Federated Wireless argues that proposed 37 GHz hybrid licensing scheme will directly benefit carriers
February 28, 2016
Spectrum sharing technology startup Federated Wireless is urging the FCC to adopt a proposed hybrid licensing scheme for the 37 GHz band, as it will best ensure the availability of "meaningful indoor coverage," and operators will directly benefit. But both Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T (NYSE: T) are on record saying they're concerned the 37 GHz hybrid proposal would adversely affect 5G deployments.
Verizon argues that the hybrid proposal for the 37 GHz band would create unnecessary complications for terrestrial licensees and delay the emergence of 5G operations. AT&T also has said it is concerned the hybrid approach would be burdensome to administer and could interfere with 5G deployments.
Federated Wireless notes in its recent filing with the FCC that a handful of commenters on the commission's proposals for high-band spectrum argue that the licensing and service rules should be in keeping with the commission's traditional approaches rather than use tools like Spectrum Access System (SAS) technologies.