In a presidential memorandum issued yesterday, President Donald Trump as called for a national spectrum strategy to help create sustainable access and efficiency.
It is the policy of the United States to use radiofrequency spectrum (spectrum) as efficiently and effectively as possible to help meet our economic, national security, science, safety, and other Federal mission goals now and in the future. To best achieve this policy, the Nation requires a balanced, forward-looking, flexible, and sustainable approach to spectrum management.
Within the memorandum, the President called for government agencies to notify the Secretary of Commerce within 180 days of the memorandum of their future spectrum requirements. Additionally, the Office of Science and Technology Policy is to submit a report on emerging technologies and how they will impact spectrum needs in America.
Further, the Secretary of Commerce is to provide a report, again within 180 days of the memorandum, on the status of existing and upcoming spectrum repurposing plans. The Secretary’s report is also to outline legislative, policy, and regulatory recommendations to assure that access to spectrum increases and how to promote efficient and effective spectrum use.
President Trump called for a new Spectrum Strategy Task Force in his memorandum which will be tasked with implementing the goals outlined in it.
Finally, the President made it clear that the United States should be a leader in 5G technologies.
Moreover, it is imperative that America be first in fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies — wireless technologies capable of meeting the high-capacity, low-latency, and high-speed requirements that can unleash innovation broadly across diverse sectors of the economy and the public sector.
You can read the full memorandum on the White House site.