The FCC used "insufficient analysis and reliance on faulty information" to form an "overstated assumption of a nationwide spectrum 'crisis,'" a report commissioned by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has concluded.
The report, authored by former FCC officials Uzoma Onyeije concluded that there is no need to take anymore off-air spectrum from broadcasters and "the factual basis for the 'spectrum crisis' claim is underwhelming."
Onyeije said that if wireless carriers need more spectrum they can deploy "innovative network technology upgrades," leverage "consumer infrastructure such as femtocells and WiFi," invest in additional infrastructure like "smart antennas, picocells, sectorization and cell splitting," and encourage "the development of bandwidth-sensitive applications."
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