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Lawmakers introduce bill to open up 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi use

Four House lawmakers joined together to introduce legislation that would direct the FCC to conduct tests within the 5.9 GHz band to see if more can be opened up for unlicensed Wi-Fi without interfering with current users. However, the bill could run into opposition from car makers and the auto industry at large because part of the band has been dedicated to safety and transportation applications.

Verizon, AT&T oppose Dish, T-Mobile's plans to split AWS-3 auction

Verizon Wireless and AT&T have signaled their opposition to proposals from T-Mobile US and Dish Network to effectively split the upcoming auction of AWS-3 spectrum between paired and unpaired airwaves.

AT&T, Google and others pick apart FCC's 3.5 GHz spectrum-sharing scheme

The FCC has a lot of work ahead if it hopes to create consensus around its plans for a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) at 3.5 GHz, as specific parts of its proposed rulemaking have come under attack from multiple corners.

Ericsson: 5G will require lots of new spectrum above 10 GHz

The most critical aspect that will influence how 5G networks manage envisioned traffic increases is the availability of additional spectrum, according to Ericsson. In a new white paper on 5G, the vendor said radio spectrum from 10 GHz up to 100 GHz is being  considered for use by 5G mobile communication systems.

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson partner on field trials of 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing

Verizon is joining chipmaker Qualcomm and infrastructure vendor Ericsson on field trials of spectrum-sharing technology in the 3550-3650 MHz band at multiple locations.

FCC, NTIA eye creation of model city for dynamic spectrum-sharing tests

The FCC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are jointly soliciting comments regarding plans to set up a public-private partnership aimed at creating an urban test city where dynamic spectrum sharing could be demonstrated and evaluated.

Map shows possible TV white-space coverage zones for 16,500+ libraries

An interactive online map from the Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN) shows prospective TV white space (TVWS) coverage zones for the more than 16,500 U.S. public libraries, which the GLN is using to make a pitch for including such facilities in upcoming rural broadband experiments authorized by the FCC.

3.5 GHz: Debate continues on spectrum sharing, band plan and unlicensed use

Comments and presentations are rolling in to the FCC regarding its plan to use spectrum-sharing techniques to open up the 3.5 GHz band for wireless broadband use. The idea to create a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in this band is revolutionary in many aspects, but some are concerned that this uniqueness--particularly as it applies to the spectrum band plan--might have unintended ramifications in the United States as well as globally.

3.5 GHz spectrum band plan drawing scrutiny

The FCC's plan to create a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band has multiple moving parts. And the FCC's spectrum-related decisions will likely have international as well as domestic repercussions.

3.5 GHz spectrum-sharing database 'could get very complicated,' says Accenture exec

One of the keys to enabling the FCC's plan for spectrum sharing in the new 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is the spectrum database, which will dynamically manage spectrum allocations on the fly, based on preset policies and spectrum availability to protect against interference that might negatively impact incumbents and priority users.