WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s vote in July on whether or not the auction will have a main band, a largely unused 2.5 GHz spectrum, and to help advance the next generation of 5G wireless networks and for scrap metal requirements, which are to be used for educational purposes, the agency said on Tuesday.
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The FCC, in May of 2018 and beyond voting, to consider the release of the key with 2.5 GHz mid-band spectrum has been reserved in the 1960s for what is now known as the Educational Broadband Service.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement that the proposal would be to give existing customers more flexibility in how they use the spectrum. “Value of mid-band spectrum available for new mobile services that will allow for a more efficient and effective use of these airwaves, and will advance U.S. leadership in 5G,” he added.
The said last year that the FCC was looking for, in order to ensure that the existing customers would retain the spectrum, some entities will have a chance to get a new license “and then click on the auction and the auction of the remaining white-space.” Reuters reported the auction plan earlier in the week.
Sprint Corp. (a) allows the use of the leased spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band to the existing 4G network, 5G network, which is being rolled out. That spectrum, which is a very important part of a Sprint and T-Mobile US Inc’s proposed $26 billion tie-up, and 5 G of the plan, and will not be directly affected by the auction, the FCC officials said.
The U.S. Department of Education, in a June 7 letter, said the FCC should maintain an “education requirement for spectrum, and suggested that the setting aside of the revenue generated from licence sales in order to assist students who do not have access to the internet to do their homework.
The FCC’s proposal would remove the teaching requirement, the officials told reporters on a conference call. It is not the supply of an auction, the time frame, but said that the proposal for competitive bid for the window.” The various FCC auctions are scheduled for this year, the agency added.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr’s last year, it is noted that the 2.5 GHz band is unused in more than half of the country, with more than 90% of the licenses are held by educational facilities to be leased to other entities.
It should be said that these systems show a lot of institutions have contracted with these companies, so that everyone can focus on what is the best way to do the former and can raise
the students, and the latter may be in the building, such as a wireless network.”
The FCC is planning to vote next month on its review of the children’s television programming rules, it said in a statement.
Report by David Shepardson; Editing by Richard Chang