The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) submits an ex parte filing subsequent to a February meeting with the FCC regarding frequency-coordination procedures for future 800 MHz expansion-band and guard-band applications for spectrum made available through rebanding.
Three key organizations—the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) and the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC)—to transform some LMR airwaves in the 900 MHz industrial/business band into a block of contiguous spectrum that could be used for private broadband networks using LTE technology.
FCC’s H Block spectrum auction closed yesterday with bids totaling the $1.564 billion reserve price promised by satellite provider Dish Network prior to the start of the auction. Proceeds from the auction are scheduled to be used as funding support for FirstNet.
Commercial wireless carriers support the FCC’s focus on providing location data from 911 callers using a wireless phone inside a building, but they question whether proposed rules on the topic are technically feasible in the near term, according to representatives from key wireless-carrier trade associations.
Datron discontinues its P25 product line while suing Etherstack. Datron contends Etherstack failed to deliver software and hardware for a tri-band P25 radio that was announced several years ago, but Etherstack claims that Datron did not pay money owed to Etherstack. (Story updated at 11:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 26)
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