2018 Q2-Q4 Regulatory Updates

11/06/2018


Forty-one Comments Received on FCC’s 3.7-4.2 GHz Rulemaking, “Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band”

The rulemaking looks to make spectrum available for new wireless uses while balancing desired speed to the market, efficiency of use, and effectively accommodating incumbent Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) and Fixed Service (FS) operations in the band.

Comments can be found here.


FCC Issues Qualified Bidders Public Notice for Spectrum Frontiers Auction 101

The FCC identifies 40 applicants found to be qualified to bid in Auction 101.  Auction 101 will offer 3,072 Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (UMFUS) licenses in the 27.5–28.35 GHz (28 GHz) band. Bidding in Auction 101 is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

More information can be found here.


FCC Issues Spectrum Frontiers Auction 102 Completed Applications Public Notice

The FCC announced that 58 complete applications received for Auction 102. Auction 102 will offer 2,909 Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (UMFUS) licenses in the 24.25–24.45 GHz and 24.75–25.25 GHz (24 GHz) band.2 Bidding in Auction 102 will be scheduled to begin after the conclusion of bidding in Auction 101.

More information can be found here.


FCC Requests Comment on 5.9 GHz Phase I Testing Data

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) is requesting comment on the report for Phase I of tests performed to evaluate potential sharing solutions between the proposed Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices and Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) operations in the 5850-5925 MHz (U-NII-4) frequency band.

More information can be found here.


FCC Issues Long Awaited Report and Order for 3.5 GHz CBRS Band

The R&O makes changes to the licensing and technical rules for PALs in the 3.5 GHz band through larger, county-based license areas, 10-year license terms and performance requirements.

More information can be found here.


FCC issues Rulemaking Proposing to Open 6 GHz Band for Unlicensed Use

The NPRM requests comments on a proposal to allow unlicensed devices to operate in the 6 GHz Band (5.925-7.125 GHz) using an Automatic Frequency Coordination mechanism.

More information can be found here.