FCC Upends Licensing Process for 5G Research
- Stephanie Kanowitz for GCN May 16th, 2017
- Source: https://gcn.com/articles/2017/05/16/fcc-experimental-licensing-system.aspx
The growing demand for faster, more robust wireless service from consumers, smart city integrators and internet-of-things manufacturers is spurring the need for the next generation of wireless connectivity-- or 5G.
To make it easier to experiment with new technologies and services in the wireless spectrum, the Federal Communications Commission launched a web portal and experimental licensing system (ELS) that speeds the license modification process for researchers.
Previously, researchers had to apply for a new license for every change in an experiment, but the FCC has modified the rules.