Law firm, trade group hold 800MHz confabs
Information about a proposal to reallocate land mobile radio spectrum in frequency ranges from 700MHz to 2,100MHz will be offered in meetings conducted separately by a Rockville, MD, law firm and a Washington, DC, trade association in February.
On Feb. 18, the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker (301-230-5200) will host a meeting at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas to summarize the Nextel Communications proposal and a possible FCC notice of proposed rulemaking about the reallocation that may be issued by that time.
“The discussion will include a summary of the proposal(s), how it impacts your operations, possible alternative plans, work that is being performed on the proposal by various trade associations and details as to how you can participate in the proceeding if you so desire,” a statement from the law firm reads.
The meeting is set for 1 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., and will be followed by a demonstration of Aeronautical Radio’s digital dispatch system, a cooperative venture that offers participation by other private radio operators. Before the 800MHz meeting, the law firm will offer an update about spectrum refarming in the VHF and UHF bands and the status of frequency coordination standardization.
Alan Tilles, chairman of the law firm’s Telecommunications Group, will host the meeting.
The American Mobile Telecommunications Association (202-331-7773) has set Feb. 19 in Baltimore and Feb. 26 in Dallas for its Interactive Policy Forum for the Commercial and the Private Wireless Industry: The Nextel 800MHz Proposal. Presenters will include representatives from Nextel, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials—International and an engineering firm yet to be named.
Nextel submitted the proposal to the FCC in an effort to eliminate radio interference to public safety communications by exchanging frequencies among commercial carriers, public safety agencies and industrial users.