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Expanding Use of the 12.7-13.25 GHz Band for Mobile Broadband or Other Expanded Use

On October 6, 2022, the US Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Office of Engineering and Technology established GN Docket No. 22-352, which is captioned, “Expanding Use of the 12.7-13.25 GHz Band for Mobile Broadband or Other Expanded Use.”

The Notice seeks comment on how to best promote nationwide 5G services, 6G, and beyond in the 550 MHz of spectrum between 12.7 – 13.25 GHz, which the Commission dubs the “12.7 GHz band.”

5G Americas has the following comment:

Because historically it takes approximately a decade to implement a new
generation of commercial wireless technology, 5G Americas applauds the Commission for
launching its proceeding on the 12.7 GHz band. But 5G Americas joins a critical mass of
commenters on urging the Commission to prioritize repurposing the lower 3 GHz band first,
followed by other low mid-band ranges for flexible-use commercial licenses.

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