Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Wilson Electronics & Verizon Wireless Issue Statement on Amplifiers

ST. GEORGE, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the FCC’s request for technical specifications on the operation and use of consumer cellular signal boosters, Wilson Electronics issues the following statement from Joe Banos, Chief Operating Officer:

“In a collaborative effort, Wilson Electronics and Verizon Wireless have agreed upon new technical specifications for consumer cellular boosters, which the two companies have filed jointly in response to the FCC’s signal booster NPRM. Wilson feels the joint proposal is a win-win for both consumers and cellular carriers. Boosters meeting new stricter design standards can ensure that private users as well as government agencies can continue to have reliable service in areas where signal coverage may not be optimal due to terrain or economics. The new standards will also ensure that carriers’ networks will be protected from cell site interference, which poorly built boosters might cause.

“We commend the FCC and its Commissioners for understanding the value cellular signal boosters provide to the public, and the need that exists to have higher standards placed on booster manufacturers in order to prevent interference with the cellular networks. Wilson believes that its collaboration with Verizon Wireless was only possible because the regulatory framework for signal boosters was skillfully constructed by the Commission to evenly balance the interests of consumers, manufacturers and carriers.

“In addition, we would like to commend Verizon Wireless for diligently and productively working on proposed specifications with Wilson Electronics and for sharing the common goal of bringing the best signal boosting solutions to market for the consumers. We also believe that if the technical specifications in the proposal have been deemed sufficient by Verizon Wireless to protect its cellular networks, they should be deemed sufficient to protect all cellular networks.”