4G Americas Applauds Confirmation of Mike O’Rielly as FCC Commissioner
BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 30 2013
4G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, including LTE, congratulates Mike O’Rielly on the confirmation of his nomination as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner. Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm President Obama’s nomination of O’Rielly to fill the FCC’s vacant Commissioner seat.
Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas stated, “With Mike’s decades of experience in both the House and Senate, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the FCC on communications policy, particularly in the area of broadband spectrum auctions.” Pearson added, “4G Americas applauds Mike on his appointment and we look forward to working with Commissioner O’Rielly and the rest of the Commission on bringing more spectrum to the market through auctions.”
About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the successful commercial rollout of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies across the Americas and their place as the No. 1 technology family in the region. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org.
4G Americas' Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, AT&T, BlackBerry, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Gemalto, HP, Mavenir, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Openwave Mobility, Qualcomm, Rogers, T-Mobile USA and Telefónica.