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Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz Service



On October 16, 2003, the Commission adopted a Report and Order establishing service rules to promote non-Federal Government development and use of the “millimeter wave” spectrum in the 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz bands on a shared basis with Federal Government operations. The Commission adopted a flexible and innovative regulatory framework for the 71-95 GHz bands that would not require traditional frequency coordination among non-Federal Government users. Rights with regard to specific links will be established based upon the date and time of link registration.
A license for the Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz Radio Service will consist of a non-exclusive nationwide license, combined with site-based links obtained through a link registration process.
All interested parties must have a non-exclusive nationwide license prior to registering a link.
The non-exclusive nationwide license does not authorize operation until a link is both:
  1. coordinated with NTIA, and
  2. registered.
Initially, coordination of non-Federal Government links with Federal Government operations will be accomplished under the existing coordination process, and non-Federal Government links will be recorded in the Commission’s Universal Licensing System database. On a permanent basis, such coordination will be accomplished within a new process for coordination of non-Federal Government links with Federal Government users. Coordination will be accomplished via an automated mechanism administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and links will be registered with third party Database Managers.

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MM - Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz

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