On March 21, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted “The Spectrum Horizons First Report and Order”. The document establishes rules to encourage the development of new communications technologies and expedite the deployment of new services in the spectrum above 95 GHz for licensed and unlicensed use.
The First Report and Order creates a new category of experimental licenses for using frequencies between 95 GHz and 3 THz. These licenses will give innovators the flexibility to conduct experiments lasting up to 10 years and to more easily market equipment during the experimental period.
For unlicensed side, the FCC is opening 21.2 GHz spectrum in the following bands:
The official documents are available here.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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