• 800 MHz TA Reports Progress on Band Realignment
  • February 9, 2017 | Author: Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • In its last report of 2016, the 800 MHz band transition administrator (TA) reported that the focus was still on the reconfiguration of Mexican border licenses. All anticipated frequency reconfiguration agreements (FRA) for the Mexican border have been submitted to the TA, and once they are approved, licensees may proceed with implementation. By the end of the third quarter, 98.1% of non-public safety licensees along the Mexican border had their FRAs approved, 52% had completed physical retuning, and 26.4% had closed on their realignment. For public safety licensees, 100% had their FRAs approved, 41.9% had completed retuning, and 16.2% had closed on their realignment.