Tag: USA
China becomes spectrum exceptionalist
Jun 16, 2021
by Toby Youell

Spectrum managers have typically valued international coordination. Not only do radio emissions not respect borders, but a single country cannot possibly demand enough radio equipment to push down prices to make them widely affordable. When these problems are successfully solved, and countries move together on spectrum management, great things can… Read more...

Future US consultation on Open RAN
Mar 17, 2021
by Toby Youell

March 17, 2021: The FCC has voted in favour of adopting this Notice of Inquiry. It will be available for public comment for 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register, while reply comments must be made within a further 30 days. February 23, 2021 The FCC may hold… Read more...

US consultation on 2.5 GHz band auction
Mar 02, 2021
by Toby Youell

March 2, 2021: This Public Notice has been published in the Federal Register here. It is available for public comment until May 3, while replies to those comments are due by May 17. January 13, 2021 The FCC has approved the Public Notice. The document is available here. It will… Read more...

Potential future consultation on US 3450 – 3550 MHz auction
Feb 23, 2021
by Toby Youell

The FCC will consider a Public Notice that would propose bidding rules for an auction of the 3450 - 3550 MHz band in early October. The documents, to be voted on March 17, will be made available here. Read more...

US consultation on potential waiver from vehicle radar rules at 57 – 64 GHz
Feb 12, 2021
by Toby Youell

The FCC is consulting on the potential issuance of a waiver from its rules for vehicle radars at 57 - 64 GHz. The consultation follows a petition from Acconeer AB. The FCC is receiving comments on the request until March 12, while replies to those comments are due by March… Read more...

US consultation on 17.3 – 17.8 GHz
Feb 02, 2021
by Toby Youell

February 2, 2021: This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has now been published in the Federal Register here. It is available for public comment until March 3, 2021, while reply comments are due by March 18, 2021. November 18, 2020 The FCC has unanimously voted in favour of publishing this Notice… Read more...

US consultation on 4.9 GHz band
Nov 27, 2020
by Toby Youell

November 27, 2020: This document will be published in the Federal Register on November 30 here. It is available for public comment until December 30, while reply comments are due by January 29, 2021. October 4, 2020 The FCC approved this Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The… Read more...

Future US consultation on terrain-based modelling in TV White Space
Oct 27, 2020
by Toby Youell

The FCC has unanimously agreed to issue a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the propagation models used for TV White Space. The FNPRM will be published as part of a Report and Order that relaxes some of the rules for the use of terrestrial television broadcasting spectrum for rural… Read more...

COVID-19 drives greater flexibility in spectrum policies
Sep 14, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

COVID-19 has placed unprecedented demand on wireless networks with changes to traffic patterns, bandwidth consumption and user connectivity requirements that will endure beyond the pandemic. Against this background, the response of a number of spectrum regulators has been agile and innovative. COVID-19 has turned traditional spectrum assignment mechanisms on their… Read more...