• Chairman Pai Plans to Circulate Spectrum Frontier Order
  • October 6, 2017 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he plans to circulate a draft of a second Spectrum Frontiers Order to his fellow commissioners by year’s end. The order would make additional high band spectrum available to wireless service providers. Pai recounted that the initial Spectrum Frontiers Order (Vol. XIII, Issue 26) freed up almost 11 GHz of spectrum in bands above 24 GHz for mobile use (3.85 GHz for licensed use in the 28, 37, and 39 GHz bands and 7 GHz for unlicensed use in the 64-71 GHz band). Pai stated that the Commission should continue to examine the 28 GHz, 37 GHz, and 39 GHz bands, but should also consider other high band spectrum suitable for shared commercial use.