I think you're confused with 3.65 GHz (still in the works, FCC proposed
"contention-based" sharing mechanism.)
This is an additional 255 MHz of spectrum around 5.4 GHz and IT
requires Dynamic Frequency Sharing (I think?) - DFS - basically if the
radio hears a US DOD RADAR system, it changes channels to get out of
It's low power, but some interesting gear should come out for
high-bandwidth, relatively short-range.
It IS "available to everyone" - we'll see it used for WLANs. Good news
is that it may well be enough to "encourage" WLANs and cordless phones
to use that portion of the spectrum instead of 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz.
On Mar 6, 2006, at 08:47, Rick Harnish wrote:
As far as I know, the hardware/software has to be contention based to
allowed to use the spectrum. I would doubt if many consumer devices
allowed to operate in this spectrum.
I can tell you that Orthogon has already released the firmware upgrade
the Gemini product to be used for the 5.4 Spectrum.
I just sent an email to them about the release date for the Spectra
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Please excuse my ignorance, but is this spectrum going to be turned
to every wireless consumer grade appliances known to man or is this
be something that is going to be released for the WISP? I know that I
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