Spectrum

Electromagnetic frequencies used for wireless communications

T-Mobile pitches experimental plan to operate outside the 600 MHz rules

T-Mobile is known for breaking the rules in wireless, but now it wants Federal Communications Commission permission to bend the rules, so to speak, as part of a 600 MHz experiment in North Carolina.

Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America’s Future

President Donald Trump directed the Secretary of Commerce to work with agencies and policymakers on all levels to develop a National Spectrum Strategy to guide our country’s spectrum policy in the years to come. The Strategy will examine how to im

FCC Proposes More Spectrum for Unlicensed Use

The Federal Communications Commission proposed to make up to 1200 megahertz of spectrum available for use by unlicensed devices in the 6 GHz band (5.925-7.125 GHz). The proposed rules are designed to allow unlicensed devices to operate in the 6 GH

FCC Acts to Increase Investment and Deployment in 3.5 GHz Band

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order that makes modifications to the rules governing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service in the 3.5 GHz band.

5G is coming, but not everyone is happy about it

For 5G, rather than relying on the huge cellular towers that already loom over industrial parks and shopping centers, carriers are counting on "small cell" antennas placed only hundreds of feet apart.

Competitive Carriers Association report: AIRWAVES Act Could Yield at Least $1.5 Billion for Rural Wireless

The Competitive Carriers Association report “Assessment of the Economic Impact of The Airwaves Act" estimates that at least $1.5 billion could be raised for rural wireless in upcoming auctions of spectrum in the 24 GHz and 28 GHz bands, with addit

A Fresh Look at the 5.9 GHz Band

It’s time for the Federal Communications Commission to take a fresh look at the 5.9 GHz band.

FCC Agenda for Oct 2018 Open Meting

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018:

Commissioner Carr Testimony at Senate Commerce Field Hearing on 5G

Spending time like this outside of DC—hearing directly from community leaders and broadband providers alike—is critical.

The 'Wet Blanket' of 5G Wireless

During Senate Commerce’s field hearing in South Dakota on 5G wireless technology, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken raised what he called “the wet blanket” of the coming wide-scale deployment: “I feel we also need to address ...