US Regulator Releases Report into Freeing Up More Broadband Spectrum

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The USA's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has said that it continues to engage federal and industry stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition of the 1695 1710 MHz and 1755 1780 MHz radio spectrum for future use by mobile broadband services.

In cooperation with these stakeholders, NTIA and the FCC will also be developing sharing options to accommodate new broadband applications and devices in the 3.5 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

The announcement was made as the NTIA released the Fourth Interim Progress Report on the Obama Administration's initiative to identify and make available 500 megahertz of federal and non-federal spectrum for commercial wireless broadband use by 2020.

The report also included a plan for federal agencies to conduct quantitative assessments of their actual spectrum usage in 960 megahertz of additional spectrum, as directed in President Obama's June 2013 Memorandum.

Between October 2010 and September 2013, NTIA formally recommended or otherwise identified for potential reallocation up to 405 megahertz of spectrum.

On the web: NTIA Report (pdf file)

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