08.03.2004 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FCC publishes report and order restructuring MDS, ITFS band

The FCC last week published its Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making modifying rules covering Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) and Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) in the 2495MHz to 2690MHz band.

The order, adopted June 10 but published July 29, is designed to promote wireless broadband deployment. (A detailed description of the action was reported in the June 15 edition of RF Update.)

Among the highlights of the action:

  • A new band plan that eliminates interleaved MDS and ITFS channels and creates separate band segments for high and low power operations.

  • Renaming of MDS service to Broadband Radio Service (BRS).

  • Expanding the MDS-ITFS band by 5MHz from below 2500MHz, providing room for MDS channels 1 and 2 currently located in the 2.1GHz band.

  • Retaining existing ITFS spectrum rules limiting eligibility for licensing to qualified educational institutions.

  • Grandfathering existing MDS-ITFS leases.

  • Lifting all non-statutory eligibility restrictions on BRS spectrum.

  • Establishing simple and flexible rules.

  • Establishing a three-year period for BRS and ITFS to propose a transition plan for relocating existing facilities of other licensees.

For more information visit www.fcc.gov.

Back to the top

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology