BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 2, 2017 – 5G Americas applauds the confirmation of Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai to a new five-year term. 5G Americas has appreciated Chairman Pai’s regulatory philosophy and understanding of the competitive market dynamics in mobile wireless as the industry progresses toward 5G. In particular, 5G Americas is encouraged by Chairman Pai’s vision of the importance of 5G to operators, manufacturers and all U.S. citizens. Chairman’s Pai’s openness and leadership -- on wireless, public safety and broadband issues – will help ensure the U.S. continues to lead on 5G readiness. 5G Americas congratulates the Senate for their confirmation of Chairman Pai.
Chairman Pai has a long-standing history with telecommunications policy, telecommunications law and the FCC. He has served at the FCC as a Commissioner from 2012 to 2017 and then as Chairman since January of 2017. Before serving at the FCC he was a senior Senate counsel, practiced communications law, and was the FCC Deputy General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and Special Advisor to the General Counsel from 2007-2011.
Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas commented, “5G Americas congratulates Chairman Pai for his confirmation to a new five-year term. Mobile wireless is an important foundational technology for U.S. citizens and we look forward to continuing to engage with Chairman Pai on technological opportunities as we progress to future 5G networks.”
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. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org.
5G Americas' Board of Governors members include: América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Kathrein, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Telefónica.
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