HWG has one of the country’s most comprehensive wireless practices and experienced wireless teams.
We have represented the world’s leading telecommunications and technology companies in groundbreaking spectrum policy matters for decades, before the FCC, NTIA, ITU, DOD, DOT, NASA, Congress, and the courts. Our clients include the largest consumer and enterprise equipment manufacturers, wireless network providers using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, leading chipmakers, shared-spectrum innovators and database providers, and start-up companies. In addition to regulatory proceedings, we regularly handle transactions, licensing, equipment approvals, enforcement and investigations, interference matters, mobile payments, emergency alerting, 911, auctions, and the full range of regulatory compliance matters.
Select matters include:
- Led a coalition of the largest consumer electronics makers, chip makers, and enterprise equipment vendors to open the 6 GHz band, the largest new Wi-Fi spectrum band in history, at the FCC.
- Served as lead counsel for intervenors supporting the FCC’s 6 GHz decision at the D.C. Circuit, resulting in a victory for our clients and the FCC.
- Represent a national wireless carrier with respect to the FCC’s wireless E911 rules and enforcement.
- Represented the cable broadband industry in a multi-year proceeding at the FCC which resulted in opening the bottom of the 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi and top of the band for automotive wireless technologies.
- Served as lead counsel for the cable industry intervening to support the FCC’s 5.9 GHz decision at the D.C. Circuit, resulting in a victory for our clients and the FCC.
- Represented Google and Microsoft in an FCC proceeding to successfully open the 600 MHz band for TV White Space devices.
- Represented Google in an FCC proceeding to successfully open the 3.5 GHz band for shared-spectrum Citizen Broadband Radio Service operations.
- Represented the cable industry in an FCC proceeding to successfully open the 5.1 GHz band for robust unlicensed operations, on a shared basis with satellite services.
- Represented Qualcomm in the sale of FCC licenses to AT&T and in an FCC proceeding reviewing this transaction.
- Represent a wide variety of companies in winning FCC equipment certification for consumer and enterprise wireless devices.
- Represent major equipment manufacturers before the FCC on technical and policy matters as well as radio frequency device compliance.
- Represent a wireless industry trade association in a state Public Service Commission proceeding on wireless attachments to utility poles.
- Advise providers on the regulation of products or services that combine wireless and wireline IP-based service delivery.
- Represent MSS and CMS providers, high-tech companies, and equipment vendors before the ITU, including at the WRC, and the regional advisory body for the Americas, CITEL.
- Represent clients before the FCC on public safety matters relating to 911, emergency alerting, spectrum access, frequency band planning, emergency communications interoperability, and future broadband requirements.
- Advise a mobile banking application provider regarding the regulatory environment for access to short codes for delivery of mobile content.
- Represent and advise a consortium of commercial mobile service providers on issues surrounding standards for next-generation wireless technologies.
- Represent national wireless carrier in appeal of $5 billion reorganization of 800 MHz spectrum.
- Aid in the negotiation of spectrum use agreements along the borders with Canada and Mexico.
- Represent a major cloud service company on a radio interference dispute with a mobile carrier.
For 14 straight years, Chambers USA has recognized HWG’s telecom team with its top “Band 1” rank.