Urgent Communications – Rebanding
- Written by Urgent Communications Administrator
- 16th December 2008
FCC votes early to advance 900 MHz broadband proposal from pdvWirelessFCC commissioners yesterday voted unanimously to adopt a long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would let pdvWireless consolidate its many slivers of 900 MHz narrowband spectrum into a 3×3 MHz swath that could support dedicated LTE broadband services for utilities and other enterprises. FCC commissioners initially were scheduled to vote on the 900 MHz […]
Progress in Mexico means 800 MHz rebanding “close” to being done, FCC official tells NPSTC boardWith key 800 MHz licensees in Mexico completing their spectrum relocation, there is a “light at the end of [the] tunnel” of the massive and oft-delayed 800 MHz rebanding initiative, an FCC official recently told the governing board of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).
FCC sets timeline for 4.9 GHz comments, will initiate 911 dispatchable-location proceedingPublic safety and other interested parties can submit comments to the FCC about proposed rules for the 4.9 GHz band by July 6, and the agency plans to begin a proceeding to examine rules mandating that dispatchable-location information be transmitted with all 911 calls, an FCC official said this week.
Shulman Rogers: Alan Tilles outlines post-rebanding 800 MHz interference issues, public-safety optionsAlan 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.