DoD, broadcasters ink deal to free up 1755MHz-1780MHz band for mobile use

27 Nov 2013

The US Department of Defense (DoD) and the broadcasting industry have reportedly struck a deal that will clear the way for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction the 1755MHz-1780MHz band as part of its AWS-3 auction, a move long sought after by spectrum-hungry wireless carriers. According to Fierce Wireless, under the terms of the deal the DoD will move its operations off the 1755MHz-1780MHz band to the 2025MHz-2110MHz band. The online journal notes that TV broadcasters currently use the 2025MHz-2110MHz band for remote news gathering operations, including the transmission of video footage from the scenes of emergencies.