Secondary 600 MHz Band Users Sunset Timeline Defined

By this Report and Order, the FCC defines when and in what areas 600 MHz Band wireless licensees will be deemed to “commence operations” for the purpose of establishing when the secondary and unlicensed users must cease operations and vacate the 600 MHz Band in those areas. Specifically, they establish that a 600 MHz Band wireless licensee commences operations when it conducts site commissioning tests. We also create a limited exception to this rule to permit 600 MHz Band wireless licensees to conduct first field application testing in advance of site commissioning tests under certain circumstances.

This applies to Low Power Television and TV translator (“LPTV”) stations, fixed broadcast auxiliary service operations (“BAS”), and unlicensed white space devices.


Report & Order [199 KB PDF]