FCC calls for information on LTE-U technology

7 May 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a public notice on behalf of the Office of Engineering and Technology and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, seeking information regarding LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technology. Currently under development, LTE-U is a version of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology which can operate alongside licensed commercial wireless services via a technique called Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), using frequencies in newly available sections of the 3.5GHz band as well as the 5GHz band, primarily used for Wi-Fi and other unlicensed services. The FCC is calling for a ‘fully participatory and transparent discussion’ on the state of development of LTE-U and LAA and its coexistence with other technologies, including Wi-Fi.

Interested parties have until 11 June 2015 to file comments, whilst replies must be received by 26 June.

United States, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)