T-Mobile’s 3.65 GHz Petition Potentially Risky for Incumbents
EWA is still evaluating a Petition filed by T-Mobile that would allow licensed/auctioned Priority Access License (PAL) licensees to co-exist with grandfathered 3.65 GHz systems. Licensees in the band have until August 7, 2017, to define grandfathered protection zones around 3650-3700 MHz base stations that were registered as of April 17, 2015, and placed in operation by April 17, 2016, to protect themselves from future unlicensed Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) operations. EWA would expect the FCC to wait and see how many incumbents seek the opportunity to file for protection zones before responding to the T-Mobile filing.
EWA encourages those entitled to file for protection zones to do so by visiting the FCC’s Universal Licensing System and select “3650 Grandfathered Wireless Protection Zone Fil-ings” to begin (login required). (GN 12-354; DA 17-340; DA 17-609).Category: EWA On Your Side