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700 MHz Guard Bands



Obtaining Spectrum

There are three ways to gain access to this spectrum.
  1. You may lease spectrum by entering into a contract with a 700 MHz Guard Bands licensee.
  2. A Guard Bands licensee may sell all or part of its license to you, subject to FCC approval.
  3. You may acquire a Guard Bands licensee’s company, including its FCC license, subject to FCC approval.
Methods 2 and 3 above require an application via the ULS and subsequent approval of the FCC.
Method for Obtaining SpectrumCFR Rule Part
700 MHz Guard Band Manager
Leasing contract.
Assignment of Authorization
Sale of an entire license.
Sale of part of a license based on a geographic area.
Sale of part of a license's spectrum.
Partition & Disaggregation
A combination of the sale of a part of a license based on geographic area containing only a part of a license's spectrum.
Transfer of Control
Acquisition of a company and its assets, including its licenses.
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