Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

US FCC's chairman moves to allow spectrum sharing

Grant Gross | March 25, 2014
The U.S. Federal Communications will soon move forward on a 2-year-old proposal to experiment with spectrum sharing in an effort to deal with a skyrocketing demand for mobile data bandwidth and increasingly crowded mobile services, the agency's chairman said Monday.

Wheeler seemed to address reluctance by some broadcasters to participate in the auction. "This auction presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for broadcasters," he said. "Seldom have I seen such a risk-free opportunity as that which is presented to the broadcasters by the incentive auction."

TV stations will be able to continue in their business by sharing spectrum and "turn around a get a check for the spectrum they're vacating," he added.

The Brookings event included a discussion of a paper, by J. Pierre de Vries and Phil Weiser, both at the University of Colorado, calling for changes in the way the FCC mediates spectrum interference disputes. The authors called for a new legal process to handle interference complaints.

 

Previous Page  1  2 

Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.