• FCC Requests Comment on Draft Recommendations for WRC-19
  • May 22, 2017 | Authors: Albert J. Catalano; Timothy A. Doughty; Michael T. N. Fitch; C. Douglas Jarrett; Gregory E. Kunkle; Thomas B. Magee; Tracy P. Marshall; Kathleen M. Slattery; Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The Commission seeks comment on draft recommendations provided by World Radiocommunications Conference Advisory Committee (WAC) to reach consensus on items for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19). At its last meeting, WAC approved two draft preliminary views and four draft proposals, and returned one draft proposal back for lacking consensus. The returned proposal concerns the coexistence between Wi-Fi and new radar systems in the 5.25 - 5.35 GHz and 5.47 - 5.73 GHz bands. The proposal asserts that “Wi-Fi operations should not be required to protect the radars in a way that would preclude Wi-Fi operations.” The Commission also seeks comment on draft proposals presented by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Comments will assist the FCC in its consultations with the State Department and NTIA in the development of U.S. positions for WRC-19. Comments are due by May 8. For more information, please contact Wes Wright ([email protected]; 202.434.4239).