The unlicensed policy framework has yielded unquestionable benefits for consumers and the economy alike. Consumers rely on unlicensed spectrum for everything from baby monitors and garage door openers to Wi-Fi networks, and Bluetooth. LTE-U, LAA, and a myriad of new and innovative connected products and services as part of the developing Internet of Things will soon be added to the list. In unlicensed spectrum the possibilities are limitless.
According to Telecom Advisory Services, LLC, the economic value of unlicensed spectrum is over $228 billion per-year in the United States. Direct sales of technologies, services and applications dependent on unlicensed spectrum results in a Gross Domestic Product of $6.7 billion per-year.