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News | 04/03/2001 4:00 am EDT

FCC, NTIA and DOD release technical assessments
The Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Department of Defense have released their technical assessments of spectrum to be used for third generation wireless networks. In its report, the FCC has indicated that it will be extremely difficult to move current MDS and IFTS users from the 2500 MHz band. The NTIA and DOD are maintaining their stance that it will be an equally arduous task for the U.S. military to share spectrum in the 1700 MHz frequency range with commercial users. The FCC has until July 31 to release its final decision for spectrum to be used for 3G networks.

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