FCC plans millimeter wave spectrum auctions in 2018 and 2019

July 13,2018

FCC plans to start auctioning millimeter wave spectrum in 24GHz and 28GHz band from 14th Nov 2018. 34,37 and 47GHz bands are expected to be auctioned in 2019. In the August 2 meeting of FCC rules for auction will be discussed.

Millimeter waves are required for commercial roll out of 5G, in order to meet high capacity needs. AT&T is planning to roll-out 5G services in 12 markets by year end. Wjile, Verizon is planning to roll-out fixed wireless access to provide residential broadband service by year end.

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