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WiGig? Why Not! FCC Sets Aside Significant Unlicensed Spectrum for Deployment and Support of 5G Wireless Services in Latest “Spectrum Frontiers” Order

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On Thursday, July 14, the FCC adopted its “Spectrum Frontiers” Order which allocates a substantial amount of high-frequency millimeter wave spectrum for both licensed and unlicensed use to support the deployment of the “next generational evolution of wireless technology to so-called” 5G wireless networks and services. This order, and the agency’s speed in adopting this item, reflects the FCC’s commitment to expanding spectrum access through both traditional (licensed) and emerging (unlicensed and shared) access regimes.

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