Comcast and other 5G hopefuls take note: gobs of millimeter wave spectrum in FCC hands

Interesting news for wireless companies, and cable outfits including Comcast, who are making 5G plans — a new map provided by Allnet Insights & Analytis shows gobs of millimeter wave spectrum currently under the control of the FCC.

Millimeter wave spectrum -- stretching from 28 GHz to 39 GHz and then up through the 64-71 GHz band -- has been identified as a key element of forthcoming 5G networks.

The reason there is so much high-band spectrum in the FCC's hands is because many companies that were allocated these spectrum licenses years ago decided they weren't going to make a business of it and gave it back, or the FCC essentially foreclosed on the licenses because companies didn't meet their buildout requirements.

FierceWirelessTech examines the issue in depth here.

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