New Part 90 Rules Published in Federal Register
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Comments

The FCC rules for licensing additional 800 MHz channels were published in the Federal Register Nov. 27. The FCC’s new rules will permit the release of 800 MHz expansion and guard band channels in certain regions.

The commission released the Part 90 report and order Oct. 23.

“WIA is thrilled the FCC has taken the appropriate steps to put more spectrum in the hands of more businesses, public-safety entities and consumers in a way that promotes competition along the lines WIA suggested,” said Don Andrew, Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) vice president of spectrum management. “Ensuring that all entities have an opportunity to put this spectrum to the best and most efficient use is in the public interest. It will spur the internet of things (IoT) along, just as demand is growing rapidly. WIA is proud to have a great track record in offering frequency coordinating services to our customers, so we are now in a position to make access to this spectrum available as soon as the rules go into effect.”

The new rules open 318 new 800 MHz interstitial channels, along with 40 expansion band and 40 guard band channels in National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions where 800 MHz rebanding is completed, as well as outline several other changes.

The Federal Register publication is here.

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