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Watch Out For Impairments! The 600 MHz Incentive Auction

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is about to embark on the next phase of one of the most complicated and far-reaching auctions in history. The Broadcast Incentive Auction seeks to repurpose the beachfront spectrum in the 600 MHz band from television use to wireless use … Read More

Comsearch Wins Harris Award Of Air Traffic Control Work

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is undertaking what The Washington Post calls the “extraordinarily complex” task of transitioning the country’s air traffic control system from a radar-based to a GPS-based aviation control system … Read More

Coordinating With Incumbents Critical To AWS-3 Spectrum Success

Congratulations to all of the winning bidders in the recent AWS-3 auction in the US. This auction represents the most ever spent on spectrum—almost $45 billion in gross proceeds. The development and management of an effective transition strategy will be critical to successful deployment and help protect your spectrum investment … Read More

AWS-3 Band Will Be A Coordination Minefield

On July 18, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a long-awaited joint public notice outlining coordination procedures for the soon to be auctioned 1695–1710 and 1755–1780 MHz bands in the United States … Read More

More Planning Needed For The Rapidly Approaching US Spectrum Auction

With the US Federal Communications Commission’s AWS -3 Auction scheduled for November 18, the wireless industry is once again faced with the prospect of purchasing spectrum encumbered with thousands of federal government assets. Like the AWS-1 auction in 2008, many of the government assets will require … Read More

The State Of Wireless In Healthcare Facilities

Did you know that a large healthcare system likely has the highest concentration of wireless spectrum usage in one area, second only to naval vessels? That’s my opinion, at least, but I think it’s a pretty safe bet. This spectrum supports not only the regular wireless devices … Read More

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