October 13, 2022 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

Good afternoon from Washington, DC!  Below you will find this week’s Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more!  Here is your wrap-up:

    • On 10/6, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the October Open Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM. The FCC is set to consider five items; those of importance to wireless providers are highlighted below.  For more information and to view a copy of the Tentative Agenda, see our post here.
    • Highlights:
      • A Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on the 12.7-13.25 GHz band, including current use of the band and the potential to broaden use of the band to support terrestrial mobile broadband or other expanded use.
      • A Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on caller ID authentication in non-IP networks, including the current status of caller ID authentication for non-IP networks and other methods of authentication.
      • A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on cybersecurity requirements for the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, including requiring providers to develop a risk management plan and requiring providers to authenticate WEA messages.
    • On 10/11, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a proposal to require mobile wireless providers to block illegal text messages, thereby setting the comment and reply comment dates. Comments are due on or before November 10, 2022 and reply comments are due on or before November 25, 2022.  To see a copy of the Notice and for a link to a summary of the item, see our post here.

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