Author: Steve Kaminer

FCC Sets Auction Date and Rules to License Commercial Wireless Operations in the 3.5 GHz Band

The FCC has set rules and dates for an auction to permit commercial operation in the 3.5 GHz band (3550 – 3650 MHz). The auction is scheduled to begin on June 25, 2020. The 3.5 GHz band is well-suited to 5G operation and is used throughout the world for 5G deployments.  Its spectrum propagation characteristics [...]

The FCC’s Reallocation of Spectrum for Advanced Vehicle Communications

Recently, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking ways to promote vehicle safety communications and unlicensed uses in the 5.9 GHz band.  That band was originally allocated for vehicle safety communications but has not been widely used. By way of background, some two decades ago, the Commission allocated the 5.9 GHz band […]

Recent Developments at the FCC

The FCC adopted the following items at its meeting on February 22, 2018. FCC Proposes to Eliminate Requirement to File EEO Mid-Term Reports The FCC issued  a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) at its Feb. 22 meeting proposing to eliminate the requirement for broadcast stations to file Form 397 mid-term reports.  The Rules currently require […]

FCC Approves “Power-at-a Distance” Wireless Charging

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved a wireless charger for small devices such as smartphones, tablets, and watches.  The device, named WattUP®, was developed by Energous Corp.  Martin Cooper, who is generally recognized as the inventor of the cell phone and is one of the company’s directors, recently said, “[t]his ground-breaking technology allows users […]