Landover Continues Applying for LPTV Licenses for LTE Network
FCC accepts 36 LPTV and translator applications
January 15, 2013
Federal Communications Commission has accepted three dozen low-power and
translator TV applications for filing. Among those, at least 28 are for new
construction. The permits come at a time when LPTVs that are not designated
Class A stations will not be allowed to participate in the TV spectrum
incentive auctions tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Virtually all of the
applications are for channels in the UHF band, which is targeted for repacking
following the auctions.
Applications were made for new construction permits in Santa Maria, Calif.;
Port Charlotte, Fla.; Kokomo, Ind.; Alexandria, La.; Mt. Pleasant, Mich.;
Springfield, Mo.; Glendive, Mont.; Westmoreland, N.H.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Corning,
N.Y.; Williamsport, Pa.; Reliance, S.D.; Kimball, S.D.; Jolly, Texas; Vernal,
Utah; Mexican Hat, Utah; Elk Mount, Wis.; and Gillette, Wyo.
Fourteen of the new applications are from Landover 2, LLC, for permits in
Montana, New Hampshire, Wyoming and South Dakota. Landover is a holding company
of the eponymously named, New York-based wireless provider working on an LTE
network to operate in the 600 MHz band. Landover 2 was incorporated in 2009 and
immediately started applying for construction LPTV construction permits. When the FCC agreed to freeze applications for
new operations on Ch.
51 in August of 2011, 34 of 75
pending were from Landover 2. Cavel Mertz & Associates currently lists
Landover 2 as having 768 low-power facilities licenses in the UHF TV band. CTB
Spectrum Services, a company associated
with Landover 2, has 356. Both are
involved in aggregating UHF spectrum to create a hybrid unicast, wireless
content delivery network.
Landover Wireless said it would seek an one-year experimental license application
1, 2012, to “evaluate and demonstrate” the network, and to see if it
interfered with TV stations. Rohde & Schwarz was listed as the provider of
the signal generator, spectrum analyzer, broadband power amplifier and other
equipment. Ericsson provided the macro base station with a effective radiated
peak power of 500W, and the UE prototype device with an effective radiated
power of 26 dBM, 400m peak. The experimental license was for Ch. pairs 42 and
43; 49 and 50 in Columbia, Mo. A subsequent license was granted for a two-year
period. ~ Deborah D. McAdams
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