World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Advanced Wireless Services Along Border

United States and Mexico Approve Accords For Advanced Wireless Services Along Border

The senior officials of the United States–Mexico High-Level Consultative Commission on Telecommunications (HLCC) today signed a bilateral telecommunication agreement between the United States and Mexico to allow for the compatible operation of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) throughout the entire U.S.-Mexico common border area.

The agreement allows for AWS communications service providers on each side of the border who serve the same geographic coverage areas and the same frequency sub-bands to establish agreements among themselves for cross-border roaming or other collaborative activities. The agreement also establishes a cross-border coordination procedure between new AWS providers and existing spectrum licensees in order to eliminate cross-border radio interference between networks.

The agreement covers AWS operations in the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz bands for which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began licensing service providers in 2006 following the spectrum auctions of those bands. The AWS services in these bands are sometimes called third generation networks or “3G” networks.

Additional information regarding the HLCC and the texts of the new AWS agreement can be found at For more information about the U.S.-Mexico HLCC contact Hal Grigsby at the U.S. Department of State at 202-647-2723, or FCC representative Charlene Lagerwerff at 202-418-1349.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Ethiopia: Conflict, Drought, Dwindling Food Support, Threatens Lives Of 20 Million

Hunger is tightening its grip on more than 20 million Ethiopians who are facing conflict in the north, drought in the south and dwindling food and nutrition support beginning next month, the UN food relief agency warned on Thursday... More>>

Euro Med Monitor: Syria Cross-border Aid Mechanism Extension Is Necessary For The Survival Of Millions

Permanent members of the UN Security Council should extend the cross-border aid to northwestern Syria, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said Tuesday in a statement...

Commonwealth Secretariat: Island Nations Urge Commonwealth Leaders To Bolster Ocean Climate Action
Small island nations are calling for strengthened global support for ocean and climate change action, just days before Commonwealth leaders convene in Kigali, Rwanda... More>>

World Vision: Deeply Concerned For Thousands Affected By Afghanistan Quake
World Vision is deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in the wake of a powerful earthquake in the early hours of this morning... More>>

Malaysia: UN Experts Welcome Announcement To Abolish Mandatory Death Penalty

UN human rights experts* today commended an announcement made by the Malaysian government that it will abolish the country’s mandatory death penalty and encouraged Parliament to take concrete steps to pass the agreement into law... More>>

Ukraine: Bachelet Briefs Human Rights Council On Mariupol
Excellencies, Further to Human Rights Council resolution S-34/1 adopted at its 34th Special Session, I present you with an oral update on the grave human rights and humanitarian situation... More>>