FCC Revamps International Division
December 14, 2015 at 10:59 AM (PT)
The FCC has reorganized and realigned its International Bureau after an in-depth analysis indicated a realignment would provide greater efficiencies and enable new analyses of trends in international telecommunications. The changes include consolidating spectrum rulemakings in the Satellite Division and move all economic reporting and statistical analysis responsibilities to the new Telecommunications and Analysis Division.
“The Bureau’s reorganization elevates and expands the role of economic analysis and improves our international coordination role,” said Chief MINDEL DE LA TORRE.
Among specific changes, the Strategic Analysis and Negotiations Division is now known as the Global Strategy and Negotiation Division (GSN), merging the Regional and Bilateral Affairs Branch and Multilateral Negotiations and Industry Analysis Branch into a combined branch called the Multilateral and Regional Affairs Branch. International spectrum rulemaking functions have been transferred from the Policy Division to the Satellite Division. Notifications to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will also now be processed by the Satellite Division. The Policy Division has been renamed the Telecommunications and Analysis Division (TAD).