The FCC is inviting public input on a proposal to share use of the 3.3–3.55 GHz band. The agency also proposes to move incumbent non-federal secondary radiolocation and amateur allocations out of the band to prepare it for potential commercial wireless use.
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Commission seeks comment on appropriate relocation options for incumbent non-federal users, either to the 3.1–3.3 GHz band or to other frequencies.
The agency also invites public input on the transition mechanism and process for moving incumbent users, and on relocation costs and considerations.
The proposals in the NPRM are an initial step toward potential future shared use between federal operations and flexible use commercial services, consistent with the Commission’s responsibilities specified in the MOBILE NOW Act. The measure directed the agency to identify spectrum for new mobile and fixed wireless use. The Commission must also consult the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to evaluate the feasibility of allowing commercial wireless services to share use of spectrum between 3.1 and 3.55 GHz.
Federal Register publication determined when comments are due. Interested parties may file comments on or before February 21, and reply comments on or before March 23. Electronically file comments here to WT Docket No. 19–348.