FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,122
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Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 2021418-0500
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April 7, 2011
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO HOLD APRIL 26, 2011 WORKSHOP ON
THE INTEROPERABILITY OF CUSTOMER MOBILE EQUIPMENT ACROSS
COMMERCIAL SPECTRUM BLOCKS IN THE 700 MHz BAND
RM No. 11592
On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Federal Communications
Commission's (FCC's) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will hold a workshop on the
interoperability of customer mobile equipment across commercial spectrum blocks in the 700 MHz Band.
The Commission has been actively monitoring and encouraging progress in the development of technical
specifications and devices for the 700 MHz band, particularly devices that can operate in multiple
frequency blocks within the band.' The workshop will focus on exploring solutions for promoting the
development and availability of equipment for the 700 MHz band. In addition, the workshop will discuss
providers' technology choices for the 700 MHz band, including the planned deployment of Long Term
Evolution (LTE) technology by certain providers, and how these technology choices can affect equipment
availability, competition, and roaming. The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at
FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TWV-C305, Washington, DC 20554.
Interoperability of Customer Mobile Equipment
Across Paired Commercial Spectrum Blocks in the 700 MHz Band
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
9:10 a.m. Panel I: Technical Issues Related to 700 MHz Interoperability and the
Development of Standards for the 700 MHz Band
On February 18, 2010, the Wireless Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on these issues, in response
to a petition for rulemaking filed by the 700 MHz Block A Good Faith Purchasers Alliance (Alliance). See Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition for Rulemaking Regarding 700 MHz Band Mobile
Equipment Design and Procurement Practices, RM No. 11592, Public Notice, DA 10-278 (Mar. I, 2010) (citing 700
Mhlz Block A Good Faith Purchaser Alliance Petition for Rulemaking Regarding the Need for 700 MHz Mobile
Equipment to be Capable of Operating on All Paired Commercial 700 MHz Frequency Blocks, filed Sept. 29,
2009). Comments. Reply Comments, and other documents filed in the proceeding may be viewed using the
Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at hup://fiallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/ using the proceeding
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