Thursday, June 14, 2007

FCC Maintains Feb 2008 Sunset of Cellular Analog Service

The FCC denied a petition filed by the Alarm Industry Communications Committee and ADT Security Services seeking a two-year extension of the requirement that cellular licensees provide analog service to subscribers and roamers whose equipment conforms to the Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) standard.

The ruling upholds the analog cellular sunset date of February 18, 2008, after which cellular licenses may, but will no longer be required to, provide AMPS service. The sunset date was originally set in 2002.