FiberTower Notice of Ex Parte regarding Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24GHz for Mobile Radio Services

Notice of Ex Parte - Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24GHz for Mobile Radio Services, GN Docket No. 14-177


On April 22, 2015, Joseph Sandri of FiberTower Spectrum Holdings, LLC (“FiberTower”), and FiberTower’s counsel, the undersigned and Benjamin Bartlett, met with the following Commission staff: John Leibovitz, Blaise Scinto, John Schauble, Stephen Buenzow (via telephone), Brian Regan, Charles Oliver, Tim Hilfiger, and Matthew Pearl from the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau; Michael Ha and Bahman Badipour from the Office of Engineering and Technology; and Howard Griboff and Robert Nelson (both via telephone) from the International Bureau. The discussions focused on the Commission’s Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) exploring the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz for mobile radio services. (1)


FiberTower discussed the points raised in its initial and reply comments in this proceeding, and also addressed a number of related questions from Commission staff.(2) In particular, FiberTower expressed its support for the NOI and the Commission’s focus on driving innovation and the development of next-generation mobile services in bands above 24 GHz. FiberTower urged the Commission to move expeditiously to permit mobile use of these bands, which will be critical to driving the research and development, and the resulting technological innovation, needed to fuel the creation of next-generation mobile services in the U.S.

(1)See Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Radio Services, GN Docket No. 14-177, Notice of Inquiry, 29 FCC Rcd 13020 (2014).

(2) See Comments of FiberTower Spectrum Holdings, LLC, GN Docket No. 14-177 (filed Jan. 16, 2015); Reply Comments of FiberTower Spectrum Holdings, LLC, GN Docket No. 14-177 (filed Feb. 18, 2015).

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