Spectrum Management

In the United States, the function of spectrum management is shared by the FCC and the National Telecommunication and Information Administration NTIA .Other countries have their own national regulatory bodies charged with similar responsibilities, such as the U.K. Office of Telecommunications (Oftel, www.oftel.org or the Japanese Association of Radio Industries and Businesses ,.

The FCC is responsible for managing use of the RF spectrum by the public, including state and local governments. The NTIA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is responsible for managing federal government use of spectrum. The functions in the FCC are divided between the FCC Mass Media Bureau , which regulates activities ...

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