FCC Reassigns Satellite Spectrum for 3G
Jan 31, 2003, 12:08 AM by (staff)
The FCC announced on Thursday that 30 MHz of spectrum previously allocated to satellite operators has been reassigned for use by providers of advanced wireless services such as 3G. The reassignment comes after licensees failed to meet FCC deadlines for launching satellites. The 30 MHz is spread across the 1990-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz, and 2165-2180 MHz bands. The Commission also gave satellite providers the option of using their remaining 40 MHz of spectrum assignments on the ground as well as in space.