A brand new band of the spectrum will soon be freed up for all the things out of your smartphone to iOT gadgets. The FCC in the present-day approved five firms to start what it calls “initial commercial deployment” of the 3.5GHz band. These chosen include Google, Federated Wi-fi, Commscope, Amdocs, and Sony. The entities will run the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) for a minimum of 30 days after which file stories on their experiences.
More than four years ago, the FCC voted to free up a slice of 3.5GHz spectrum for consumers. However, the venture has had a later start than anticipated due to testing and disputes amongst federal agencies. The US authorities– particularly the US Navy — makes use of the 3.5GHz band for its naval radar programs. Delays were ongoing because the wireless industry and the government figured out a way to allow industrial use of the band without interfering with federal operations, based on reports.
Companies ranging from Google to Verizon to Facebook have been vying to make use of 3.5 GHz band for a long time now. After the preliminary business deployment interval is over, the FCC will then resolve whether or not to open up commercial use for all other corporations. For sure, the US is already falling behind on releasing up its spectrum. 5G deployments in Europe, the Center East, and Asia already use the mid-vary 3.5GHz band. If you have a new smartphone, you will likely be able to benefit from the new network. The iPhone 11 and the more modern Google Pixel and Samsung phones support the band.