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Henry Cohen

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600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« on: December 06, 2013, 02:26:32 pm »

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just posted on the FCC Blog that he expects the 600MHz incentive [and forward] auctions to occur mid 2015.

If this holds, figure on a vacate date, for whatever spectrum was sold, about mid 2016 to mid 2017. But also plan on new spectrum holders to begin testing systems within months of the auction.

Stay tuned . . .

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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 05:12:24 pm »

Wheeler really emphasizes the perfect operation of the software as a requirement prior to the auction. If nothing else, at least they're paying attention.
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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 10:06:24 pm »

So we're looking at ~2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years to vacate and restock with new inventory. That sucks.
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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 12:52:01 am »

So we're looking at ~2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years to vacate and restock with new inventory. That sucks.

And do so without knowing what the final landscape will look like.  Oh goodie!
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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 11:43:56 am »

Seriously, like I/we don't have enough other crap to worry about...at least they should give us some idea of where they are going. >:(

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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 02:44:12 pm »

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just posted on the FCC Blog that he expects the 600MHz incentive [and forward] auctions to occur mid 2015.

If this holds, figure on a vacate date, for whatever spectrum was sold, about mid 2016 to mid 2017. But also plan on new spectrum holders to begin testing systems within months of the auction.

Stay tuned . . .

And how soon till they set there sights on the 500MHz range?

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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2013, 05:33:18 pm »

And how soon till they set there sights on the 500MHz range?

When over-the-air broadcast television is no longer seen as a need for the public. That'll only happen when there is an equally ubiquitous and relatively low-cost replacement available.

But actually, this upcoming auction and repack will turn the majority of the 500MHz into solid DTV occupied spectrum. In some areas, this is effectively going to be the loss of both the 600MHz and 500MHz for wireless mics at once. The vast majority of the 600MHz will be sold off the 500Mhz will be filled with DTV stations of every power level, some useable and many unusable.
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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2013, 07:01:20 pm »

When over-the-air broadcast television is no longer seen as a need for the public. That'll only happen when there is an equally ubiquitous and relatively low-cost replacement available.


This has actually been discussed for quite some time. 

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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 12:37:22 pm »

So, if I were in the market for new wireless, what band should I be buying in?
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Re: 600MHz Auctions - Mid 2015
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 01:01:55 pm »

So, if I were in the market for new wireless, what band should I be buying in?

Right now I'd say "none".  Depending on RF where you are, a 2.4gHz solution might work or it might not.

We're needing to replace our wireless inventory (Senny Gen 1, in A and B bands).  We're going to wait it out before spending $xx,xxx on wireless that could be unusable in 2 years.
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