This report provides a snapshot of the considerable efforts of NTIA, the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agency partners to repurpose radio frequency spectrum – either on an exclusive or shared use basis – to support commercial wireless services and applications such as 5G wireless connectivity. It highlights spectrum-related activities through the end of 2021.
6G: Open and Resilient by Design: Opening Remarks by Alan Davidson Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
Waiver of 5.9 GHz Band Rules to Permit Initial Deployment of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology
On November 20, 2020, the Commission released the 5.9 GHz First Report and Order, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Order of Proposed Modification, which adopted new rules for the 5.9 GHz band.1 The Report and Order (5.9 GHz First R&O) made spectrum available for unlicensed uses by designating the lower 45 megahertz of the band (5.850-5.895 GHz) for unlicensed operations while continuing to dedicate the upper 30 megahertz (5.895-5.925 GHz) for intelligent transportation systems (ITS).2 The 5.9 GHz First R&O said the Commission would permit existing and future Part 90 ITS li