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Spectrum

 

Proceedings and Initiatives


Fixed Satellite Service in Ka Band (18 GHz)
In September 1998, the Commission in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposed to redesignate the 17.7-19.7 GHz band among the various allocated services in order to make more efficient and better use of this portion of the spectrum. Specifically, the Commission proposed to provide primary designations for: 1) terrestrial fixed services use in the 17.7-18.3 GHz band; 2) Geostationary Orbit Fixed Satellite Service ("GSO/FSS") use in the 18.3-18.55 GHz band; and 3) Non-Geostationary Orbit Fixed Satellite Service ("NGSO/FSS") use in the 18.8-19.3 GHz band.

Releases

6/16/2004
THIRD ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION
Denial of Petition Filed by the Independent MultiFamily Communications Council Seeking Reconsideration of, and Requesting Immediate Relief from, the 18 GHz Second Order on Reconsideration.
7/8/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
International Bureau Places Study of the Upper and Lower CARS Bands, 12.7-13.2 and 17.74-18.142, on Commission Website.
1/27/2003
ERRATUM
In the Matter of Redesignation of the 17.7-19.7 GHz Frequency Band, Blanket Licensing of Satellite Earth Stations in the 17.7-20.2 GHz Frequency Bands, and the Allocation of Additional Spectrum in the 17.3-17.8 GHz and 24.75-25.25G GHz Frequency Bands.
11/26/2002
SECOND ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION
In the Matter of Redesignation of the 17.7-19.7 GHz Frequency Band, Blanket Licensing of Satellite Earth Stations in the 17.7-20.2 GHz Frequency Bands, and the Allocation of Additional Spectrum in the 17.3-17.8 GHz and 24.75-25.25G GHz Frequency Bands.
10/31/2001
FIRST ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION
Granted in Part and Denied in Part the Petitions for Reconsideration of the 18 GHz Order Filed by Hughes Electronics Corpration, Fixed Wireless Coalition, and Winstar Communications, Inc. [Final Rule; Correction; 67 FR 46910 (07/17/02); Effective July 17th.
6/22/2000
NEWS RELEASE
Commission Redesignates Portions of the 18GHz Band; Allows Blanket Licensing of Fixed-Satellite Earth Stations in the Ka-Band; and Allocates Spectrum for the Broadcasting-Satellite Service.
6/8/2000
REPORT AND ORDER
Resignation of Portions of the 18 GHz Band.
2/5/1999
ORDER
Order Regarding the Redesignation of the 17.7-19.7 GHz Frequency Bands, Blanket Licensing of Satellite Earth Stations in the 17.7-20.2 GHz and 27.50-30.0 GHz Frequency Bands, and the Allocation of Additional Spectrum in the 17.3-17.8 GHz and 24.75-25.25 GHz Frequency Bands for Broadcast Satellite Service Use.
11/20/1998
NEWS RELEASE
Commission Staff Seek Comment of Pleadings Filed in IB Docket No 98-172. Redesignation of the 17.7-19.7 GHz Frequency Band.
11/2/1998
ORDER
Order Granting the Motion For Extension of Pleading Cycle in this Proceeding Filed by the Following Parties: 18 GHz Joint Working Group, Cyberstar Licensee I.I.C. Loral Orion, Inc., Hughes Communications Galaxy, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Kastar Satellite Communications Corp., GE American Communications, Inc., Panamsat Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
9/17/1998
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Notice Proposing the Redesignation of the 17.7-19.7 GHz Band Among the Various Allocated Services in Order to Make More Efficient and Better Use of this Portion of the Spectrum.

Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008