Phone Scoop

printed July 28, 2014
See this page online at:
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=6839

Home  ›  News  ›

FCC: Spectrum Crunch Looming Sooner than Thought

Article Comments  16  

Oct 21, 2010, 12:24 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Federal Communications Commission today published a report called "Mobile Broadband: The Benefits of Additional Spectrum." In the report, the FCC provides an analysis of the current spectrum availability and how that is likely to be affected by the growing of wireless broadband by smartphones and other similar devices. The FCC concluded that the spectrum deficit will reach 300MHz within the next five years due to a 35 times increase in demand for mobile broadband. The FCC believes that growth and demand will outstrip technology's ability to keep pace. Last, the FCC thinks the spectrum shortfall will increase the value of spectrum by $120 billion. As it stands, the National Broadband plan has called for 500MHz of spectrum to be made available within 10 years, and 300MHz of it within five years. The FCC notes that, because it generally takes between six and 13 years to make spectrum available, the government needs to enact steps to free up the necessary spectrum sooner.

more info at FCC »

AD

Comments

Forum Options

This forum is closed.


Subject Author Date
? for Cellstudent. . . Jayshmay Oct 21, 2010, 3:22 PM
 
 
Page  1  of 1

This forum is closed.

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Phone Scoop on Google+ Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2014 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.
2