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jd6strings
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3.65 License in the US

Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:41 am

Has anybody used the 3.65 license in the US, and if so, what were the steps to obtain the license?


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Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:16 am

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Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:43 pm

I do believe 3.65GHz is a 50MHz band, unlicensed, but I'm having a hard time finding info again.

Never did find out what the power limits were.
 
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:56 pm

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/a ... 7309A1.pdf

http://wimaxnetnews.com/archives/spectrum/
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."
 
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:41 am

For 3.5GHz in the US, you will need to obtain a license, most likely "experimental only", from the FCC. Be preparred to provide the exact address and coordinates for your POP location, desired radius, desired spectrum, intended uses, and possibly the gear you plan to use. An experimental license like this will have one nasty restriction - you will not be able to use it to run a for-profit network. So, if you are planning to get a license in order to get off crowded bands, don't bother with 3.5GHz. If you do try to get one, be patient as it could take as long as 6 months (or as short as 2 months) to obtain the piece of paper needed to fire up your basestation :?
 
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Re: 3.65 License in the US

Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:50 pm

3.65GHz in US is available for simple licenses on FCC certified equipment.
The 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://www.wirelessiq.com/content/newsfeed/11654.html

http://www.thefinalmile.net/blog/2007/0 ... -ghz-band/
Airspan'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.
http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index. ... =3650_3700
Applications for nationwide non-exclusive licenses may be filed on or after November 15, 2007.
there is a $210 filing fee
http://wireless.fcc.gov/feesforms/feegu ... 182007.pdf

There is already someone moving into my town with a 3.65 license. I verified the story here:
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSear ... vanced.jsp

So the question is.... Can existing Atheros be made compatible with the contention protocol, if not, are we MT users shut out of this Frequency?
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