FCC reallocates spectrum for new wireless services
The FCC reallocated spectrum that can be used to provide a variety of new wireless services, including advanced wireless services (AWS), commonly referred to as "Third Generation" or "IMT-2000". 30 MHz of spectrum previously allocated to Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) operators has been reassigned for use by providers of advanced wireless services such as 3G. In a Third Report and Order issued yesterday, the Commission reassigned the 1990-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz, and 2165-2180 MHz bands for fixed and mobile wireless service applications. The comission also refused to reallocate the entire 2GHz MSS band for terrestrial wireless use.