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Frequency swapping border plan still on track, despite FCC decision

News | 01/22/2008 6:22 pm EST

Discussions between Canada and the United States regarding the re-banding of portions of the 800 MHz band along the border are on track despite a decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to extend the deadline for mandatory negotiations, according to Industry Canada. Re-banding – or frequency swapping – will avoid interference on public safety networks in the US caused by Sprint-Nextel's iDEN network.

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