Sprint presses FCC to eliminate barriers to 4G, 5G deployments

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Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure paid a visit to the office of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and others to talk about eliminating barriers to Sprint’s 4G and 5G deployments, among other topics. Sprint referenced barriers that Sprint and others in the industry face as part of their efforts to deploy 4G and 5G services. Sprint urged the commission to quickly address the regulatory obstacles that make the densification of wireless networks so difficult.

“Sprint noted the significant costs and delays it faces in deployment of both macro cells and small cells that are essential to providing more coverage and capacity to America’s mobile broadband customers,” the carrier said. By way of example, Sprint said it had received tribal review fee demands totaling $90,000 to review antenna modifications at six sites in Chicago.


Sprint presses FCC to eliminate barriers to 4G, 5G deployments