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CTIA Tells FCC 3.5 GHz Band Critical to 5G

CTIA representatives urged quick FCC action approving rules for a 3.5 GHz auction, in a call with an aide to acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel. “The C-Band auction was powerful evidence of the need for licensed, exclusive-use mid-band spectrum for 5G,…

and auctioning the 100 megahertz of spectrum at 3.45-3.55 GHz under a substantially similar framework is critical for the development of 5G,” said a filing posted Wednesday in docket 18-122.