On February 23, the WiMAX Forum along with the Utilities Telecom Council, American Petroleum Institute, Ameren Corporation, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC, Exelon Corporation, Iberdrola USA, GE Digital Energy, Siemens Industry, and Telrad Networks submitted an ex parte communication to the FCC. This submission is to follow up on meetings held between FCC staff and representatives from the WiMAX Forum, Utilities Telecom Council, American Petroleum Institute, Exelon Corporation, and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC on December 8-9, 2014.
In response to the FNPRM, the above organizations strongly opposed (and continue to oppose) the inclusion of the 3650-3700 MHz band in the proposed Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) Band. This coalition’s opposition is driven by the fact that there are many incumbents in this band with successful deployments under the current rules. Its position is based on the experimental nature of the proposed rules and the deleterious impact on the CBRS regulatory regime would have on incumbents, in particular, Critical Infrastructure Industries (CII) and Smart Grid Networks.
To read the whole ex parte submission, please click here.
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The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum Certified® products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. For more information, visit www.wimaxforum.org.