Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission

NTIA Announces Formation of Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership

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The Department of Commerce’s (DOC) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced the creation of a program to facilitate sharing of information on supply chain-related security risks with communications service providers and equipment suppliers.

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FCC Declares Huawei, ZTE as Threats to National Security; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) public safety and homeland security bureau has designated Huawei Technologies and ZTE as national security threats as part of efforts to safeguard U.S. communications networks from security risks. The designation suggests that organizations may no longer use FCC’s Universal Service Fund to buy, maintain, modify or support any services or equipment provided by ZTE and Huawei. 

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GAO: FCC Needs Measurable Performance Goals to Manage Spectrum Demands for 5G

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) come up with measurable and specific performance goals and strategies to manage spectrum demands associated with the deployment of 5G networks. These professionals mentioned the need of the commercial sector for access to additional mid-band spectrum to avoid 5G deployment delays.

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Team Telecom Offers Recommendation to FCC on Pacific Light Cable Network’s Application

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Team Telecom has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission deny Pacific Light Cable Network’s (PLCN) application to establish direct undersea cable connection between the U.S. and Hong Kong citing national security risks. “PLCN’s high capacity and low latency would encourage U.S. communications traffic crossing the Pacific to detour through Hong Kong before reaching intended destinations in other parts of the Asia Pacific region,” DOJ said in the report.

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FCC to Accelerate 5G Implementation

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will push through with the plan to convert the C-band spectrum into a medium for the implementation of 5G connectivity. FCC wants to have 5G occupy a large percentage of the C-band spectrum portion.

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Christopher Krebs, Ajit Pai Ask Governors to Support Communications Industry During Pandemic

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai have asked governors through a joint letter to provide the communications industry and its workers access to resources as they work to continue to keep citizens connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

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NTIA Urges FCC to Reconsider Ligado Decision

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through a petition to repeal or reconsider its approval of Ligado’s application to use the L-band spectrum to deploy a terrestrial wireless network in support of 5G services.

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