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FCC starts consultation on LTE in unlicensed bands

Tuesday 5 May 2015 | 23:24 CET | News
The FCC has opened a public consultation on the development of LTE in unlicensed bands such as 3.5 and 5 GHz, to date used mainly for Wi-Fi services. Operators such as T-Mobile and Verizon have announced plans to test LTE Unlicensed, also known as Licensed Assisted Access. They're working with equipment suppliers such as Ericsson and Nokia Networks, who claim LTE can operate in the 5 GHz band without impacting Wi-Fi services. Bodies such as 3GPP and IEEE are working on standards for LTE-U/LAA, but coordination to date between the two organisations has been limited. The FCC is concerned about

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Companies: 3GPP / FCC / IEEE / Nokia Networks / T-Mobile
Countries: United States
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