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FCC’s O’Rielly on DSRC: ‘There was a lot of opportunity for success’

January 28, 2020


As the Federal Communications Commission mulls a technology shift at 5.9 GHz in favor of unlicensed use and cellular vehicle-to-everything for automotive connectivity, the automotive industry still wants to hang on to the full 75 meghertz of spectrum, citing concerns about capacity and the need to prioritize automotive safety-related communications from interference in the band.

Speaking at the Washington Auto Show’s policy days last week, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly made it clear that he felt the automotive industry had had its chance to take advantage of the swath of spectrum set aside for intelligent transportation services using Dedicated Short Range Communications, or DSRC.

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