FCC Seizes Millimeter Wave Licenses from FiberTower Unit

FCC Seizes Millimeter Wave Licenses from FiberTower Unit

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has declared a settlement with FiberTower. Fiber Tower, a millimetre wave (mmWave) company developed by AT&T Inc in 2017. Additionally, it implicates the company returning hundreds of sought-after spectrum licenses to the agency. FCC Seizes Millimeter Wave Licenses from FiberTower Unit

According to the settlement, AT&T will only get around 479 of FiberTower’s 39GHz licences and none of its 24GHz licences. Furthermore, it puts a significant dent in its 5G plans.

FCC Seizes Millimeter Wave Licenses from FiberTower Unit

According to a report, FiberTower has been forced to give up all of its 24GHz concessions (around 121 in total) and roughly the same number of 39GHz permits. Further, the FCC can now re-auction the vacant licenses at some point in the future.

According to the FCC paperwork, decision encouraged the regulator to state that FiberTower had not established that it had deployed a service substantial enough to meet FCC buildout requirements.

AT&T entered into an agreement in Jan 2017 to acquire San Francisco-based FiberTower. Additionally, the company wass founded in March 2014 and currently offers spectrum leases and backhaul services to wireless carriers.

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