PCS entities (both licensed and unlicensed) are required to relocate existing Fixed Microwave Services (FMS)
licensees that operate facilities in the 1850-1990 MHz band if interference to the existing FMS operations would occur
as a result of the operation of a PCS system. All PCS entities that benefit from spectrum clearance by other PCS entities
or a voluntarily relocating microwave incumbent, must contribute to such relocation costs in accordance with a cost-sharing
formula adopted by the Commission. See rule 47 CFR 24.239-24.253
for more information.
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, under delegated authority, has selected the Personal Communications Industry
Association ("PCIA") and the Industrial Telecommunications Association, Inc. ("ITA") to operate as neutral, not-for-profit
clearinghouses to administer the cost-sharing plan adopted by the Commission. PCIA and ITA administer the cost-sharing plan
by maintaining the cost and payment records related to the relocation of each link and determining the cost-sharing obligations
of subsequent PCS entities. You can find additional information on the
site or by calling Marshall Medoff at ITA at (703) 528-5115.