More than 20 entities signed off on a letter to Congressional leaders today calling on lawmakers to ensure the FCC doesn’t allow for a private auction of C-Band spectrum to the benefit of foreign satellite operators.
The CCA, Charter Communications and ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association have filed a proposal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for repurposing at least 370 megahertz of the C-band spectrum for 5G.
Google and WISPA are touting the results of a study that shows the viability of introducing shared spectrum between satellite earth stations and point-to-multipoint broadband systems (P2MP) in the C-band.
Ericsson warned the FCC that if it adopts a two-tranche approach promoted by the C-Band Alliance (CBA), it would have a “detrimental impact” on the development of a 5G ecosystem in the 3.7GHz-4.2GHz band.
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly might have been preaching to the choir at the Brooklyn 5G Summit on Thursday, but he didn’t mince words when it came to his view on the mid-band spectrum conundrum in the U.S.