3G Wireless

"WIRELESS" INTERNET: What the 3G Challenge Means for U.S. Competitiveness
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will hold a government-industry meeting on Third Generation wireless systems January 17.

Press Release: Gregory L. Rohde, assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), said that today's release of the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a major development in the Administration's plan to make sufficient spectrum available for 3rd generation wireless services.

FCC's press release

Posted 01-04-01

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration held its second government-industry meeting on Third Generation wireless systems on December 1.

NTIA has created an open electronic-mail discussion forum on issues pertaining to the identification of radio spectrum for third generation wireless systems in the United States.

Instructions for subscribing to the 3G listserv

NTIA has released an interim report on availability of spectrum for third generation wireless deployment. [Press Release]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released its own interim report, available at http://www.fcc.gov/3G/


Other resource material:

  1. Statements by Assistant Secretary Greg Rohde and other participants in October 13 conference call on 3G policy.
  2. President Clinton's October 13, 2000 Executive Memorandum on Advanced Mobile Communications/Third Generation Wireless Systems
  3. President Clinton's October 13, 2000 Statement on Advanced Mobile Communications/Third Generation Wireless Systems
  4. Council of Economic Advisors White Paper, "The Economic Impact of Third-Generation Wireless Technology." Available in .pdf format at http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/CEA/html/whitepapers.html


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