37 GHz/V-band Service Rules (Satellite)
In December 1998, by way a of Report and Order, the Commission adopted a plan for non-Government operations in the 36.0-51.4 GHz portion of the V-band. Although most of this band was allocated on a co-primary basis for the fixed, mobile, fixed-satellite ("FSS") and mobile-satellite ("MSS") services, and for non-Government as well as Government operations, there had been little commercial use of this band to date except for the 38.6-40.0 GHz band, which is being used on a point-to-point and point-to-multipoint basis. In the band plan adopted in the Order, the Commission provided separate primary designations for non-Government wireless and FSS services throughout the 36.0-51.4 GHz band. The goal being to provide an overall framework for commercial development of this band and to help such development to occur without the technical constraints that result from ubiquitous wireless and satellite services sharing the same spectrum on a co-primary basis.
Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008