The Commission set aside the spectrum between 1850 MHz and 1990 MHz for broadband PCS. The FCC has held 6 auctions for 120 MHz of the spectrum,
which is divided into six frequency blocks (A through F). The remaining 20 MHz in the spectrum block is reserved for unlicensed broadband PCS applications
that could include both data and voice services.
An auction of certain broadband PCS licenses, Auction No. 71, is scheduled to begin May 16, 2007. You may also be able to obtain a broadband PCS license(s) from a current broadband PCS licensee through the secondary market
. Licensees may sell or lease
all or part of their licenses, subject to FCC approval, to other entities. You may also acquire a company, including its licenses.
In addition, consistent with the flexible use allocations required by Section 303(y) of the Communications Act of 1934, other spectrum bands, such as 700 MHz, 800 MHz (cellular and SMR), and Advanced Wireless Services
spectrum, may be used for mobile telephone services similar to those provided using broadband PCS spectrum.