The FCC's move to release more 5 GHz frequencies for gigabit Wi-Fi use reflects efforts to develop and employ spectrum-sharing techniques to open up encumbered frequencies. It also highlights the ongoing battle between parties advocating for licensed vs. unlicensed spectrum allocations.
Though Dish Network, Sprint Nextel and the FCC itself continue sparring over proposed rules impacting 2 GHz AWS-4 spectrum and the 1900 MHz PCS H Block, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is still aiming to wrap up its rulemaking proceeding within the month of December.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has stepped up to defend the role of television broadcasting in modern U.S. society, suggesting at least some broadcast frequencies need to be protected from spectrum-hungry wireless broadband providers.
BOULDER, Colo.--Dish Network's efforts to launch a terrestrial LTE Advanced network using S-band satellite spectrum are an imperative for the satellite-TV provider, which is watching its primary
LightSquared continues swinging at the FCC, saying its effort to keep LightSquared from operating its planned LTE network in satellite spectrum is "wholly inconsistent" with other FCC proceedings