By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 7-23-20

The FCC is holding its first ever auction of mid-band spectrum for 5G.

It is the auction of 70 MHz worth of county-based Priority Access Licenses (PALs) (a whopping 22,631 of them) in the 3550-3650 MHz 93.5 GHz band.  It is the most-ever flexible-use licenses available in a single auction, the FCC said.  Each license will be a 10 MHz unpaired channel.

That band is being shared by federal and non-federal users, with incumbents – Navy radar, for example – having the top priority, followed by PALs and then general authorized users (GAAs).  » Read More