I don't think there are any plans to reband the 700 MHz band. It is a new band and does not suffer from Nextel like interference like the 860 region did which was the whole reason for rebanding in the first place.Folks, when do y'all suppose rebanding will start in the 700's? Also, who will be the type of entities moving there?
Jeff ... southeastern Ohio
I would think the licenses they are granting now are to stay. Surely they do not want another Nextel type mess which costs a ton of money to fix for the end user.That's the band previously assigned to analog TV. I heard they were going split that freq spectrum into blocks and auction the paired blocks to cell phone companies and use a large unpaired block for public safety.
I would think the licenses they are granting now are to stay. Surely they do not want another Nextel type mess which costs a ton of money to fix for the end user.
Then again, what do I know! Government at work.
Yes, you are correct on that and that is how I intended my post to read I've fixed it below.800 rebanding per the FCC agreement was at no cost to the PS ends users but was paid for by Sprint-Nextel.
Now I'm confused. The Public Service systems you speak of, they will not be forced to move to 700 correct? Or is that not the case. I was under the impression that a move to 700 was voluntary for currently existing trunked public safety systems. Now the Interops I did suspect would find homes in 700 as is evidenced by licenses I see for interop frequencies.As for entities, for the most part, Public Service trunking systems are impacted. In addition, any interop frequencies will also need to move.