FCC appoints four 3.5 GHz SAS Administrators


By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 28 January, 2020


FCC appoints four 3.5 GHz SAS Administrators

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on 27 January (US time) that the agency has certified four Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrators, setting the scene for full commercial operations in the 3.5 GHz band.

The four SAS Administrators are CommScope, Federated Wireless, Google and Sony.

In 2019, the FCC approved the administrators for initial commercial deployments. The new certification will enable full commercial use of this mid-band spectrum for broadband connectivity and 5G.

“The FCC has made it a priority to free up mid-band spectrum for advanced wireless services like 5G. And today, I’m pleased to announce the latest step to achieve that priority: the approval of four systems that will enable the 3.5 GHz band to be put to use for the benefit of American consumers and businesses,” Chairman Pai said.

“As with all of our efforts to execute on the 5G FAST plan, we’re pushing to get next-generation wireless services deployed in the 3.5 GHz band as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

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