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Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz Service

 

Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz Service

 
On October 16, 2003, the Commission adopted a Report and Order (modified by Memorandum Opinion and Order (pdf) on reconsideration) 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. These bands are essentially undeveloped and available for use in a broad range of new products and services, including high-speed, point-to-point wireless local area networks and broadband Internet access. Highly directional, “pencil-beam” signal characteristics permit systems in these bands to be engineered in close proximity to one another without causing interference.
 
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Licensing Process

The Commission will issue an unlimited number of non-exclusive nationwide licenses to non-Federal Government entities for the 12.9 gigahertz of spectrum allocated for commercial use. These licenses will serve as a prerequisite for registering individual point-to-point links. The 71-95 GHz bands are allocated on a shared basis with Federal Government users. Therefore, a licensee will not be authorized to operate a link under its non-exclusive nationwide license until the link is both:
  1. coordinated with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with respect to Federal Government operations, and
  2. registered as an approved link with a third-party Database Manager.
 
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Service At A Glance
Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz Service
Available for use in a broad range of new products and services, including high-speed, point-to-point wireless local area networks and broadband Internet access.
Established2004
Service RulesCFR, Part 101
Related Services
Microwave
Band Plan
Band(s)71,000-76,000 MHz
81,000-86,000 MHz
92,000-94,000 MHz
94,100-95,000 MHz
Block Size1.25 GHz blocks that can be aggregated
Licensing
Non-exclusive Nationwide with Link Registration
Filing Procedures Public Notice
SystemULS
ULS Radio Service Codes
MM - Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz
Federal Government Coordination
NTIA Web Based 70-80-90 Link Coordination
Third Party Database Managers
Comsearch
Frequency Finder, Inc
Micronet Communications, Inc
 
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Last reviewed/updated on
10/24/2007