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5G Americas’ Statement on FCC’s Order Opening Up 3.45 – 3.55 GHz Band

On March 17, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Second Report and Order that would establish rules to create a new 3.45 GHz Service operating between 3.45-3.55 GHz, making 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum available for flexible use throughout the contiguous United States. (WT Docket No. 19-348). This order stems from an earlier Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued on December 16, 2019 regarding facilitating shared use of the 3.1 – 3.55 GHz band. That NPRM proposed the removal of existing non-federal secondary radiolocation and amateur allocations in the 3.3-3.55 GHz band and the relocation of incumbent non-federal operations out of the band.

5G Americas has the following statement:

“5G Americas welcomes the addition of more mid-band spectrum for connecting Americans and congratulates Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel and the FCC for continuing to make spectrum for 5G a priority. Spectrum in all ranges will be needed to fulfill the promise of 5G and mid-band provides both coverage and capacity. Making 3.45 – 3.55 GHz available through licenses for large geographic areas, at full commercial power, will ensure 5G leadership by the U.S. A growing 5G ecosystem will be critical to the post-pandemic economic recovery. 5G Americas looks forward to continuing to work with the FCC on mid-band spectrum."

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