Has anybody used the 3.65 license in the US, and if so, what were the steps to obtain the license?
The 3.5 Ghz band - The FCC recently opened 50 Mhz up (taking a chunk from satellite operators) on the East and West Coasts. Operators can take advantage of a streamlined license process, basically filling out a form. Fixed stations have a power limit of "25 watts per 25 mhz of bandwith" and mobile stations have a limit of "one watt per 25 mhz of bandwith."
http://www.wirelessiq.com/content/newsfeed/11654.htmlThe spectrum is still non-exclusive, but does require base station registration and a filing fee for the spectrum by each provider, of which there could be many. This is close to the unlicensed-band approach, aside from the registration and fee. One operator described it to me as a “lightly regulated” band, which seems a very apt characterization
http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index. ... =3650_3700Airspan's 3.65GHz U.S. WiMAX products also include a "Detect and Protect" contention protocol designed to operate in accordance with the FCC ruling and, subject to obtaining formal FCC certification, enable the use of both the restricted and unrestricted spectrum blocks.
there is a $210 filing feeApplications for nationwide non-exclusive licenses may be filed on or after November 15, 2007.