This morning, the WBC and CTIA issued a press release announcing their global status report and map on the allocation of the 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz spectrum. The report shows 17 of the G-20 countries, all but Argentina, Canada and the United States, have at a minimum allocated both bands for commercial use.
The report was featured in this morning’s Politico Morning Tech. ”CTIA, along with the Wireless Broadband Coalition, wants those bands paired and reallocated for commercial use, and are looking to leverage international data to get the U.S. government on board. ‘Internationally harmonized spectrum is appealing to carriers because it reduces network development and deployment costs,’ WBC Executive Director David Taylor said in a statement. ‘Having more equipment readily available also reduces network deployment schedules. Our research clearly shows that these bands are internationally harmonized.’”
Read our press release for more information.