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3.45 GHz Band Speculation Continues As FCC Sets Auction Date

Known as Auction 110, the FCC is looking to auction 100 MHz of spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz range with a reserve price set at around $14.7 billion.

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12 GHz and Auctions are the Latest Feuds From T-Mobile/DISH Wireless

The issue at hand is because T-Mobile wants the FCC to host a spectrum auction for the rights to 12 GHz, but there is a caveat: it doesn’t want to do so if it means DISH Wireless receives an “undeserved windfall” of the spectrum.

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The FCC Is Planning an Auction for 3.45-3.55 GHz Later in 2021

Using the 3.45-3.55 GHz bands, the FCC is offering mid-band spectrum that is expected to gather more diverse participation with a reserve price of $14.8 billion.

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The FCC Has Big Plans for the Future of 5G Spectrum

FCC Chairman Brendan Carr is looking to get as much spectrum as possible to the market and continue the progress we are seeing come forth.

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C-band Auction is Highest of All Time at $80.16+ Billion

Beginning on December 8, 2020, the C-band auction went 97 rounds with the assignment going 43 rounds before ending. Each of the licenses, all 5,684 of them, were sold in the highest-grossing spectrum auction in FCC history.

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The CEO of the WIA is Concerned About C-band Spending

The concerns now revolve around the investment leftover by companies to deploy 5G after spending so much on spectrum.

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Is AT&T Borrowing Big for 5G Spectrum?

The funds have surpassed virtually every expectation and with rounds of bidding starting to wind down, AT&T is looking to make a final push by borrowing $14 billion to acquire the highly contested 5G spectrum that is still up for grabs.

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2020 Review: What Happened With 5G

5G is continuing to spread throughout the United States and the world breaking barriers and connecting us in new and exciting ways. Take a look at some of the biggest stories we followed this year as we get ready to usher in 2021.

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FCC Moving Forward With 4.9 GHz Plan Among Safety Concerns

Met with a heightened level of criticism from public safety officials, the FCC voted 3-2 to proceed with the proposal in place to unleash more 4.9 GHz spectrum.

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Public Safety Agencies Concerned with 4.9 GHz Spectrum Plans

The good news is that 5G is here to speed up our lives without negative health effects. The bad news? There may still be some concern when it comes to public safety differently than one might think.

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Why is Loving, TX Becoming a 5G Hotbed?

The latest generation of wireless relies on many towers and established infrastructure to work at its best and the beginning of its life cycle, expect to see 5G in urbanized, dense marketplaces. So, this begs the question: what in the world is Loving, Texas doing as one of the most hotly contested areas for the rights to 5G spectrum licenses?

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The CBRS 3.5 GHz Auction Concludes, Raises Over $4.5 Billion

The demand for mid-band spectrum is growing and the U.S. government is starting to recognize the need to unleash more of the spectrum to become available for commercial usage.

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John Deere Has Big Plans for 5G

Instead of worrying about the percentage of a particular wireless market being covered or the number of wireless customers in a given region, John Deere is looking to keep a different audience covered with the fastest wireless speeds available, crops.

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The U.S. Government is Clearing Mid-band 5G Spectrum

Mid-band 5G spectrum between 3.45-3.55 GHz is becoming available as the U.S. government releases 100-megahertz for commercial applications. There are some issues with the release of that spectrum because it involves military operations and national defense.

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CBRS Band in High Demand at FCC Auction

With expectations of the market for 5G looking to reach trillions of dollars worldwide, and the shared Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) band to benefit the commercial sector of 5G heavily, it’s no wonder that bidding is reaching such heights early on as this emerging technology is unleashed for the next generation.

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