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Spectrum

 

Proceedings and Initiatives


Unlicensed Operation in the 5 GHz U-NII Band
By a Report and Order the Commission made spectrum available for use by Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices, including Radio Local Area Networks (R-LANS), operating under Part 15 of the FCC's rules. This increases the spectrum available for use by unlicensed devices in the 5 GHz region of the spectrum by nearly 80% and is a significant increase in the spectrum available for unlicensed devices across the overall radio spectrum. This action will also harmonize the spectrum available for these U-NII devices throughout the world, enabling manufacturers to reduce product development cost by allowing the same products to be used in many parts of the world.

Releases

6/30/2006
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
This Memorandum Opinion and Order Responds to Request for Clarification or Reconsideration of Rules for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices in the 5.25-5.32 GHz and 5.47-5725 GHz Bands, Including Radio Local Area Networks.
4/26/2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
Additional Comment is Sought on Petitions for Reconsideration for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices.
2/16/2006
ORDER
This Order Extends for 180 Days the Transition Periods Adopted in the 5GHz Extension Order for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Equipment Operating in the 5.250-5.350 GHz Band.
2/23/2005
ORDER
This Order Extends for One Year the Transition Periods Adopted in the 5-GHz U-NII Report and Order for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure(U-NII) Equipment Operating in the 5.250-5.350 GHz Band.
1/26/2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
Office of Engineering and Technology Issues Public Notice Regarding the January 20, 2005 Cut Off Date for Certification Applications for U-NII Equipment.
11/18/2003
REPORT AND ORDER
Revision of Parts 2 and 15 of the Commission's Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices in the 5 GHz band.
11/13/2003
NEWS RELEASE
FCC Makes Additional Spectrum Available For Unlicensed Use.
6/4/2003
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Revision of Parts 2 and 15 of the Commission's Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band.

Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008