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FCC pushing to open up the 2.5 GHz band for 5G

June 20, 2019


While the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has pushed to open up millimeter wave frequencies for 5G deployments, the same level of focus hasn’t been placed on mid-band spectrum, which will be key for wider-area coverage. When the regulatory body meets next month, the future of the 2.5 GHz band will be up for discussion.

According to materials for the July 10 meeting, the FCC will discuss changes to the regulatory framework that governs spectrum from 2496-2698 MHz, the largest continuous swath of spectrum below 3 GHz.

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