The Commission should commit to the productivity-enhancing nature of dynamic spectrum markets by declining to adopt proposals that would reduce the number of beneficial transactions that the enhanced competition incentive program (ECIP) could otherwise deliver.
November 9, 2021
It would be ironic and regrettable if, just as Congress passed a $1.2 billion infrastructure package, the Biden administration slows down the deployment of the wireless technology that represents the most important infrastructure for the country’s near-term future.
November 8, 2021
Standards-setting bodies for 5G technology appear to be working well, but U.S. policymakers are justifiably wary of China’s ambitions to manipulate the system. They should stay on guard and provide financial support for U.S. companies to participate.
November 1, 2021
Open Radio Access Networks (Open RANs) would define open standards and interfaces between components of wireless RANs, providing a unique opportunity to diversify the supply chain by separating today’s integrated, single-provider RAN systems into modular parts.
November 1, 2021
If high-speed mobile broadband drives productivity in normal years, then the economic benefits of increasing speeds should be even more pronounced in today’s labor market where so many jobs and services have transitioned to some level of remote work.
April 1, 2021
ITIF hosted a discussion with leading experts on how to resolve these questions and bridge the rural broadband gap once and for all.
January 4, 2021
If Washington wants to show voters that government is doing something more than simply saying no or being ideologically dug in, then lawmakers and the administration should work to advance a set of actionable technology policy measures that would grow the U.S. economy.
November 30, 2020
Fearmongers claim the 5G sky is falling: China is way ahead, and drastic measures are needed to catch up. But these claims are often based on poorly understood comparisons of 5G deployment. China’s 5G stats can paint a misleading picture if taken at face value.

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