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FCC Proposes to Open 3.5 GHz Spectrum to Small Cells

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Dec 12, 2012, 3:01 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will allow small cellular sites to provide wireless broadband service in the 3.5GHz band. The small cells will have to share the spectrum with other entities already using it, but organizations such as Qualcomm and the Telecommunications Industry Association applauded the proposal. The FCC still needs to take a number of steps before the spectrum is ready for use, but believes this chunk of airwaves will eventually benefit American consumers. Small cells are highly localized base stations that supplement larger macro cellular networks.

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Dec 14, 2012, 9:13 AM


Because exactly what we need in this country is yet *another* damn frequency band for phones to have to support... what's wrong with:

2300 (if at&t actually rolls it out)

and those are just bands we use here in the US... add in several more if you want a global phone which will work anywhere. How about we start making more effective use of the spectrum that we have before we start issuing even more of it? If nothing else, this will keep some RF engineers well-employed.
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