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Request for Comments on Proposals and Positions for the 2020 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly

May 08, 2020

NTIA is seeking comments and recommendations on priorities that advance international communications and information policies at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Additionally, NTIA seeks input from stakeholders and interested parties on its proposals and positions on matters that will be addressed at the 2020 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA– 2020) of the ITU.


Celebrating 2019 Successes in 5G, Broadband, Security and Public Safety

December 30, 2019

As we close the books on 2019, NTIA took stock of strides made in the past year on key Administration priorities. Topping the list is our work to make spectrum available for 5G, including completing engineering work to put critical mid-band spectrum to use in the 3.5 GHz band. NTIA also is proud of our work with government partners to enhance broadband connectivity, improve technology equipment in 911 call centers, and secure networks from cyber threats.

Ensuring U.S. Leadership in 5G, Broadband Opportunities

NTIA took a number of steps to support the Administration’s goal to advance 5G leadership and expand broadband connectivity around the country. We worked with the Department of Commerce to take stock of our spectrum assets and plan for future needs. Nearly 5.9 gigahertz of spectrum has been made available for licensed wireless services, including 5G, according to our report on efforts to re-purpose spectrum for commercial use.

We were excited to see the long-awaited initial commercial deployments of broadband wireless services in the 3.5 GHz band, after years of groundbreaking engineering work and testing by NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management and the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences.


NTIA Letter to FCC Regarding Ligado Application

December 9, 2019
IB Docket Nos. 11-109 and 12-340

NTIA submits materials for consideration by the Commission in addressing the license modification applications of Ligado Networks, as amended. This letter and its enclosures are provided for inclusion in the record of this application proceeding pursuant to Section 103(b )(2)(J) of the NTIA Organization Act, as amended. 

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