The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday defended the government's role in freeing more wireless spectrum, while the industry pressed its case for more help. CTIA-The Wireless Association® head Steve Largent said in a keynote speech at International CTIA WIRELESS® that "We simply need more spectrum in a marketplace with more consumer demand. More spectrum means more opportunity for you." FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski replied that the government had set a target of opening an additional 300 MHz of spectrum by 2015 and put in a plug for both spectrum sharing and small-cell technology.
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