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Marconi-Bell Awards Recognize
Spectrum Engineering Breakthrough

The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) presented Marconi-Bell Awards to Charles Glass of the Commerce Department and Scott Harris of the law firm Harris Wiltshire & Grannis for their work in helping to negotiate an international government/industry agreement on 5GHz WiFi that was approved at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva earlier this year. The Marconi-Bell is a peer recognition award that is presented by NARTE from time to time for a major contribution to the telecommunications field that is acknowledged by peers as an extraordinary achievement. Mr. Glass represented the public sector and Mr. Harris represented the private sector in reaching a solution based on “dynamic frequency selection,” or DFS, which enables spectrum to be shared by industry and government while keeping sensitive Defense Department systems protected from interference.

NARTE Awards 12-09-2003

Pictured at the presentation on December 8th are from left to right: Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher; Charles Glass of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration; Scott Harris of Harris Wiltshire & Grannis; Deputy Secretary of Commerce Samuel Bodman; and Russell Carstensen of the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers.

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