FCC to Make 4x More Licensed, 'Flexible Use' Spectrum Available in Spectrum Frontiers Move

If the FCC votes to adopt the proposed Spectrum Frontiers rulemaking on July 14, it will be making available more spectrum for flexible use wireless broadband than ever before: A total of 10.85 GHz, giving wireless operators and others a whole lot more spectrum to play with.

The FCC released a fact sheet on Thursday related to its Spectrum Frontiers proposal that identifies vast amounts of high-band spectrum for 5G wireless broadband. The proceeding has not gone without a hitch – the satellite and mobile industries have been bickering over spectrum sharing, particularly in the 28 GHz band. 

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