Announced via a press release posted on the Federal Communications Commission web site, the FCC is making available, 150 MHz of contiguous spectrum for mobile broadband and other uses. This will be achieved through an innovative three-tiered sharing scheme that incorporates new sensing technology.
The new service resides in the 3550 to 3700 MHz spectrum. Todays announcement will add 100 MHz to the 50 MHz previously allocated creating the contiguous band of 150 MHz.
The three tiered system is comprised of incumbent military systems, and two commercial tiers, General Authorized Access and Priority Access, within the Citizens Broadband Radio service. One or more privately operated commercial Spectrum Access Systems will facilitate coexistence among tiers.