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Opening the C-Band to accelerate 5G deployments

RCR Wireless | by Mark Gibson and Mike Wolfe: Opening the C-Band for 5G networks frees up spectrum for a number of years and represents a major opportunity for mobile operators. At 280 megahertz, the C-Band is the largest chunk of mid-band spectrum the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made available to date in the United States. To utilize the C-Band spectrum, 5G network deployments will require new infrastructure … Read More

C-Band auction is underway, in a shift that will shape 5G

The C-Band auction is officially underway, with two rounds of bidding to be held today. It is the Federal Communications Commission’s largest auction of midband spectrum to date, offering up 280 megahertz of highly anticipated midband spectrum that, while not immediately available for use, offers a relatively quick timeline for potential 5G deployments in the next few years … Read More

Clearing the Spectrum for 5G

Spectrum is the lifeblood needed to realize the economic and social benefits of new technologies and myriad resulting wireless services such as 5G. However, virtually all the low- and mid-band spectrum has been allocated for both commercial and government use … Read More

How Have U.S. Spectrum Holdings Changed and What Does it Mean?

Written by Comsearch’s Laura Fontaine on | The “spectrumscape” of licensed wireless holdings — meaning who owns what spectrum in which areas — can be complex, especially over periods of time. Blocks of spectrum get broken up and re-purposed, the FCC authorizes new auctions, counties are partitioned and spectrum ownership gets sold or acquired. Determining how current spectrum holdings by the Tier 1 operators could affect business strategies on a nationwide and market-by-market basis can be challenging … Read More

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