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1 Next Generation Networks Conference Keynote Address: Next Generation Policy for Next Generation Technologies Michael D. Gallagher Acting Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration Boston, Massachusetts November 6, 2003

2 Economic Indicators Thanks to the President’s policies, America is once again growing: Real disposable personal income rose at a 2.6 percent annual growth rate in 2Q 2003. Real GDP grew at a 3.3 percent annual rate during the second quarter. This year, the S&P 500 is up over 18 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen more than 16 percent this year. The NASDAQ Composite is ahead 45 percent. The President will not be satisfied until every American who wants a job has a job.

3 Administration Commitment to Technology Development "The role of government is not to create wealth; the role of our government is to create an environment in which the entrepreneur can flourish, in which minds can expand, in which technologies can reach new frontiers." -- President George W. Bush, Technology Agenda, November, 2002.

4 National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) President’s Principal Adviser on Telecommunications and Information Policies/Agency of Commerce Department Authorizes Spectrum Use by Federal Agencies Operates Telecommunications Research Laboratory Participates with State Dep’t and FCC in International Telecommunications Activities Administers Telecommunications Grant Programs

5 Growth of Telecommunications (Selected Markets) Revenues in Millions Annual Percentage Growth Source: Telecommunications Industry Association

6 Focus on Communications Technology Internet Tax Moratorium IPv6 Cybersecurity ENUM Radiofrequency Spectrum

7 Internet Tax Moratorium Less Regulation and Lower Taxes a Recipe for Prosperity Bush Administration Worked to Keep Moratorium in Place – Wrote Key Senators Commerce Secretary Evans and Treasury Secretary Snow: “[The Moratorium] will Help Create an Environment for Innovation and Will Ensure that Electronic Commerce Will Remain a Vital and Growing Part of Our Economy”

8 IPv6 IPv6 Could Pave the Way to New Internet Capabilities; Provides for Improved Security and Reduced Operational Expenses President Bush's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace Called for an IPv6 Task Force Co-Chaired by NTIA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Will Consult with DHS and Other Federal Agencies Will Seek Public Comment for a Report Due in the Spring of 2004

9 Cybersecurity Administration’s steps to deal with attacks/challenges: Created the National Cyber Security Division at DHS Issued Homeland Security Presidential Directives NTIA’s IPv6 Task Force (noted above) U.S. industry has increasingly come forward to assist in these efforts –e.g, Dell’s decision to sell products with future installed security settings Overall increased willingness to report cyberattacks

10 Electronic Numbering (ENUM) Protocol To Map a Telephone Number from the Public-Switched Telephone Network to the Domain Name System, and Vice Versa U.S. Supports a Global Tree but has not yet “Opted In” to ENUM Protocol Implementation Must be Pro-Competitive & Pro- Consumer Administration Encouraging Industry to Move Forward with Strategy for Domestic Implementation Several U.S. Companies (Telcordia, SAIC, NeuStar) are Involved with Trials

11 Spectrum Policy Issues Spectrum Policy: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Access Great Potential for Government Action Towards a Positive Effect on Economic and National Security Spectrum Use is Pervasive


13 Spectrum is Crucial to Economic Security Spectrum is the basis for many government and non-government services and commercial products. It adds millions of dollars to the economy. Examples: U.S. Commercial mobile sector: [Source: CTIA] $148 million customers $80 billion annual revenues $134 billion cumulative capital investment Almost 200,000 employees Wi-Fi: 28 million are using Wi-Fi connections in the U.S. [Source: IDC] Over 20 million wireless LAN chipsets were shipped in 2002 [Source: In Stat/MDR] By 2008, 95% of notebook PCs will be shipped with a wireless LAN card [Source: In Stat/MDR]

14 Challenge to Policymakers Improvements in processing, battery power and miniaturization portend a technological revolution in communications and the basis for new growth. The challenge to policymakers is to develop policies that permit dynamic new technologies to flourish while not interfering with valuable incumbent uses.

15 Administration Successes in Spectrum for Wireless Data Third Generation Services Ultrawideband 5 GHz Spectrum 70/80/90 GHz

16 0.961.61 1.99 3.1 10.6 Preliminary GPS Band Blue Line: UWB BANDWIDTH within 3.1 & 10.6 GHz Black Dotted Line: Current Part 15 Limit /MHz UWB Emission Limit for Outdoor Hand-held Systems

17 17 5 GHz TIMELINE 20031996199719981999200020012002 U.S. UNII Rules open up 5 GHz band European Regulators establish 5 GHz allocation WRC-2000 puts 5 GHz agenda items on WRC-2003 agenda ITU-R begins Studies on 5 GHz U.S. Manufacturers begin offering 5 GHz devices ITU-R completes Draft CPM report international correspondence Group formed due to lack of progress on 5 GHz sharing criteria U.S. forms Government / Industry project team – compromise worked out U.S. proposed compromise accepted internationally WRC-03 America’s Regional Forum (CITEL) reaches accord on 5 GHz based on U.S. proposal, combines 1.5 & 1.6 Upcoming Dates: March 9 – America’s proposals approval deadline. March 30 – Adoption of Recommendation deadline. June 1 – Radio Assembly approves recommendation. June 9 – WRC-03

18 Radionavigation 5150MHz5250535054505550565057505850 Radiolocation FSS EESS SRS UNII WAS Amateur Amateur Satellite MOD ADD UPGRADE

19 Spectrum Policy Reform Basic Legal and Regulatory Framework Unchanged Since 1927 Not Vastly Changed From the Era of the Titanic Technology Stretches the Limits of Usable Spectrum Current Process Inflexible and Untimely Bifurcated Manual Conflicting Constituencies Technology Brings New Developments Daily Current Process Add Uncertainty and Cost International Competitiveness Jobs Productivity

20 Presidential Initiative on Spectrum Reform Executive Memorandum Released in June, 2003 NTIA Coordinating with Federal Agencies that Use Spectrum and with the FCC to Improve Policies and Procedures of Spectrum Management Action Plan Due Spring 2004

21 Conclusion Technology remains a cornerstone of our economy and Bush Administration Policy. The Bush Administration continues to satisfy the often conflicting demands of both National and Economic Security.

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