Ligado Networks on Monday implored the FCC to let it move ahead with a plan to utilize its mid-band spectrum increase mobile network capacity and support the roll out of 5G services.
The company’s proposal calls on the FCC to approve the terrestrial deployment of Ligado’s 40 MHz of mid-band spectrum in the 1500 MHz to 1700 MHz range. Ligado has also asked the FCC to set aside the 10 MHz block of spectrum near GPS frequencies for satellite-only use.
Ligado said the deployment of mid-band spectrum would allow for the creation of “a model of at least a partial 5G network – a next-generation, hybrid satellite-terrestrial network – that will enable 5G use cases and mobile applications that require ultra-reliable, highly-secure and pervasive connectivity.”
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