FCC Opens the Floor for Comments on Spectrum Allocation
After several large companies, including T-Mobile and Motorola, have voiced concerns about the amount of wireless spectrum that is available to commercial service providers, the FCC has decided to explore the matter further. It noted that it wants "additional comment on the fundamental question of whether current spectrum allocations, including but not limited to the prime bands below 3.7 GHz, are adequate to support near- and longer-term demands of wireless broadband." The FCC has put forth several questions regarding the issue, and is seeking comments by October 23.
FCC Weighing Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G
The FCC today issued a Notice of Inquiry concerning new spectrum bands it is eying for potential 5G deployments. Until today, the FCC has targeted 5G deployments in spectrum below the 3.7 GHz band and above the 24 GHz band.
T-Mobile Implores FCC to Set Aside More Low-Band Spectrum
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray filed a letter with the FCC asking it to raise the amount of spectrum set aside for competitive carriers in the forthcoming 600MHz reverse auction. The FCC has already agreed to reserve 30MHz of spectrum for carriers other than AT&T and Verizon.
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.
FCC Sets Framework for 5G Airwaves
The FCC today adopted a new set of rules that will govern next-generation 5G networks and technologies. Specifically, the FCC defined and opened up nearly 11 GHz of high-frequency spectrum above the 28 GHz band.
ITU Inches Closer to Defining 5G Spectrum
The International Telecommunications Union recently concluded the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) and moved forward several initiatives meant to allocate spectrum for mobile broadband. The conference, which recorded some 3,300 attendees, covered more than 40 topics across the gambit of wireless services.
wireles for us all
So what do you think?
Unless I'm taking what you said the wrong way, that's a pretty effed up idea. I personally have no need at all for Wi-fi. (although it is convenient when I feel like running both my lap...
Are you talking about mandating wi-fi in all cell phones, mandating VOIP access on all handsets, or simply looking for a way to get indoor coverag...
Hummmm never good when the gov starts messing arround