Clackamas, OR, May 14, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- A new global trend for the 3.65 GHz band is emerging due to the recent U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Report and Order opening up 150 MHz for shared access in the 3550-3700 MHz band to wireless broadband service providers, industrial users, and other federal/non-federal users. This is a significant operational change for the 3.65 GHz wireless broadband community, critical infrastructure players, and specifically global WiMAX deployments, which demand solid guidelines, policies, and industry support to have adequate protection.
On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Report and Order (“Report and Order”) creating a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) that will permit commercial use of 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3550-3700 MHz band (“3.5 GHz Band”). It contains the band 3650-3700 MHz which includes the 3.65 GHz Wireless Broadband Service (“WBS”).
The Report and Order adopts rules for making the band available in phases for wireless broadband and other innovative uses through a three-tiered sharing framework enabled by a Spectrum Access System (“SAS”) that will establish frequency and power usage restrictions to protect incumbent users from interference.
The WiMAX Forum Smart Energy Working Group (SEWG) has been closely monitoring this activity and is working closely with ecosystem players to develop such guidelines so 3.65 GHz users can continue to leverage this band. SEWG’s daily interactions with the FCC, WinnForum, and other rule makers have perfectly positioned SEWG at the heart of the 3.65 GHz band policy-making debate and Spectrum Access System (SAS) development.
The WiMAX Forum will host a free live webinar on Wednesday, June 3 at 10AM PDT, which is open to all companies seeking more details and wanting to influence the outcome. To pre-register for the webinar, please visit http://www.wimaxforum.org/event/opening-up-of-3-65-ghz-band-webinar
Only member companies have access to the related documents posted by SEWG in the member’s portal and are entitled to benefit from the Forum’s centric role in shaping the 3.65 GHz band’s future. Join the WiMAX Forum today.
If you have questions, please contact Sophia.Chang@WiMAXForum.org.