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FCC Opens 4.9 GHz Band to Leasing and Public/Private Partnerships

Oct 16, 2020 - Articles by

The FCC recently adopted new rules for the 4940 – 4990 MHz (“4.9 GHz”) Public Safety band to give state governments authority to lease or share this spectrum with non-public safety entities for public safety, private, or commercial service. The new rules provide an opportunity for many types of entities to access 4.9 […]

FCC Declines to Stay Rules on Use of Unlicensed Devices at 6 GHz

Aug 19, 2020 - Articles by

This is an update on the FCC’s recent proceeding (ET Docket No. 18-295) to allow the deployment of new unlicensed transmitting devices, most likely for use as Wi-Fi devices, in the 5925-7125 MHz (“6 GHz”) band. The rules allowing unlicensed devices at 6 GHz became effective on July 27, 2020, […]

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 […]


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 […]