News - November 18, 2020

INCOMPAS Statement on FCC Consideration of CTA Equipment Authorization Petition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 18, 2020) -- Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the Commission will be considering CTA’s Equipment Authorization Petition on its December Open Meeting agenda. 

In response, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, released the following statement:

“INCOMPAS fully supports CTA’s Equipment Authorization Petition and the Commission’s decision to consider it at its December Open Meeting in order to update the Commission’s rules and expand opportunities for marketing innovative technologies. 

“Given the rapid growth and dependency in the market for consumer technologies, it is crucial for innovative companies to be able to meet the demands for new devices and services, such as 5G and small cell technologies. This is especially true during the current global pandemic as the reliance and need for equipment and services have only increased. By granting CTA’s Petition to permit conditional sales to consumers and expand the importation conditions of radiofrequency devices, the Commission will allow for quicker innovation in the 5G marketplace and, as a result, will expedite the delivery of these devices and services to American consumers. This, in turn, will make the marketplace more competitive and will greatly benefit companies and consumers overall.”