INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH SPECTRUM IS HERE

The 900mz difference and then some

OUR SPECTRUM,

BEFORE AND AFTER

The 900 MHz band consists of 399 narrowband paired channels available for use in Business/Industrial/Land Transportation (B/ILT) systems or Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) systems. These channels are allocated into 40 blocks of 10 channels each with each block designated for either site specific (B/ILT) or geographic based (SMR) use. The B/ILT and SMR blocks are interleaved throughout the band, as shown in the below illustration, labeled "Current".

Text describing change from current to proposed.

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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF

In May 2018, PDV filed Further Comments on the record of the FCC’s 900 MHz NOI, which included a revised proposal of the originally filed band plan. The above illustration depicts the 900 MHz band in its current narrowband form, labeled “Current”, and what the band would like once approved for broadband use by the FCC, labeled "Proposed in 2018".

 

The 900 MHz band presents a unique opportunity for the FCC to enable private enterprise broadband networks, self-provisioned on spectrum below 1GHz. In an era where broadband LTE is becoming a necessary component of business operations, it’s incumbent upon decision makers to ensure all spectrum is put to its best and highest use.