BELLEVUE, Wash. – August 8, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau facilitated small cell siting, helping to roll-out of 4G and 5G networks. The FCC signed an agreement with its regulator partners to streamline historic preservation review for small facility deployments across the U.S. that do not adversely impact historic sites and locations. The agreement was signed by the FCC, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO).
5G Americas – the Voice for 5G and LTE in the Americas – has long advocated for streamlining processes and removing barriers for wireless infrastructure deployments. Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, stated, “Densification of networks is a key ingredient for mobile broadband evolution in both 4G and 5G networks.” Pearson continued, “The FCC cell siting agreement announced today is a step in the right direction. By removing regulatory delay, the agreement will ultimately increase mobile capabilities for Americans.”
About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technology and its evolution beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and officially announced the change of the organization’s name from 4G Americas on February 12, 2016. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org. Follow our news on Twitter at @5GAmericas and Facebook at www.facebook.com/5gamericas.
5G Americas' Board of Governors members include: América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Kathrein, Mitel, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Telefónica.