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  • FCC to Phase Out Local Wireless Spectrum Caps
    The FCC will eliminate the Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS) spectrum cap by January 1, 2003 and raise the cap immediately to 55 MHz in all markets until that date.  The FCC will also immediately eliminate the cellular cross-interest rule in Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), but retain the rule in Rural Service Areas (RSAs).  The spectrum cap rule restricts the amount of broadband CMRS spectrum an entity can hold in a particular geographic area.
  • China Approves 19 Firms for CDMA Handset Production.