AT&T Statement on FCC Chairman Pai’s Proposal to Unleash C-Band Spectrum for 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The C-Band represents an important 5G opportunity for the U.S., but to unlock its potential a series of objectives must be met. As we have previously said, any path forward must chart a course toward a fair,…

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Progress on the C-Band

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

The FCC under Chairman Pai has been focused intensely on establishing and maintaining U.S. leadership in the deployment of 5G networks.   Chairman Pai’s 5G FAST Plan, which outlined a comprehensive strategy on 5G, included as a cornerstone the reallocation of essential 5G spectrum, including low-, mid- and high-band allocations. On high-band opportunities, the FCC has…

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AT&T Statement on Auction Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today’s Public Notice is the culmination of more than four years of hard work by the FCC to make the 3.5 GHz band available for shared use by federal, non-federal and unlicensed users. Through a unique, three-tiered…

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AT&T Applauds Administration for Commitment to Maintaining U.S. Leadership in 5G

Attribute the following statement to David McAtee, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel: “The U.S. leads the world in the deployment of 5G, and we applaud the Administration’s continued commitment to maintaining America’s leadership position.  As the largest investor in U.S. infrastructure for each of the last seven years, AT&T has already deployed…

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AT&T Statement on Millimeter Wave Spectrum Auction

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory and State External Affairs: “The FCC has done a tremendous job in recognizing the critical need to unleash spectrum for next generation broadband services.  With today’s actions, the Commission takes concrete steps toward a December auction of wideband millimeter wave spectrum…

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AT&T Statement on 39 GHz Spectrum Auction and the Rollout of 5G

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “A successful 39 GHz auction is critical to the FCC’s Spectrum Frontiers initiative and the rollout of 5G in the United States. This is the largest amount of contiguous spectrum available to wireless carriers for flexible use…

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The State of Play of 5G – Where We Are on Deployment, Standards, Security

by Chris Boyer

Vice President of Global Public Policy

Last month, I blogged about the opportunity I had to attend the White House 5G Summit and the broad acknowledgement by the Administration and fellow participants of the importance that the United States win the race to 5G. But, in order to do so, there needs to be a commitment to removing barriers to deployment,…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Changes to 3.5 GHz Band

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “The Commission’s Order on the 3.5 GHz band are welcomed changes that will increase the incentives for investment in auctioned licenses without affecting small providers or General Authorized Access to the band.  These are targeted and sensible…

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