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FCC approval: us spend $10 billion to buy back satellite frequency band to support 5g network construction

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Tencent technology news, from last year to this year, the telecom industry around the world has set off a boom in the construction of 5g network. 5g with higher network speed and lower delay is considered to be able to bring a huge boost to all walks of life. However, the construction of 5g network also encountered a major obstacle, that is, the lack of power frequency resources.

According to the latest news from foreign media, on February 28, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States voted to approve a plan, that is, the U.S. government used $9.7 billion to buy back the frequency band used by satellite companies, and re auction telecom companies for 5g network construction.

According to foreign media reports, five members of the general committee voted three to two that day, highlighting the complexity of the plan and the different views of all parties. The committee decided to use the 280 MHz C-band spectrum for 5g networks, saying it marks a critical step in bringing the much-needed medium band spectrum to market. CTIA, an organization representing the mobile communications industry, agreed with the vote.

In the transfer of frequency band, some satellite communication companies will be forced to launch new satellites to free up frequency, and the United States will pay 9.7 billion dollars for this.

Jessica, a Democrat on the committee, voted Friday

In order to effectively eliminate the interference of 5g band and eliminate the idle frequency of existing satellite TV broadcasting companies, it is necessary to pay for the expenses, according to the Republican members of the Committee. It is reported that the satellite company mainly uses C-band for TV and radio services.

Ban Ki-moon, chairman of the committee, has been criticised in the past for the proposal that foreign satellite operators will receive nearly $10 billion in relocation fees. On Friday, Mr. Ban said the need to pay for the cost was related to the pace of frequent relocations.

Board member Mike

He said he was pleased that the committee had cleared the 280 MHz spectrum for the next auction. This goal takes a lot of energy and time, but it's important because no other band can provide 5g with such a good communication opportunity as C band.

He said that the discussions between industry participants and policy makers about the economic compensation of satellite companies were unfortunate. Many parties wasted a lot of time on whether to provide compensation to satellite players. The reality is that if not, the whole project will fail.

A long and winding road

To be sure, the C-band has been the subject of debate between the FCC and the US Congress. That was last year Republican Senator John of Louisiana

In a statement released after Friday's FCC vote, Kennedy sounded a bit like a Democratic member of the committee.

he said in a statement.

Operator expectations

It is well known that the United States, like the rest of the world, has embarked on an upsurge of 5G networks, and so far the four major U.S. mobile carriers (T-Mobile and Sprint are about to merge into one) have enabled 5G networks, but AT & T and Verizon, the two giants, have only covered a handful of cities, and consumers have complained about poor coverage of 5G signals and poor internet speeds. Before that, the American telecommunications industry even came out

This year, at & T and Verizon are both preparing to launch 5g networks across the United States. Among them, Verizon plans to increase to 60 cities on the basis of 30 cities.

As a condition for the merger, T-Mobile also promised the general committee that it would cover 99% of the U.S. population with 5g network in the next few years and face billions of dollars in fines.

In order to promote 5g network construction and improve coverage density, the U.S. mobile communication industry has been promoting the redistribution of C-band spectrum.

The C-band spectrum in the frequency range of 3.7 GHz to 4.2 GHz is considered to be the key to 5g deployment. Wireless operators need a hybrid wireless spectrum composed of VHF spectrum, low frequency spectrum and medium frequency spectrum, such as C-band spectrum, to provide the coverage and speed needed to achieve 5g.

The C-band is particularly valuable because it is the same spectrum that several other countries in the world plan to use for 5g. 23 countries, including Australia, Germany, Finland, South Korea and the UK, have auctioned or allocated the C-band spectrum for 5g mobile applications.

The FCC frequency auction for operators is expected to take place in December, after the satellite company released frequencies, according to reports. (reviewed by Tencent technology / Chengxi)

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