Spectrum Cleared By TV Will Be For Wireless Broadband
Jan 19, 2006, 2:48 PM by (staff)
An administrator for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has announced the government is looking into more spectrum for WiMax and similar wireless broadband technologies. Although providers will launch the technology in a variety of spectrum they currently own from 2.5 to 5.8 GHz, the government feels more spectrum may be necessary. They expect to auction off 700 MHz spectrum that will be cleared when analog TV is shut down for additional wireless data. The NTIA would like to auction the spectrum in 2008, so it can immediately be repurposed when analog tv broadcasts are stopped in early 2009.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
T-Mobile, US Cellular Named FCC Incentive Auction Winners
The FCC today marked the official end of the incentive auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The agency said 50 wireless companies bid a cumulative $19.8 billion on some 70 MHz of spectrum that was put on offer by 175 television stations.
AIRWAVES Act Would Have FCC Auction Off 5G Spectrum
A new bipartisan act proposed by Congressman Leonard Lance of New Jersey and Congressman Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania aims to ensure the licensed and unlicensed spectrum needed for 5G is available. The Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum, or AIRWAVES Act, explicitly suggests the government free up high-band spectrum via auction in order to lay the groundwork for 5G.
FCC Lays Out Plans to Auction mmWave Spectrum In Nov.
The FCC hopes to commence two separate auctions for mmWave spectrum in November of this year. Auction 101 for 28 GHz licenses will kick off November 14, with Auction 102 for 24 GHz lenses to follow immediately thereafter.
usees for that old tv of yours
Does this mean i can use my old tv to pick up wireless conversations and surf the web?
Sure. Go ahead and try...give us a short summary later.