According to foreign media reports, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering providing more spectrum resources for 5g, and has launched a public consultation on whether to allow the provision of mobile services in the 12GHz band.The 12 GHz band is currently being used by satellite service providers and the agency is seeking advice on whether it is possible to share the frequency with terrestrial mobile services without causing harmful interference, the FCC said in a statement.
The FCC is also asking for advice on how to allocate access rights, potential sharing mechanisms, and the public interest involved in maintaining the existing satellite centric framework or accommodating new services.
"There is no doubt that all parties will submit technical studies," said Ajit Pai, the outgoing FCC chairman, adding that the FCC would "carefully review the arguments and data in the record.".
Dish network and the competitive operators association (CCA) supported the move.
However, satellite communication service providers such as oneweb and SpaceX have objected to this. SpaceX has deployed hundreds of satellites in the 12GHz band, and SpaceX has recently received nearly $1 billion from the U.S. government to provide Internet connection.