US Cellular seeks FCC approval for 3.7GHz/3.8GHz tests

1 Oct 2020

US Cellular has requested Special Temporary Authority (STA) from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct tests in the 3.7GHz/3.8GHz C-band frequency range, using equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. As per paperwork unearthed by Fierce Wireless, the application requests a start date of 16 October and an end date of 14 April 2021. If approved, the trials will take place in Delavan, Wisconsin and Belvidere, Illinois.

TeleGeography notes that US Cellular successfully bid USD13.5 million for 243 licences in the FCC’s recently concluded Auction 105 3.5GHz spectrum sale.