U.S. opens up 100 MHz of mid-band spectrum for 5G
According to Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the DoD, the spectrum was cleared for 5G following a 15-week review.
It will be provided under a new spectrum-sharing framework that will also allow defense radar services to continue to use the frequencies.
The 3450MHz-3550MHz band supports critical DoD radar operations, including high-powered defense radar systems on fixed, mobile, shipborne and airborne platforms.
America’s Mid-Band Initiative Team (AMBIT) identified a contiguous, 100MHz segment that was available for sharing.
The newly available spectrum is set to be auctioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) once the service rules have been adopted, with some reports suggesting an auction could take place by December 2021.
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