Nov. 14, 2005

TA releases quarterly report stating that rebanding is behind schedule.

Dec. 1, 2005

Sprint Nextel asks FCC to extend the timetable for rebanding by at least eight months.

Dec. 21, 2005

RCC Consultants submits the “Pandora filing” to the FCC.

Dec. 27, 2005

According to Sprint Nextel, 65 Wave 1, Stage 1 licensees enter mediation after failing to sign a rebanding agreement.

Dec. 30, 2005

FCC issues public notice that licensees appealing a mediation decision to the commission must fund the appeal themselves.

Jan. 12,

Six public-safety trade associations express concerns about the slow rebanding process — particularly approvals of planning-funding requests — and ask the FCC to intervene.

Jan. 27

Motorola announces availability of software needed for most of its rebanding customers (see story on page 12).

Feb. 1

Voluntary negotiation period for Wave 1 licensees begins.

Feb. 8

Mediation period concludes for Wave 1, Stage 1 licensees without a rebanding agreement.