FCC: The Best Spectrum Bands for Mobile Broadband
We support and appreciate the initial efforts the FCC and NTIA have made to allocate the 500 MHz of spectrum called for by President Obama and the National Broadband Plan. With the looming spectrum crisis that’s threatening to halt the growth and innovation in our industry, we continue to urge the Commission to bring the spectrum bands best suited for mobile broadband to market soon. In our comments to the FCC on how to promote wireless broadband deployment in the spectrum bands identified by NTIA we emphasized:
- The 1755-1780 MHz and 1780-1850 MHz bands are ideal for mobile broadband and their deployment should be made a high priority;
- Other bands below 3 GHz should be examined for their suitability for mobile broadband services; and
- Spectrum above 3 GHz may be useful for wireless services in the future but are not well suited for mobile broadband deployment at this time.