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FCC Delays Auction of Priority Access Licenses at 3.5 GHz

Mar 26, 2020 - Articles by

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has pushed out the deadlines associated with its upcoming auction of Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) in the 3550-3700 MHz (“3.5 GHz”) band, part of what the FCC calls the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”). As detailed […]

FCC Sets Auction Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band

Mar 20, 2020 - Articles by

As we reported late last year the FCC has completed a number of steps to open the 3550-3700 MHz (“3.5 GHz”) band to use as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”). The rules for this 150 MHz of bandwidth incorporate some unique features intended to optimize the use of the […]

FCC Adopts New Rules on RF Safety

Mar 19, 2020 - Articles by

The FCC recently voted to change its rules on how to best protect the general public and trained workers from the health risks associated with radiofrequency (RF) emissions. The FCC decided not to change its long-standing RF exposure limits, finding that there was an insufficient scientific record to change the […]

Voice is (NOT) Dead

Feb 24, 2020 - Articles by

For the last decade, the industry and press have declared the death of voice, or at least the traditional PSTN network.  Like the premature report of Mark Twain’s death, the reports are exaggerated, but not without merit.  Voice is dying, but it is not dead; in the telecom industry, change […]

Information Security Demands More than Privacy Laws Compliance

Feb 14, 2020 - Articles by

The California Consumer Privacy Act has made headlines in recent weeks (including in several LB3 podcasts “A Summary CCPA Procurement and Compliance Guide for Your IT and Telecoms Agreements” and “How the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Affects Your Service Provider Agreements“); this week because the California Attorney General […]