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FCC to Host Workshop on Millimeter Wave Bands Technology

Event is open to the public, although attendees are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior

WASHINGTON�Learn more about the Federal Communications Commission�s Spectrum Frontiers NPRM and the state of technological developments in the millimeter wave bands at a March 10 workshop and technology demonstration.

The FCC�s Office of Engineering and Technology, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and the International Bureau will co-shost the event, which will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC headquarters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The organizations will host equipment demonstrations illustrating some of the technologies enabling advanced wireless services in the mmW bands, and the workshop will include perspectives from equipment manufacturers, licensees, wireless service providers, satellite service providers, and various other interested parties.

The Spectrum Frontiers NPRM proposed new rules for flexible use services, including mobile broadband, in frequencies above 24 GHz. The use of mmW bands for mobile and other advanced wireless broadband services is generally considered a component of future 5G networks.

This event is open to the public, although attendees are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the session. Pre-registration is not required, but attendees may submit their name and company affiliation ahead of time by sending an emailin order to expedite the check-in process.

The FCC will also webcast the workshop on the FCC Web page. Viewers will be able to submit questions during the workshop by email to[email protected].