FCC Proposes to Open 3.5GHz Spectrum to Small Cells
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.
FCC Lays Groundwork for Defining 5G Spectrum
Oct 22, 2015
The FCC today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to define the spectrum rules that may help form 5G networks in the U.S. It designated four new bands to be studied for 5G.
Broadcom Proposes to Oust Qualcomm's Board
Dec 4, 2017
Broadcom today suggested Qualcomm's shareholders elect an entirely new board of directors during the latter's planned annual shareholder meeting on March 6, 2018. Broadcom took the opportunity to nominate 11 people to replace Qualcomm's board.
ITU Inches Closer to Defining 5G Spectrum
Dec 4, 2015
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.
FCC Pushes Privacy Rules Forward
Apr 1, 2016
The FCC on Thursday followed through on plans to tackle consumer privacy. The agency issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to govern the use of consumer data by broadband providers, both wired and wireless.
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.