February 9, 2023 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:

  • CPNI CERTIFICATIONS
    • On 2/1, the Enforcement Bureau released an Enforcement Advisory reminding telecommunications carriers and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) providers of their obligation to file their annual Customer Proprietary Network (“CPNI”) certifications. The certifications must be filed on or before March 1, 2023.  For more information and to view a copy of the Advisory, see our post here.
  • EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATIONS
    • On 2/6, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Report and Order amending the FCC’s equipment authorization rules to prohibit the authorization of equipment identified on the FCC’s Covered List. The Order was effective as of February 6, 2023.  For more information and to view a copy of the Notice, see our post here.
  • UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS
    • On 2/7, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking comment on proposals to promote access by unmanned aircraft to licensed spectrum. Comments are due on or before March 9, 2023 and replies are due on or before April 10, 2023.  For more information and to view a copy of the NPRM, see our post here.
  • CONGRESS
    • On 2/8, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled “Liftoff: Unleashing Innovation in Satellite Communications Technologies.” The hearing examined how to utilize satellite technology to close the digital divide and what steps are needed to ensure that satellite operators have enough spectrum, can quickly license new systems, and deploy direct to cellular communications services. Witnesses included William Richardson, Deputy Associate General Counsel for Agenda Review for the Federal Communications Commission, Charles Glass, Chief, International Spectrum Policy Division for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, David Goldman, Senior Director of Satellite Policy at SpaceX, Peter Davidson, Vice President of Global Government Affairs & Policy at Intelsat, Whitney Q. Lohmeyer, Professor of Engineering at Olin College of Engineering, and Danielle Piñeres, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance at Planet Labs.  For more information, view the Committee’s website here.

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