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39 GHz Market Area

 

39 GHz Market Area

 
39 GHz refers to spectrum allocated within the band 38.6-40 GHz. The spectrum is used for fixed point-to-point microwave operations that would provide communications infrastructure such as "backhaul" and "backbone" communications links for services including broadband personal communications services (broadband PCS), cellular radio, and other commercial and private mobile radio operations. The 39 GHz auction was composed of 2,450 licenses in 172 Economic Areas (EAs) and 3 EA-like areas, covering the United States, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Island and Puerto Rico. The channel plan consisted of fourteen 100 megahertz licenses (paired 50 megahertz channel blocks).
 

Auction

The FCC held the 39 GHz Market Area Service auction in April, 2000 (Auction 30).
 

Construction/Coverage Requirements

The FCC requires most wireless telecommunications services licensees 1) to construct their authorized system or meet specific coverage requirements within a given time period and 2) to notify the Commission that the requirement has been met. This time period varies depending on the radio service in which the license is held.
 
 
 
Service At A Glance
39 GHz Market Area
Used for fixed point-to-point microwave operations that would provide communications infrastructure such as "backhaul" and "backbone" communications links.
Established1997
Service Rules 47 C.F.R., Part 101
Related Services
24 GHz Market Area
70-80-90 GHz
Fixed Microwave Service
Local Multipoint Distribution Service
Multichannel Video Distribution and Data Service
Band Plan
Band(s) 38.6-40.0 GHz
BlocksA - N
Block Size50 MHz Paired
Market Areas EA
Licensing
SystemULS
ULS Radio Service Codes
TN
Auctions
4/12/2000 - 5/8/2000
 
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Last reviewed/updated on
5/1/2006