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Mobile phone frequency spectrum allocations


Nov 17, 2004, 1:00 AM
I would be most appreciative if suggestions could be offered to any sources of information on the following.

I am researching mobile phone frequency spectrum allocations from 640MHz through to 3GHz.
My requirement is to locates sources of frequency spectrum allocations for devices or applications other mobile phones within the 64HHz to 3GHz ranges.

Thanking you warmly.
Philip P
Rich Brome

Nov 18, 2004, 5:50 PM
In the U.S., the two major bands are cellular and PCS:

Cellular (800 / 850):
824 - 849 MHz (reverse link)
869 - 894 MHz (forward link)

PCS (1900):
1850 - 1910 MHz (reverse link)
1930 - 1990 MHz (forward link)

Forward link means tower-to-phone, reverse is phone-to-tower.

Each of those bands is sub-divided by both frequency and geography, and that is how licenses are assigned. For any one geographic point, there are two primary cellular licenses and six PCS licenses issued by the FCC. Those licenses can be subdivided and sold privately, however.


- Nextel uses different spectrum (which is complex and changing).

- New bands are currently being set aside and prepared for auction by the FCC.

- Other parts of the ...

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