News and information related to the reconfiguration of the 800 MHz band, as a result of interference to public-safety communications systems inadvertently caused by commercial carrier Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel).

  • Nov 17, 2015

    Shulman Rogers: Alan Tilles outlines post-rebanding 800 MHz interference issues, public-safety options

    Alan Tilles, a partner in the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, discusses new interference issues that 800 MHz public-safety LMR systems are receiving from cellular carriers even after rebanding is completed in a geographic area. In many cases, rules associated with the FCC's original rebanding order can be used to help rectify the problems, Tilles says in this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson....More
  • Oct 9, 2015
    Urgent Communications

    EWA: Mark Crosby talks about summit, need for licensees to use limited spectrum wisely

    Mark Crosby, president and CEO of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), speaks about EWA's efforts to educate wireless dealers about managing the limited spectrum available and his organization's role as a spectrum coordinator. He also speaks about the Wireless Leadership Summit providing an education source for wireless owners on how to adapt in the growing culture of wireless dealer consolidation....More
  • Jan 15, 2015

    PDV’s 900 MHz LMR-to-broadband proposal could be crossroads for critical-infrastructure comms

    Utilities and critical-infrastructure entities should embrace the notion of the Pacific DataVision (PDV) offering to provide broadband services to such users, if technical issues are addressed and the prioritization commitments are made. At this junction, these critical-infrastructure groups need as many broadband options as possible....More
  • Jul 8, 2014

    Ten years later, 800 MHz rebanding proves to be an enlightening exercise 2

    It has taken much longer than originally expected, but 800 MHz rebanding is almost complete in most of the United States 10 years after the FCC established a plan for the spectral reconfiguration of the band. Was it worth the effort?...More
  • Jun 24, 2014

    Who Receives New Spectrum is a Pivotal Decision

    The last time we had a new allocation of spectrum for industrial/business licensees was in 1985. Reagan was president, the first dot-com was registered, and a gallon of gas was $1.07....More

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