Wireless Telecommunication Bureau Accepting Applications to Modify Existing Licenses in the 39 GHz Band
This notification was released Friday. With this Public Notice, the FCC is enabling the existing licensees in the 39GHz band to voluntarily modify their licenses from 50MHz by 50MHz paired licenses to new PEA market licenses. With this Public Notice the FCC is providing a path for partial county licenses and a strategy to move existing 50MHz and 100MHz channels into the new 200MHz channel blocks. In short, the FCC will allow the 200MHz blocks to be dis-aggregated into 50MHz and 100MHz channels. Applications to modify existing 39 GHz licenses will be accepted until February 1, 2019, which will likely prevent an auction from being considered for the 39GHz band until at least late 2019.