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Petition Seeks to Relieve FCC Licensees, Including Enterprise Users, of Big Headaches from Minor Ownership Changes

Jul 7, 2020 - Articles by

Many enterprise users of licensed radio spectrum overlook the requirement to seek prior approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when they undergo a change in corporate form or ownership structure that causes what is called a “pro forma assignment of license” or “pro forma transfer of control.” A pro forma transaction is one […]

TDM: IT’S ‘TIME TO DECOMMISSION AND MOVE’

Jul 1, 2020 - Articles by

Think about time-division multiplexing, once the bedrock for most networking, as something else entirely now! Know anyone still using Windows 7 at the beginning of 2020? If so, you probably couldn’t find a better example of what software “end of support” means. Technology innovation relentlessly produces better, faster, and cheaper […]

Bulletin for Clients Who Do Business with the Federal Government

Apr 16, 2020 - Articles by

One More Thing to Worry About: Your Use of Banned Telecom Equipment — As if you don’t already have enough on your mind, we are advising/reminding all clients who are federal government contractors that Congress has prohibited executive agencies from entering into, renewing, or extending contracts with entities that use […]

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 […]