9. On July 17, 2019, each party shall file and serve:
a. A joint pre-trial order in compliance with Local District Court Rule 16.4;
b. Trial briefs; and
c. Any objections to the other party's proposed exhibits or witnesses.
10. Docket Call is rescheduled for the month of July 2019.
In the prime licensed, non county based but economic area based, unshareable 39 GHz bands Fibertower controls:
29% of the Spectrum covering New York Area
29% of the Spectrum covering Los Angeles Area
21%...DC Metro / Baltimore
29%...San Fran Area
Average of 26% of the Top 10 Economic Areas(They Cover all 10)
Average of 23% of the Top 20 Economic Areas(They Cover all 20 - Phoenix and Minneapolis at 14% bring down the averages from Top 10 to Top 20)
Average of 25% of the Top 50 Economic Areas.
Their spectrum will need to be on the table for use well before this trial ever gets going. Maple's theory of a deal getting cut is spot on.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
5G License Areas
Last year’s proposal called for three different high-frequency spectrum bands in the millimeter wave range to be auctioned on a county-by-county basis, but current plans call for county-size licenses for only one of the bands. If the proposed plan is adopted, licenses for the other two spectrum bands will be based on partial economic areas (PEAs). While there are more than 3,000 counties in the U.S., there are just over 400 PEAs – and PEA license areas are larger than some smaller network operators will be willing or able to bid on.
5G wireless is expected to provide bandwidth as high as 1 Gbps or more over relatively short distances and this one of the factors that caused the FCC initially to recommend county-size 5G license areas. “[W]e believe county licenses best fit the localized types of services we expect to be offered in the [millimeter wave] bands,” the FCC wrote at that time. “These bands do not propagate well over long distances, and when used in mobile applications, are expected to provide coverage of areas measured in meters, not kilometers.”
The commission also noted at that time that county-size 5G license areas could give network operators the ability to target deployments to areas where they need extra capacity. In areas where broader coverage is desired, larger carriers could aggregate counties — which serve as the building blocks for traditional license areas — into larger license areas, the commission noted.
It is not clear why the FCC moved away from this direction for two of the three 5G spectrum bands, but it likely was at the urging of larger national carriers, who generally favor larger license areas. Perhaps the topic will be discussed at next month’s FCC meeting, at which the commission is expected to vote on the 5G spectrum proposal. It’s important to note, though, that although the current plan is different from what was originally anticipated, it still calls for a large amount of spectrum to go county by county.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Bands to be opened up include:
The 28 GHz band (between 27.5-28.35 GHz) to be licensed on a county basis.
The 37 GHz band (between 37-38.5 GHz) to include shared access in the 37.37.6 band, and with licenses issued on a PEA basis for an “exclusively licensed” portion of the band.
The 39 GHz band (between 38.6-40 GHz) to be licensed on a PEA basis.
An unlicensed band between 64-71 GHz.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Licensed use in the 28 GHz, 37 GHz and 39 GHz bands: Makes available 3.85 GHz of licensed, flexible use
spectrum, which is more than four times the amount of flexible use spectrum the FCC has licensed to date.
*Provides consistent block sizes (200 MHz), license areas (Partial Economic Areas), technical rules, and
operability across the exclusively licensed portion of the 37 GHz band and the 39 GHz band to make 2.4
GHz of spectrum available.
*Provides two 425 MHz blocks for the 28 GHz band on a county basis and operability across the band.
Keeping the 39 ghz at the Economic Area Size is huge win for this band in the process.
The Report & Order will include rules that continue to promote competitive access to spectrum through scalable competition policies that avoid excessive concentration of licenses and promote innovation in the efficient use of spectrum. Specifically, it will adopt an ex ante spectrum holdings limit of 1250 MHz applied to auctioned spectrum in these bands, and a spectrum threshold of 1250 MHz for case-by-case review of secondary market transactions.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Check 'Twitter' using 'FCC' as search word. Wheeler just made a speech it seems and announced they are going to vote for certain mm spectrum to be used for 5G - no indication just what wave lengths yet, so don't know if it is going to be relevant to 24GHz spectrum. However, if so that would be fantastic. Perhaps Wheeler does want to get the ball rolling rather than allow so much FTWRQ spectrum to stay fallow and wasted.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PHAZR, a Gigabit Wireless solutions provider, and FiberTower, the leading developer of licensed wide-area millimeter wave service solutions, today announced a partnership focused on 5G millimeter wave systems development.
Pursuant to the agreement, FiberTower, PHAZR's largest investor, will participate in the initial round of funding along with iTimeFund and other investors.
"The FiberTower investment will help PHAZR accelerate the deployment of their 5G technology for a Gigabit per second mobile and fixed access system utilizing mmWave bands between 24GHz and 39GHz," said Pulin Patel, PHAZR Board member from iTimeFund.
In conjunction with its investment in PHAZR, FiberTower will also create a Technology Advisory Committee to its Board of Directors led by PHAZR CEO Farooq Khan.
"The ability to utilize FiberTower's long-standing deployment capabilities and relationships across industry sectors, combined with FiberTower's millimeter wave licenses, represents a unique and actionable opportunity to swiftly bring PHAZR's 5G solutions to the marketplace," said Khan.
"PHAZR's technology and world-leading 5G millimeter wave products precisely fit with FiberTower's strategic objectives," said FiberTower officer Joseph Sandri. "The technology development team at PHAZR is the most accomplished 5G group we have seen and we are very excited to partner with them."
When available in 2017, PHAZR's 5G millimeter wave system will be the industry's first integrated, high-power, commercial, 5G millimeter wave antennas array. At peak rates the system is expected to deliver 16 Gbps throughput per cell over a 200 MHz channel block, which will be an industry-first for these exclusively-licensed bands. Prototype equipment is expected to be available in 4Q 2016.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The Spectrum Frontiers order should license the 28 GHz, 37 GHz, and 39 GHz bands on an exclusive-use, flexible rights licensed basis, enabling mobile broadband and 5G. Because use of high-band spectrum for 5G is technically difficult, the rules need to be as simple as possible to allow the emerging 5G ecosystem to innovate with network infrastructure, end-user devices and other related technologies. The FCC should
avoid experimental sharing or other nonexclusive, untested access arrangements, as these bands are too important to use as trial bands. The Order should include a framework that protects the satellite and federal incumbents in the band while also maximizing the spectrum available for consumer services, and the FCC should also include a mix of unlicensed spectrum focused on the 64-71 GHz band.
The FCC needs to complete its high-band proceeding this summer so that U.S. wireless companies will have access to the spectrum they will need for the United States to lead in 5G next-generation networks and the Internet of Things. High-band spectrum will be the initial platform for 5G development and deployment, enabling a new era of innovation that is poised to transform entire industries and the way we live and work.
Actually Straightpath will have serious issues.
Did you not realize how easy it was to verify all of this?
Anyone worth their salt could tell you that as soon as they couldn't answer the questions and the audit trail wasn't there to support the equipment out at the sites that they falsified their FCC applications.
Question is does the FCC like someone flouting the rules?
Based on the way they have gone after the LifeLine program and the potential price they could fetch in auctioning off Straightpath's licenses it may be more than a coin flip that the FCC comes down hard on them.
So Todynomite it appears that due to your lack of a reasonable response and inability to understand the FCC, Licensing, Audit Trails etc...that it is you who may need a whole case of toilet tissue at the end of the day to clean yourself up from the mess you may have stepped under and allowed to fall upon you. Time will tell but when you come to a gun fight, don't bring the butter knife that is your intelligence.
Camel Joe is waiting at one of the sites to show he's equipment, take your mother along moron