Spectrum Policy: The View From the FCC. David Furth Associate Bureau Chief Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC . National Spectrum Managers Association Rosslyn, VA May 24, 2005. Wireless Migration. Wireless providers are key competitors across voice, data, and video services:
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David FurthAssociate Bureau ChiefWireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
National Spectrum Managers Association
May 24, 2005
Wireless providers are key competitors across voice, data, and video services:
Compared to Interstate Wireline Minutes
Americans now spend more time talking on their cell phones than their wireline phones. This familiarity with wireless is likely to help drive demand for wireless broadband.
Interstate Wireline MinutesWireless-Wireline Substitution -- US
Wireless is one of many technologies currently used by consumers to access the Internet at high speeds. High speed lines are over 200 kbps in at least one direction.Is Wireless the Third Broadband “Pipe”?
Mobile & FixedSatellite
Cellular & PCS
(3 kHz - 3 GHz)
Analog & Digital
Amateur & CB Radio
Subscriber growth, system capacity constraints, new technology requirements create demand for more bandwidth, but vacant spectrum below 3 GHz (“beachfront property” for mobile) is very scarce in US