Charles J. Chilton; Karl B. Nebbia; William B. Grant

Abstract: A Phase I spectrum resource assessment based upon use of the bands containing fixed and mobile services in the 947–17,700 MHz portion of the radio frequency spectrum was completed in 1984. From the total number of fixed and mobile bands, four bands (1350–1400 MHz, 2310–2390 MHz, 8400–8500 MHz, 14.5–15.35 GHz) were selected for further analysis of their potential for sharing. This is the Phase II report that includes actual system and equipment counts (where available) and projected future use by the various Government agencies who have, or plan, future services in the fixed and mobile bands from 947–17,700 MHz. It also provides an evaluation of the potential for sharing between Government and non-Government users in those bands selected during Phase I. Sharing is recommended for the 1350–1400 MHz and 8400–8500 MHz bands.

Keywords: spectrum management; fixed and mobile services; Government exclusive bands; Government/non-Government shared bands; spectrum sharing; long-range plan; Geographic Sharing; 947-17,700 MHz

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Ed Drocella, Chief,
Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-1652

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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