700 MHz Guard Band Licensees are required to file annual reports with information about the manner in which their spectrum is being utilized. For 700 MHz Guard Band Licensees, the first report was due October 1, 2002. Going forward, the annual reports are due on March 1 of each year and should describe the licensee's state of operations as of January 1 of that year. These reports must be submitted online. The reports are posted online after review and verification.
In the annual report, 700 MHz Guard Band Licensees are obligated to provide, at a minimum, the following basic information for each license held:
- Total number of spectrum users
- Amount of the licensee's spectrum being used pursuant to spectrum lease agreements
- Nature of its customers' spectrum use
- Length of term of each spectrum lease agreement, and whether the agreement is a spectrum manager lease agreement, or a de facto transfer lease agreement
Note: Access 220, LLC, the band manager in the 220 MHz band, is obligated to file similar reports pursuant to a 2002 Memorandum Opinion and Order of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 17 FCC Rcd 20464.