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Spectrum and Telecom Regulatory Specialists

  • Extensive spectrum regulatory experience with FCC, NTIA, ITU-R, CITEL

  • Experienced in coordinating international teams to make spectrum available for new services

  • Domestic and International expertise in establishing and managing corporate spectrum management policies

ITU LogoMr. Lynch, President of MJ Lynch and Associates was a member of the U.S. Delegation to WRC-95, WRC-97, WRC-00, WRC-03 and WRC-07. He took an active role on behalf of IMT-2000 spectrum at the CPM in November, 1999, and the subsequent identification of the 2.5 GHz band by WRC-2000. Beginning in 1995 Mr. Lynch had a leading role in analyzing sharing issues in the 3.5 GHz band and its identification for use by the fixed and mobile services. In the 2004 – 2007 time frames he promoted in ITU-R and CITEL the use of the 700 MHz frequency band which was subsequently identified by WRC-07 for IMT.


FCC LogoMike Lynch was a key contributor to the FCC's 2.5 GHz Rule Making, permitting Geographic Licensing, Mobility, Flexible use and Technology Neutrality as Lead for Nortel. Mr. Lynch was also instrumental in the many other proceedings such as 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz Mask Relaxation, The Wireless Streamlining Order, 1.9 GHz , 3.65 GHz, Radar Coordination and Interference Mitigation.



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From 2005 to 2016 Mike Lynch chaired the IEEE 802.18 Radio Regulatory Technical Advisory Group (RR-TAG). He continues to serve as the IEEE SA Technical Liaison to the ITU-R.

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Mike Lynch currently chairs TR-51, Smart Utility Networks, which will develop an integrated multi-layer standard (covering layers 1 through 4). He previously chaired the Spectrum Policy Working Group of TIA’s Public Policy Committee.



Mike Lynch served as Vice Chairman of the Working Group for the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission, to quantify any incompatibility issues between FWA and PCS in the range 1850 – 1990 MHz.


Wireless Communications Association International logoMichael Lynch served on WCAI’s Engineering Committee (WCAIec) and the WCAI 2.5 GHz Technical Rules Rewrite Group (The TRRG) as Nortel’s lead and Regulatory Subject Matter Expert. On the WCAIec Mike served on the Satellite Interference Committee, established in 2002, which contributed to changes in the FCC Rules on Fixed and Mobile Satellite Service allocations in the US. The changes adopted by the FCC resulted in an interference free 2.5 GHz Band in the US and those changes were adopted at WRC-2007 resulting in enabling global mobility. Mike's contributions to the WCAI TRRG were significant which resulted in the WCAI "Coalition White Paper" filed on October 7th, 2002. As a result, the FCC established "New Rules" for BRS and EBS enabling Mobility, Geographic Licensing and Technology Neutrality.

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