Amateur 47 GHz Allocation Avoids 5G Juggernaut in the US for Now, Worldwide Defense Continues
- American Radio Relay League July 20th, 2016
- Source: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/amateur-47-ghz-allocation-avoids-5g-juggernaut-in-the-us-for-now-worldwide-defense-continues
There’s good news regarding the future of Amateur Radio’s primary allocation at 47 GHz in the US. Still a test bed for point-to-point propagation experimentation by dedicated enthusiasts, the 47-47.2 GHz band is among those under consideration at the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019 (WRC-19) to accommodate so-called 5G wireless broadband devices. Early this year, some FCC commissioners indicated they would include bands on the WRC-19 agenda in the Commission’s “Spectrum Frontiers” 5G initiative.