FCC Authorizes LTE-U Equipment – A Big Win for Wireless Consumers

by Mike Wendy on February 23, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org:

Alexandria, VA, February 22, 2017 – Yesterday the FCC authorized the first LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) devices. Among other things, LTE-U equipped products will allow LTE providers to offload data onto specified unlicensed frequencies, creating a better broadband experience for wireless consumers. Though there were some bumps in the road toward getting the FCC’s authorization, ultimately the industry came together to demonstrate that LTE-U can co-exist with unlicensed services such as Wi-Fi. This is a great win not only for industry collaboration, but also for consumers who will see ever greater innovation and competition in the vibrant wireless marketplace as a result of today’s action.

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