They currently hold 13 Experimental Licenses for 3.65 - 3.7 and 5.4-5.725

Check them out yourself and make you own conclusions

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Gino A. Villarini
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp.
tel  787.273.4143   fax   787.273.4145

-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Jack Unger
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 9:07 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] 3650 equipment

Gino,

Is Towerstream doing this - using 3650 to deliver commercial service?

jack


Gino A. Villarini wrote:

> Towerstream anyone ?
> 
> Gino A. Villarini
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp.
> tel  787.273.4143   fax   787.273.4145
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of Jack Unger
> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 6:56 PM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] 3650 equipment
> 
> Jeffrey,
> 
> I have to question the "judgement ability" (or the lack of it) of anyone 
> who abuses the FCC rules to the extent of taking a licensed 
> "experimental" system and using it for a commercial, revenue-generating 
> purpose. Someone who would do this is (IMHO):
> 
> 1. Someone with no business sense
> 2. Someone with no appreciation of (or experience with) the enforcement 
> powers of the FCC
> 3. Someone who will likely turn out to be their own worst enemy
> 4. NOT someone who I could rely upon to provide me reliable, long-term 
> WISP service.
>                jack
> 
> 
> 
> jeffrey thomas wrote:
> 
> 
>>Patrick,
>>
>>It doesnt change the fact that many have launched "limited" deployments
>>as a "test" but still charged for the access service, banking on the
>>fact that the FCC has set the band aside for unlicensed anyways, and
>>that the chance of the FCC cracking down on them is very low. 
>>
>>Im not saying this is right, but reality is such that they will be
>>evenutally amending the rules and the gear according to my sources that
>>is available today will be compliant. *shrug*
>>
>>-
>>
>>Jeff
>>
>>On Tue, 23 May 2006 12:37:11 -0700, "Patrick Leary"
>><[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
>>
>>
>>>Exactly, it clearly shows that an operator today CANNOT launch any
>>>commercial services using 3650MHz.
>>>
>>>- Patrick
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Charles Wu [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
>>>Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:40 AM
>>>To: 'WISPA General List'
>>>Subject: RE: [WISPA] 3650 equipment
>>>
>>>Read below and you can decide on whether or not you will be "breaking the
>>>law" w/ a 3650 deployment
>>>
>>>
>>>---------------------------
>>>To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
>>>Cc: <isp-wireless@isp-wireless.com>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>>Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 6:32 AM
>>>Subject: [equipment-l] Experimental Licensing in the 3650 MHz Band - 
>>>Clarifications
>>>
>>>
>>>Recently, there have been some misleading advertisements promising
>>>turn-key
>>>3.65 GHz licensing services as a means of avoiding interference in
>>>congested
>>>license-exempt ISM/UNII bands.  Although the FCC issued adopted rules
>>>back
>>>in March 2005 to open access to new spectrum for wireless broadband in
>>>the
>>>3.65 GHz band, a "minor" contention-based requirement has delayed the
>>>deployment of wireless broadband services in this band as equipment
>>>manufacturers currently work behind the scenes to iron out the details. 
>>>As
>>>things currently stand, deploying a 3.65 GHz system today falls under
>>>Subpart 5: Experimental Radio Service of the FCC Rules.
>>>
>>>Infrastructure Investment & Experimentation under Part 5 needs to be done
>>>strictly from a "curiosity" perspective rather than one of "commercial
>>>network expansion."  Part 5 permits experimentation in scientific or
>>>technical operations directly related to the use of radio waves. The
>>>rules
>>>provide the opportunity to experiment with new techniques or new services
>>>prior to submitting proposals to the FCC to change its rules.
>>>
>>>Some useful excerpts regarding Experimental Licensing
>>>
>>>47CFR5.3: Scope of Service
>>>
>>>Stations operating in the Experimental Radio Service will be permitted to
>>>conduct the following type of operations:
>>>(a)    Experimentations in scientific or technical radio research
>>>(b)   Experimentations under contractual agreement with the United States
>>>Government, or for export purposes.
>>>(c)    Communications essential to a research project.
>>>(d)   Technical demonstrations of equipment or techniques.
>>>(e)    Field strength surveys by persons not eligible for authorization
>>>in
>>>any other service.
>>>(f)     Demonstration of equipment to prospective purchasers by persons
>>>engaged in the business of selling radio equipment.
>>>(g)    Testing of equipment in connection with production or regulatory
>>>approval of such equipment.
>>>(h)    Development of radio technique, equipment or engineering data not
>>>related to an existing or proposed service, including field or factory
>>>testing or calibration of equipment.
>>>(i)      Development of radio technique, equipment, operational data or
>>>engineering data related to an existing or proposed radio service.
>>>(j)     Limited market studies.
>>>(k)   Types of experiments that are not specifically covered under
>>>paragraphs (a) through (j) of this section will be considered upon
>>>demonstration of need
>>>
>>>47CFR5.51: Eligibility of License
>>>
>>>(a)    Authorizations for stations in the Experimental Radio Service will
>>>be
>>>issued only to persons qualified to conduct experimentation utilizing
>>>radio
>>>waves for scientific or technical operation data directly related to a
>>>use
>>>of radio not provided by existing rules; or for communications in
>>>connection
>>>with research projects when existing communications facilities are
>>>inadequate.
>>>
>>>47CFR5.63: Supplementary Statements
>>>
>>>(a)    Each applicant for an authorization in the Experimental Radio
>>>Service
>>>must enclose with the application a narrative statement describing in
>>>detail
>>>the program of research and experimentation proposed, the specific
>>>objectives sought to be accomplished; and how the program of
>>>experimentation
>>>has a reasonable promise of contribution to the development, extension,
>>>or
>>>expansion, or utilization of the radio art, or is along lines not already
>>>investigated.
>>>
>>>For further information regarding experimental licensing, the FCC has a
>>>nice
>>>online FAQ that gives a step-by-step how-to on experimental licensing:
>>>http://www.fcc.gov/oet/faqs/elbfaqs.html
>>>
>>>
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