Tag Archives: NTIA

DoD Increases 5G Testing with New Competition; Michael Kratsios Quoted

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced a new competition to build open “5G protocol stack software,” a core component for using the physical network hardware, which is currently being tested by the department. The competition will also expand DoD’s partnerships with private sector companies. In addition, the department recently announced its 5G implementation plan

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President Trump Eyes Nomination of Nathan Smington as FCC Member

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President Trump plans to nominate Nathan Simington, senior adviser at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to serve as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As part of his current role, Simington oversees supply chains, U.S. 5G security and the American Broadband Initiative, the White House said Tuesday.

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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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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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Four Lawmakers Express Opposition to FCC Approval of Ligado’s Application

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The chairmen and ranking members of House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Federal Communications Commission to retract its approval of Ligado Networks’ application saying the company’s proposal poses a threat to the country’s GPS capabilities, economy and national security.

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Diane Rinaldo Succeeds David Redl as NTIA Chief

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David Redl, assistant secretary for communications and information with the Department of Commerce and administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Agency, has stepped down from his role, Broadcasting and Cable reported Thursday. Prior to NTIA, Redl served as a chief counsel at the House Energy and Commerce Committee and held the role of director of regulatory affairs at CTIA.

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Sens. John Cornyn, Richard Burr, Mark Warner Present 5G Telecom Security Bill

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Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill intended to protect the country's modern telecommunications systems and infrastructure. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act would direct the president to formulate an inter-agency strategy on the security of technologies under fifth generation and future classifications, Warner's office said Wednesday.

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