The wireless industry is adaptable, contributing to why networks have held up well during the pandemic, panelists agreed during an opening session of the Americas Spectrum Management Conference, Monday.
CTIA SVP Regulatory Affairs Mike Bergmann said private investment and a flexible regulatory framework have enabled strong and resilient networks. The industry adapted quickly to “the new normal,” he said, and supported efforts to keep consumers connected.
As many people shifted to working from
home, “all of a sudden, every interaction with my team happened on this
device,” said Bergmann, referring to his cell phone. Continued U.S.
focus on spectrum and infrastructure policy is critical to wireless
leadership and resiliency, he added.