The standard (as far as how gear can operate in the bands) has been
created through the NPRM known as 04-186 which has gone through about 3
years of the FCC meat grinder. There is no IEEE standard or anything
like that but the rules are as clear as any other unlicensed standard.
Companies like Intel, Cisco, etc. have equipment designed and built
which they say can be used to deliver unlicensed broadband in these
spaces today. They are being tight-lipped about it though.
Mario Pommier wrote:
Any info through the grapevine about the likelihood of this spectrum
Then, I suppose a standard will have to be drafted and approved before
we see any gear. So is that a couple of years if we're lucky before
we can use sub-700Mhz to penetrate through trees in rural America?
Dawn DiPietro wrote:
This might clear up some confusion about which spectrum might become
As quoted from the press release;
"The WIN Act specifically requires the FCC to permit
license-free use of the unassigned broadcast spectrum between 54MHz
and 698 MHz within 180 days of enactment. This legislation will
enable entrepreneurs to provide affordable, competitive high-speed
wireless broadband services in areas that otherwise have no
connectivity to broadband Internet."
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