5G: US is off to the races
- Monica Alleven for Fierce Wireless Tech July 18th, 2016
- Source: http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/5g-us-races/2016-07-18
While the ink is still drying on the FCC's 278-page order on Spectrum Frontiers, it's worth taking special note of this moment in time – one that has been compared to the magnitude of releasing the 1900 MHz PCS band spectrum in the 1990s.
Speaking as an old-timer who was there during the PCS auctions in the '90s, I can say it delivered as advertised. Sure, there were some glitches along the way, like alleged collusion during at least one of the auction bidding rounds and attempts to foster minority participation that only led to corporate shenanigans.