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FCC Action May Delay Deployment of 5G and Industrial IoT Applications and Services Under Innovative New Spectrum Sharing Regime in 3.5 GHz Band

Posted in Broadband Deployment, DWT Advisory, Spectrum Initiatives

The FCC’s plan to release an additional 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band under the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) shared spectrum access regime will likely be delayed as the agency continues to work out final details of shared access rights. In action earlier today the Commission adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on several proposed changes to several aspects of CBRS regime, including potential changes to the size and term of priority access licenses, and changes to certain technical rules.

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