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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:31 PM

FCC votes 3-2 to auction key 2.5 GHz spectrum band for 5G

Source: Reuters


FCC votes 3-2 to auction key 2.5 GHz spectrum band for 5G

David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to auction a key band of underused 2.5 GHz spectrum to help advance next-generation 5G wireless networks and scrap requirements that it be used for education.

The mid-band spectrum was reserved in the 1960s for what is now known as the Educational Broadband Service. Sprint Corp (S.N) uses leased spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band in its existing 4G network and 5G network that it is being rolled out.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission was taking “a major step toward freeing up critical mid-band spectrum for 5G. At long last, we remove the burdensome restrictions on this band, allowing incumbents greater flexibility in their use of the spectrum and introduce a spectrum auction that will ensure that this public resource is finally devoted to its highest-valued use.”

Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the Republican majority was collapsing “this spectrum into an overlay auction system that structurally advantages a single nationwide carrier.”

She added the “order turns its back on the schools and educational institutions that have made the 2.5 GHz band their home since 1962... and reverts to uninspired and stale commercial spectrum policy.”


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wireless/fcc-votes-3-2-to-auction-key-2-5-ghz-spectrum-band-for-5g-idUSKCN1U522C

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