The mobile “third screen” is increasingly becoming a preferred means for accessing the Internet. Mobile broadband applications like music downloads, social networking, mobile banking and payments, and geo-location services are driving adoption of advanced wireless services, but also raise legal, technical and policy issues. Access to operators’ mobile networks is being demanded by application service providers and others, while mobile operators wish to extend their reach by providing Internet access through fixed wireless. Our attorneys have experience with all sectors of the wireless industry, and have assisted clients with spectrum auctions and service rules, FCC and foreign licensing, mobile payments, equipment certification, tower siting, E911, and mobile alerts, among other issues. We have been deeply involved in the policy debate over wireless technical standards both in the U.S. and abroad.
- Represent wireless industry trade associations at the FCC, before Congress and in federal court on a wide range of policy matters.
- Represent MSS and CMS providers, high-tech companies and equipment vendors before the ITU, including at the WRC, and the regional advisory body for the Americas, CITEL.
- Represent major equipment manufacturers before the FCC on technical and policy matters addressing spectrum management and policy.
- Represent clients before the FCC on Public Safety matters relating to spectrum access, frequency band planning, emergency communications interoperability, and future broadband requirements.
- Advise a mobile banking application provider regarding the regulatory environment around access to short codes for delivery of mobile content.
- Represent and advise a consortium of commercial mobile service providers on issues surrounding standards for next-generation wireless technologies.
- Represent clients before the FCC on radio frequency device compliance matters, including compliance with FCC (and foreign) device certification and authorization.
- Represent national wireless carrier in appeal of $5 billion reorganization of 800 MHz spectrum.
- Represent a wireless industry trade association in a state Public Service Commission proceeding on wireless attachments to utility poles.
- Aid in the negotiation of spectrum use agreements along the borders with Canada and Mexico.
- Represent a national wireless carrier with respect to the FCC’s wireless E911 rules and enforcement.
- Advise providers on the regulation of products or services that combine wireless and wireline IP-based service delivery.